Pastoral (PRIMARY PHASE)
Reception and Primary pupils are organised in classes of up to a maximum of 30 with a class teacher responsible for academic and pastoral care.
The pupils are divided into four houses across Primary and Secondary. They take part in many events and earn house points The House system encourages a sense of belonging and competitiveness.
Our Pastoral team is made up of a wide variety of individuals, all working together to ensure our students are provided with the best possible environment to learn and grow.
- Chaplaincy – we are delighted that our onsite Chaplaincy team support all of us at King Solomon International Business School. You will see them in assemblies, leading prayer, working 1:1 with our young people, a friendly face, and listening to our school community.
- Co educators – we know that the pupils are at school for most of the day, however we thrive on our relationships with our families. Together we are make a difference to our children’s future lives
Student Leadership Role – We are thrilled to have so many leaders at King Solomon. They are shaping the future. Each year the pupils enjoy voting for their class friends.
Head Boy and Head Girl
The Head Boy and Head Girl represent the school and pupil body. They are recognised across the school, and as such, have greater accountability for all their actions. They are responsible for preparing the school assemblies, running assemblies and presenting Certificates. They also greet guests to our school and speak at a range of school functions and events.
House Captains (Vice House Captains)
The House Captains are responsible for assisting with events across the school, who assist to organise their teams, sports equipment and build positive team spirit, attitudes and efforts. They are also in charge of collecting and announcing the House Points each week. They help younger students engage in sports by hosting lunch time sports events for each year level, aimed at developing pupil wellbeing.
As role models, our student leaders act with care and courtesy and reliability: show empathy towards others and act as good friends would; use manners and basic good grace when dealing with other students and adults; treat others fairly, honesty and keep their dignity in tact; show self discipline and control of your feelings and your actions. Students are given support on how to become a student leader and build the following attributes: responsibility, reliability and trustworthiness; they are friendly and act like a good friend should; they work well with others; are capable of doing the job; and are positive and enthusiastic.
The Digital Leaders have several responsibilities and are a crucial part of the school. They are relied upon to set up the necessary technology for their learning areas.
The creative leaders play a significant role in promoting creativity in the school environment. They promote different mediums to record your learning and also set competitions and arrange theme days.
Leaders of Learning
Leaders of Learning are responsible for encouraging a love of learning within the school. They encourage the pupils to grow their knowledge, practise their skills and deepen their understanding.
The reading leaders play a significant role in ensuring the Library is accessible for all pupils. They achieve this by looking after the books, encouraging reading for pleasure, organising literary events and reading stories at lunchtime.
The Eco Warriors are responsible for raising awareness within the school. They take initiative in promoting different environmental causes as well as implementing programs that ensure the environment is well cared for.
The Deacons help to run our assemblies and teach people about Christianity. They are actively involved with our school Chaplaincy Team.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning arches over all of the curriculum throughout the school.
Promoting British Values
King Solomon International Business School is committed to serving its community. We recognise the diverse, multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
In respecting diversity in Britain we follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. We are committed to preparing students for their adult life in all of the above, ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values, respect for diversity and offer an international and business dimension to all our students.
The five British Values are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. The School uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways we seek to embed British values.
The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at King Solomon, with democratic principles being used for important decision making within the school community. e.g., elections being held for the School Council Members etc. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Religious Studies curriculum as well as in form time and assemblies.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at King Solomon. Students are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted by the student code of conduct and student expectations. Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police reinforce this message.
At King Solomon students are actively encouraged to make independent choices with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at King Solomon educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through teaching online-safety, discussion in class, debating and democratic voting. The school has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Behaviour for Learning Policy and Anti Bully Policy.
Respect is a strong part of King Solomon. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are encouraged to treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through our teaching and learning environment. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views within a safe environment.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is achieved though equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. Students benefit from a number of international visitors, including students from other continents and cultures. Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year. The Religious Studies curriculum, which is compulsory for all students up to the end of KS4, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.
King Solomon International Business School is part of the Global Learning Programme which is recognised by Ofsted for its contribution to students’ SMSC and curriculum knowledge about global issues. King Solomon is also striving for accreditation with the International Schools Award – Intermediate level and works in partnerships with schools overseas to teach students about life in other countries and develop them as global citizens.
King Solomon International Business School strives endlessly to ensure that its students complete their schooling with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and make a successful contribution to our Society.
Thrive is a special way of working with children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.
Positive relationships with dedicated staff are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development. Repetition of these activities supports their development, helping them to:
Feel good about themselves and know that they matter
Increase their sense of security and trust
Increase their emotional well-being
Improve their capacity to be creative and curious
Increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
Learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
Learn to think before behaving in a certain way
And much more…