Senior Leadership Team
Head of Primary – Mrs H Kent
Mrs Kent is an experienced Primary Leader who has taught in the UK and Internationally. She is passionate about making a difference in young people's lives and thrives from building a learning community and knowing every student.
She has raised standards in teaching and learning in different EYFS and Primary settings. She has improved reading and writing outcomes through a cross curricular approach and embedded restorative practise to improve attitudes to learning.
Head of EYFS and Deputy Head of Primary - Mrs Grannell
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 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.
Head of SENCO – Mrs J Bhalsod
Mrs Bhalsod completed her degree in Television and Radio but decided to pursue a career in education as she wanted to do something exciting and purposeful. After completing a PGCE she went into teaching.
She thoroughly enjoys working with children and seeing them succeed. After teaching for a couple of years in an alternative provision and other schools she also supported children on a one to one basis and small groups to help them achieve their potential. She has several roles within King Solomon which include special educational needs and safeguarding.
She said “There are many things that I love about working at the school. My main things would be the people and the vision. There is so much the school want to do to ensure that the children have the best possible start in life and I feel that the school have an amazing ethos, faith and determination. The people are amazing and more like a family. Being here from the start makes it even better”.
Head of Corporate Affairs – Mr S Brooks
His role is to develop the business ethos of the school and working relationships with businesses, community organisations, individuals and Civic society. As a qualified Adult Education teacher he frequently speaks in churches, schools, universities and professional forums. He has worked within the education and social enterprise sector for over twenty five years and has initiated several accredited personal development and mentoring programs.
He is a board member of several national and regional organisations (including political, faith and business) and is committed to working to effect positive change in people and organisations. He is a director of the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission, providing work based Chaplaincy and has been appointed as an External Advisor to Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). His overwhelming passion is to help pupils of King Solomon School maximise their potential.