I joined Kings of Wessex in September 2019 as a Computer Science teacher. Since I began teaching in 2004 I have taught Maths, RE, Philosophy and Computer Science at GCSE and A-Level. It has been a varied and fulfilling career so far and have I enjoyed each season.
I have taught in four schools during my time in education and Kings of Wessex is by far and away my favourite. It’s so exciting to be part of such a superb school, full of fantastic students and teachers all pulling together to be the best we can be. It is a privilege to lead Avalon House for our part in the Kings community.
Being a Head of House is a privilege, and I am excited to witness vibrant young people develop day by day. Our House motto is taken from the Bible, Luke 2:52, which is the only verse about Jesus’ teenage years. It says that Jesus grew ‘in wisdom, stature and favour’. As I lead Avalon I am passionate about seeing members of our house grow in their learning and knowledge, develop into healthy young adults, and in their relationships with one another..
I joined King of Wessex Academy in 2021 as a Business Studies teacher and feel immensely proud to be a Head of Camelot House. I am keenly interested in pastoral care, and I enjoy building relationships with students and watching them reach their full potential. Communication is a pivotal element of pastoral care; it is vital to bridge the gap between school and home and make this as transparent as possible. As a young adult, I struggled at school; however, some incredible teachers helped me stay on the right path. The support given to me drives my passion for the role as Head of House.
Before teaching, I worked in marketing. With this experience, I firmly believe in treating students like young adults, which allows students to have a mature approach to their studies. I have high expectations of all my students because I want them to be ready for life after school.
I look forward to seeing students achieve what they desire later in life because of the support they receive at school.
"A community of individuals who care for themselves, each other and their environment"
I joined Kings in 2015 as a Teacher of Business and became Deputy Head of Tintagel before being offered the position as Head of House. I thoroughly enjoy working with our students and am very proud to be Head of Tintagel – the best House!
As a Head of House I hope to be someone who my students feel is there for them as well as someone with high expectations who leads by example. Our motto is ‘A community of individuals’, my aim is to ensure everyone feels welcome in Tintagel and that it’s a place where individuality is celebrated.
I am very lucky in Tintagel to have a dedicated team working with me, this is made up of Mrs Angus our Deputy Head of House as well as our fantastic tutors. I am always excited to hear about Tintagel’s successes in school and outside of school, please do keep us informed of student’s achievements so we can celebrate them here as well as at home!
I joined Kings in November 2017 as a Cover Supervisor after a 4 year stint at Gordano School in Portishead, again as a Cover Supervisor. I was then offered the position of Deputy Head of Lyonesse House and then the role of Head of Lyonesse House. I love the mix of being in the classroom one minute then having to deal with Pastoral duties the next. Lyonesse House ethos is being Kind, Caring and Resilient - qualities that will allow our students to develop into well rounded young people. Lyonesse is an inclusive house and we pride ourselves on being individuals. this is the house motto.
Head of House for Lyonesse
Matt Rigg (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Head of House
Deputy Head of House
Leanda Mochrie and Christie Zanelli
Abbie Edgell and Georgina Rebello
Here at The Kings Academy, we operate a House system that creates a sense of pride, belonging, and togetherness, and evokes some healthy competition amongst students and staff.
As a Pastoral Team, we are passionate about developing the whole learner. We aim to deliver an outstanding and enthusiastic house system that values and nurtures each other. We aim to provide first-class pastoral care, whilst ensuring that we equip students with the opportunities to be ambitious and to feel positive. Ensuring that our students are being encouraged and supported by the belief of staff, parents, carers, and the community.
We aim to ensure that character development and learner leadership are at the forefront of what we do here at The Kings Academy, and we strive to ensure that our learners are growing in belief, confidence, responsibility, and pride. These principles are at the forefront of our daily delivery to ensure that our learners demonstrate respect, pride, resilience, and passion for their learning and kindness.
We encourage our learners to challenge themselves daily to make exceptional progress and development at The Kings Academy. Students are provided with the opportunity to represent their house in a wide range of activities including inter-house competitions. The vast selection of events reflects our intention to make our house system holistic and engaging; we aim to give everyone the chance to shine. We encourage our students to lead active, fulfilled, and healthy lifestyles to ensure they are forever growing and aspiring.
We are very proud of the House System at The Kings Academy and aim to make every member of our community feel that they have a sense of belonging and pride when representing The Kings Academy.
By Mr J Caulfield
Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral, Inclusion and Welfare