Staff to Know
There will be lots of new faces to learn including new friends, teachers and support staff. To give you a head start, here are some of the first people you will get to know when you join us at KTC. You might recognise some from your visit to us on our open day!
Ms Wride - Head of School
As Head of School, I am very much looking forward to working with you all to ensure you achieve your goals and aspirations within our school community. My vision is to empower you all so that you can take control of your own future as a result of learning with us. I am very excited to meet you all.
Firstly, I want to say that we are delighted to have you join us here at KTC! Before I joined the KTC family, I worked in primary schools for over 10 years (most of this as a Year 6 teacher) so I know how exciting and nerve-wracking starting secondary school can be. That’s why I was so excited to be asked to take on this role last year. My job is all about transition, wellbeing and learning. This means I start collecting information about you from your primary school teachers, SENCOs and parents before you even start at KTC to help make your move to us a positive experience. Once you’re with us, I organise and ‘direct’ Year 7’ to ensure you are supported and achieving as you move through your first year with us.
I am very excited to be your Head of Year next year! My main job as your Head of Year is to make sure you are being the very best possible version of yourself every single day! I will do this by monitoring your attendance and punctuality to lessons, checking up on your behaviour and being there for any day to day problems or questions that you might have (I know you will have lots of questions, especially at the start of the year) and I will be here to answer them all. I will also work closely with you, your parents and your teachers to make sure you are succeeding in every aspect of school life at Kemnal and to be there to celebrate all of your successes with you! I can’t wait to meet you all!
I’m the pastoral lead for Year 7. This means that I look after the well-being of students and help guide them to be the best they can be. I’m always around to help you if you need me and can’t wait to meet all of you in person.
What does a Pastoral Lead do?
- Works closely with your Head of Year and Director to monitor your wellbeing,
- Listens to your concerns. If you are worried about anything at all, I’m here to offer support and help find solutions with advice and guidance,
- I keep your parents informed about how you’re doing,
- I organise groups for you to help with any social or emotional support you might need,
- I celebrate your successes with praise and rewards!