King Edward’s is a happy and successful school, where the social and emotional well-being of our pupils is central to all that we do. We get to know our pupils well and build open and trusting relationships so that the children who arrive in Year 7 can flourish, succeed and develop into spirited, thoughtful and confident young adults. We value tolerance and kindness, and work hard to develop resilience and independence.
The pastoral life of the school is led by the Deputy Head (Pastoral) and the heads of sector, who direct the work of the heads of year and the form tutors. On a daily basis a form tutor is the key person in overseeing the progress and development of our pupils. They listen, encourage and support, and work closely with experienced heads of year or senior tutors to ensure that no child slips through the net and that each receives the support and guidance that they need. Sixth Form prefects play a key role in supporting the work of the pastoral team both formally and informally.
Our community is inclusive and welcoming, and our pastoral care is proactive and not simply reactive when things go wrong. At King Edward’s we expect children to learn from their mistakes and to work with us to move on. Our support network includes a confidential and free counselling service as well as an excellent medical centre and school nurse who looks after us all.