Encouraging Excellence, Nurturing Talent in Every Individual
Effective communication in a fast moving and complex environment that deals with human emotions is crucial. We urge all parents to get in touch quickly and with the appropriate person to ensure a speedy resolution to any issue - no matter how trivial it may seem.
Please contact our reception team at firstname.lastname@example.org for all matters relating to forms, letters, timetables, timings, lost property, school shop and all other routine school administrative matters.
For all Year 7 to 10 admissions enquiries, visits, open evenings, testing queries, catchment questions, transport queries and individual tours of the school then please contact Rhona Adam - Principal's PA.
Although we would not wish it to be so, concerns are an inevitable part of school life and once again speedy communication at any early stage is crucial. Please ensure that you contact the correct person first so that your concern is dealt with quickly and by the correct person.
If you have a concern of an academic nature and it has not been resolved by the teacher then you should email the relevant head of Department from the list below. They are responsible for all aspects of the management of their departments including teaching and learning; marking and assessment and classroom discipline.
For all issues relating to examination entries, resits, remarks and all other public exam queries including examination timetables then please contact our Exams Officer Lou Gaunt.
For all routine enquries of a teacher or a tutor then please use email. Teachers are normally engaged from 8:30-4:00 so e mail is the most direct and simplest form of contact. However if you do want to speak to a teacher then please do make this clear so that a mutually convenient time to call can be arranged.
Each Year Group is line managed by a Head of Year. They are ultimately responsible for all matters relating to wider whole school issues relating to serious pastoral concerns, systemic academic underperformance across a range of subjects or serious behavioural concerns. All minor pastoral issues should be referred to the form tutor first. Academic matters relating to homework, teaching and learning or classroom issues should go to the class teacher or Head of Department and NOT the Head of Year.
Urgent or very serious issues relating to Child Protection Matters or that may need to involve other agencies should be referred immediately to Mark Hunkin, Vice Principal. Urgent Sixth Form matters should be referred to Mr Robertson, Director of Sixth Form
If you have a serious complaint that has not been resolved through the normal channels then you should write to the Principal who will conduct an enquiry and write up a formal report of the investigation's findings. Complaints should be in writing and addressed to the Principal and copied to the Chair of Governors at the main school address. If you remain unhappy with the outcome of the Principal's investigations then you may appeal in writing within 14 days to the Chair of Governors who will review the findings with members of the school's Strategy Committee. The full complaints procedure can be downloaded from the school's policy section.
King Edward VI Grammar School
or call 01507 600456
Chair of Trustees: Margaret Johnson
King Edward VI Education Trust
A Charitable Company Limited by Gurantee registered in England and Wales (Company No: 09635329)
Y7 TO 10 ADMISSIONS
or call 01507 353474
SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS
or call 01507 353475
(SIMS LEARNING GATEWAY)
or call 01507 600456 Ext 292
ATTENDANCE & REGISTRATION
Issues regarding Special Education Needs should be directed to Mr Mark Hunkin, Vice Principal & SENCO or Mrs Tanya Branowsky, Head of Learning Support