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King Solomon International Business School

Senior Leadership Team



Assistant Head Teacher Secondary 

Mrs. H Cornish is an experienced senior leader, managing and leading teaching and learning teams in secondary schools. In 2014 she completed  a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) developing her knowledge and generating a variety of different strategies to drive up standards in schools. In her previous school as Senior Assistant Headteacher she was responsible for Key Stage 3 where she improved outcomes through changing attitudes to learning and again improving teaching and learning. 

Mrs Cornish was Designated Safeguarding Lead in her previous school and is very knowledgeable around keeping all children safe and supporting vulnerable students. She is passionate about Performing Arts and being able to develop students’ self-esteem and confidence, and in turn preparing students for life after school. She has taught a variety of different subjects and is passionate about education and ensuring all student gain their full potential.


Assistant Head Teacher Secondary 

Mrs D Allen has 25 years of experience teaching in inner-city Birmingham secondary schools. In her previous schools she was head of a successful Religious Studies Department and then moved into Pastoral and became Head of Year.  In 2003 she gained Advanced Skills Teacher Status, leading on whole school personal development days. Whilst being an Assistant Head teacher in charge of Teaching and Learning, she was able to launch some exciting new ideas and bring the latest teaching and learning pedagogy to aid the development of staff and progress of students. Mrs Allen as also been a OCR GCSE examiner and led on working parties on the monitoring of GCSE provision across the city. She is a strong believer that all students can achieve if they are offered opportunities and they take advantage of this.  Her passion is always putting the interest of the students first and foremost on their educational journey. 


Assistant Head Teacher Secondary 

Miss. S Kalirai

Has over 15 years teaching experience across secondary schools across the West Midlands region and is an experienced leader and Business Studies specialist teacher. Her approach is strategic and she has vast skills in managing teams in leading behaviour for learning, pupil progress and pastoral teams in secondary schools. Miss Kalirai has passion for continuous development and strongly believes education must keep abreast with a constantly changing world to ensure student gain the best experience.  She has successfully completed National Professional Qualifications and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Warwick which help her to expand her skills and knowledge in school improvements. 

In her previous roles as Progress Leader, she was responsible for Key Stage 3 and 4 where she improved outcomes through changing attitudes to learning and closing the gap so that all children achieved regardless of their social status.

Miss Kalirai is passionate about entrepreneurship and being able to develop students’ curiosity and business skills, and in turn equipping students for the real world of industry.  She has had positive results for her subject area both at keystage 4 and Post 16 and in a strong believer of unleashing students' full potential through a personalised approach to teaching and learning. 


Assistant Head Teacher Secondary 

Mr Naiken has been teaching as a maths teacher for over 15 years in a variety of secondary schools ranging from large multi-cultural academies in inner cities to smaller coastal town schools dotted around the country. He was a department head and senior leader before moving into education consultancy working with academies right across the country, including post-16 learners in further education colleges. He has raised achievement in many departments and been instrumental in improving teaching in many institutions. His passion is teaching and learning and helping students be the best they can be.  


Head of EYFS and Deputy Head of Primary

Mrs Grannell has spent much of her working life interacting with children. She spent many years working behind the scenes in children's television and with a variety of programmes in roles varying from researcher to associate producer. Once beginning her own family, she retrained as a primary school teacher and has taught in a variety of Birmingham and Sandwell schools. She is a great believer in giving children the opportunity to access a fantastic education and has spent years bringing learning to life in her classrooms. Mrs Grannell is trained as a Lay Reader with the Church of England (a layperson is licensed to preach and to conduct some religious services) and enjoys her church life in the Birmingham diocese. Mrs Grannell is committed to giving King Solomon children a firm foundation for their educational journey.


Assistant Head  Teacher of Primary

Miss Jackson is an experienced, creative teacher who has taught in both the UK and Internationally. She is dedicated to providing outstanding educational experiences for all and to see the development and empowerment of the next generation. Miss Jackson has always worked in diverse schools with higher-than-average numbers of Pupil Premium, SEND and EAL students. She is passionate about doing all that she can to equip children with life chances and choices.