The King's (The Cathedral) School


The level of support offered varies from pupil to pupil and their needs at a particular time.  The first step for all our pupils is high quality teaching differentiated where necessary.

If a student is identified as having SEN (Special Educational Needs) there will be a clear analysis of their needs, which will be communicated in the form of a pupil passport.  Teachers use this to help them plan according to a pupil’s needs and requirements in the classroom.  In addition, staff are given suggested classroom strategies in order to meet the pupil’s needs.  Effective differentiation will help your child to participate in all aspects of learning to make the best possible progress.

Support and intervention will be matched to their needs and reviewed regularly.  This is known as SEN support.  This may be with the support of outside agencies.  We have a provision map that is a tool to help us identify interventions for pupils with SEN and disabilities.  A range of assessments is used pre and post intervention to evaluate progress.  We use this to help us monitor the effectiveness of these interventions and thereby inform planning for future support.

Where the child or young person has not made expected progress, despite the School having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the SEN of the child or young person, we will consider requesting an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.

Support We Offer for Pupils’ Wellbeing

Your child will be placed in a tutor group and your child’s tutor will oversee the well-being of your child on a day-to-day basis.

  • The King’s School has a member of staff who operates ‘Pupil Reception’; students can attend this area for medical assistance and advice, including the administration of medicines as authorised and directed by parents/carers.
  • Mentoring programmes – SEN specific
  • Pastoral Prefects (Year 12/13 pupils)
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Prayer Room
  • School Chaplain and associated group
  • Assemblies
  • Gym
  • School Nurse
  • Liaison with outside agencies
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Pupil Support Officers (PSO)
  • Virtual School for Looked After Children

The School runs an active School Council to which students are invited to express their views.  This group of elected young people meets regularly and communicates views/concerns of pupils across the School back to senior members of staff.