Central to all we do at IAK is the belief that each of our students should feel individually listened to and valued. A carefully integrated system of pastoral care has created a strong team of staff, each with the responsibility of looking after the welfare of an allocated group of children.
In Foundation Years it is the class teacher and classroom assistant who take primary responsibility for the care of the children in their class. They are assisted by a Head of Foundation.
In years 1 to 6, the class teacher (in year 1, the classroom assistant also) are the primary caretakers of the children in their class. There is also a Dean of students at each year level who is responsible for coordinating the pastoral care. Ultimate responsibility rests with the Head of Primary.
In years 7-12, Form tutors are the ’front line’ of the pastoral provision, they meet their students daily. There is also a Dean of Students for each year level to support the more serious needs of the students. The Assistant Head (Pastoral) will act as Head Dean, coordinating the team of Deans and will oversee the pastoral care of all students from Year 5 to 12.
We like to promote a relaxed atmosphere amongst staff and students in the school, whilst maintaining high standards and expectations of behaviour. Lapses are responded to with a variety of sanctions. Where a student is unwilling or unable to meet these standards, then their parents will be contacted.