Care & Support

Pastoral Support

King Arthur’s School prides itself on the quality of its pastoral care, which helps all students to remain engaged and motivated to learn. At King Arthur’s we believe that every child matters and should feel valued as part of our community. Young people need to feel safe and secure in order to thrive academically and socially, and our pastoral team works hard to ensure that this is the case and to help students and their families deal with problems if and when they arise.


Pastoral Team

Adele Creed: Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)/Designated Safeguarding Lead/Prevent

Claire Pattemore: Head of Upper School (Years 10 – 11)

Gary Chapman: Head of Lower School (Years 7 – 9)

A Head of Years role is to focus on progress and learning. They will also deal with attendance, behavioural and welfare issues. They are supported by a team of Tutors who have regular daily contact with pupils during morning registration and afternoon tutor time. Along with specialist staff they deliver Personal, Social and Careers Education. The Tutor is the first point of contact for Parents/Carers who have a concern about their child.

Hayley Andrews: Head of Community and PSHE

PSHE helps a student to understand the world around them through the strands of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Jonny Hayes: Head of House System

The House system of: Percivale, Galahad, Gawain and Lancelot helps to build on individual strengths and create bonds between year groups.

Sarah Legg: Lead First Aider/Careers and Student Pastoral Support

Wendy Watson: Independent Careers Adviser

Claire Hamblin: Attendance Officer and Admissions


King Arthur’s school also benefits from a  strong partnership with outside agencies such as School Medical Health service, Children and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS), independent counsellors, academic mentors, the Educational Psychologist service, the Education Welfare Service and Parental Family Supports Advisers (PFSA’s).


Further Information:

Young Minds is a national charity that provides practical support and advice on Mental Health.  They also have a Young Minds Parent Helpline phone number: 08088025544



Heads Together is a charity designed to promote support and communication about mental health issues. Lady Gaga + Prince William | Heads Together | #oktosay



The NHS have a website offering mental health support called 2gether this website offers a range of other services for young people and parents at this location


Students against depression offers excellent advice for anyone feeling low, stressed or depressed



Mindful is a new service for 11-17 year olds providing help and advice on mental health and emotional well being


Anxiety UK is a charity to help people suffering from anxiety disorders



No Panic is a helpline providing support for panic attacks and anxiety disorders



CEOP website The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.” You can also report concerns and abuse and will find a button to CEOP on most social networking sites as well as in instant messaging and other interactive software.