Pastoral

Primary Pastoral

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.

All students are assigned to one of four Houses for pastoral support. The House system encourages a sense of belonging and competitiveness. Most of the school’s extra-curricular activities, such as business venture competitions, concerts, and fund-raising activities take place through the House system.  The pastoral element of the House system gives older students the opportunity to become Peer Mentors to younger students.

Our Student Council, a forum for students to raise issues and plan student led activities on behalf of the school, also provides an important vehicle which gives students a ‘Voice’.  The Student Council are periodically given opportunities to make presentation to the Board of Director.

PastoralSpiritual, 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.

Democracy

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.

Individual liberty

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.

Mutual respect

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.