Care & Support

Pastoral Support & Safeguarding

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.



Safeguarding is the top priority of all schools and even sits above teaching and learning in its importance. Should you have any concerns or wish to report any concerns, please do contact us immediately and ask to speak to one of the following members of our team:

Adele Creed – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Legg – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gary Chapman – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jen Jacklin – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

You can contact us via or 01963 32368.

Find out more on our Safeguarding page here.


Pastoral Team

Adele Creed: Assistant Headteacher, Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gary Chapman: Assistant Headteacher , SENDCo, Inclusion and Intervention, Deputy DSL

Matt Elloway: Pastoral Lead, Head of Physical Education

The Pastoral lead role is to focus on progress and learning. They will also deal with attendance, behavioural and welfare issues. The Pastoral lead is 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: Transition, Ambition & Community Lead. Associate SLT

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

Sarah Legg: Pastoral Support Coordinator, Careers & Attendance Officer

Aaron Rigby: Independent Careers Adviser

Claire Hamblin: Student Data & Reporting Administrator, Admissions Officer

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.

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).

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Safeguarding Update


Protecting your children online

*Please be aware some of the links below may contain disturbing content*


Support during home schooling:

School nursing service

Online working leaflet for parents

How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus -Young Minds



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.


Gillingham Food Bank serves our local community and provides a vital service. For moreinformation please visit their website: