The Christian Ethos
King Solomon’s character development programme is based on the moral virtues associated with the Fruit of the Spirit, i.e.: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. The development of these virtues, which is integrated into the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, provides students with a moral compass for life.
Our School Chaplain, supported by a team of voluntary Chaplains, plays a key role in school in unity with the SLT to ensure that the Christian ethos permeates every aspect of the school. The Chaplaincy team oversees collective worship, prayer, faith development, Bible Smart clubs and global social action projects. Our Chaplaincy team also seeks to build relationships with partner churches and Christian establishments and liaises with other faith leaders to ensure that the needs of students from
Collective worship is central to our school community. As a multi-denominational Christian school, we have a varied, well-planned and engaging worship practice which is both traditional and modern. Students are encouraged and supported to be involved in the planning and delivery of collective worship. Parents are welcome to attend our special worship services.
One of the ways in which our commitment to supporting the needs of other faiths is reflected is through the provision of our multi-faith room. The facility is available to students from other faith traditions to use for prayer and reflection.
There are plenty of opportunities throughout the school for students to have quiet times for praying, reflecting, and reading the Bible, as we have prayer stations in communal areas, reflective corners in classrooms, an Inner Sanctuary (the School Chapel) and a multi-faith room.
The principle of ‘God first ‘permeates throughout the school and prayer is a key expression of our respect for putting God first. In addition to our vibrant collective worship we also have a prayer letter box facility which all students and staff can access to solicit prayer support. We also receive prayer support via our parents’ prayer group and partner churches. Children who are well versed in the Christian faith can volunteer to be a prayer warden, responding to requests for peer prayer support.
Music and Singing
Music and singing is the heartbeat of this school, as evident not just in collective worship, but throughout the school day. Our excellent school choir will have an ambassadorial role for the school.
Celebration of Key Events
We celebrate Christmas, Easter, Lent and All Saints (instead of Halloween). King Solomon also gives due recognition to the key festivals of other faiths.
King Solomon promotes Education Sunday and Education Saturday throughout churches
Dedications and Baptisms
Our school Chaplain works with local churches to support families who desire their child to be dedicated or baptised.
Religious Education (RE)
King Solomon has an excellent Christian education programme which is integrated into the curriculum as well as taught as a discreet subject. We follow the Birmingham agreed syllabus which includes the study of other major faiths.
Bible Smart Club
Our Bible Smart Club, an extra-curricular activity, is available for all students to participate in. In this club students will develop a greater understanding of the Bible and how to study it effectively.
The Christian ethos of King Solomon supports our commitment to fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These British values are integrated into the curriculum and extra-curricular activities of the school. … (more)
Christian Business Ethics
The Biblical character, King Solomon, was not only renowned in his era for his wisdom, but also for being a highly successful international business trader. At King Solomon students will be taught Christian business ethics to underpin their approach to doing business.
King Solomon is a Fairtrade school; we are committed to making a real difference to third world producers through the school’s buying power.
Global Social Action
King Solomon is ‘a school in the heart of Birmingham which reaches out to its local community, its nation and its world’. The school, through its social action projects, is actively involved in meeting the needs of its local, national and international community.
All of our staff are committed to the Christian ethos of the school. Staff receive training on Christian values and ethos, and are expected to model the virtues we seek to develop in the students.
The Whole School Family
We are committed to developing close relationships with parents and other key family members. A range of events are organised for families throughout the year. There are opportunities for parents to be involved in our Parent Teacher Association, parents’ prayer meetings, parents’ training and development programmes, family events and to access our family counselling service.
King Solomon values partnership with churches, church establishments and networks as well as partnership with other faith groups.