Secondary policies

Behaviour

It is a basic requirement for learning that pupils are well behaved. We have high expectations of our pupils’ behaviour. Pupils must treat each other and their teachers with respect and act appropriately in learning environments.  We maintain high standards of behaviour by "sweating the small stuff". This means teachers being consistent about routines and detail. It means addressing pupils’ actions when they do not meet expectations, whether this concerns the way uniform is worn, equipment, promptness to class, or actions or language to one another. This firm approach to behaviour will be supported by the strong nurturing relationships between teachers and pupils, made easier by the school's small size. If pupils decline to meet our expectations of behaviour, the consequences will include isolation from their peers, detentions and missing enjoyable activities such as extra-curricular learning, or school trips. In extreme or repeated cases pupils will face temporary or permanent exclusion.

Attendance

We want our children to be in school every day. We aim to have as close to 100% attendance as possible.  All pupils are expected to be ready, in class, for registration at 8.00am. Pupils should therefore be through the entrance by 7.55am. The school day runs until 4pm (additional activities until 6pm).

If a pupil is unable to attend school due to illness or other circumstances, parents should contact the School Office on 020 7563 6900 (option 1), before 8.00am. On a pupil’s return to school following an absence, we ask for a short note outlining the reason for the absence, and if the absence is longer than five days, a doctor’s certificate is required. All holiday requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the holiday being taken. Authorisation for absence can be granted at the headteacher’s discretion, depending on individual circumstances; however, as our school supports the view that every day and every lesson counts, such absences will normally be refused.

Please contact us for a copy of the Application for Holiday or Extended Leave of Absence form.

Uniform

King Solomon Academy has a school uniform as we believe that it fosters a feeling of belonging and encourages children to take pride in their school. We are very grateful to parents/carers for supporting the wearing of uniform. Key items of uniform (blazer, jumper, bag etc) must be purchased from the Price & Buckland Website here. Other items others (e.g. trousers, shoes) will be left for parents to purchase from any outlet of their choosing, as long as they meet the Academy’s uniform policy. The uniform is as follows:”

All items marked with * are only available from the Price & Buckland website. We will ensure that these items are reasonable in terms of cost.

Girls Boys
  • Jumper (with school logo)*
  • School Blazer*
  • Secondary School tie*
  • White collared shirt (long/short sleeve)
  • Grey skirt or trousers
  • Black/grey tights
  • Black shoes (no trainers)
  • Jumper (with school logo)*
  • School Blazer*
  • Secondary School tie*
  • White collared shirt (long/short sleeve)
  • Grey trousers
  • Grey/black socks
  • Black shoes (no trainers)

Other items can include:

  • Smart black coat/jacket without logo
  • Dark coloured gloves
  • Dark coloured scarf

Any items of school uniform that are likely to be taken off should be clearly marked with the child's name.

The only jewellery worn is as follows:

  • one wristwatch
  • one pair of stud earrings (girls)

If a child is wearing more jewellery than this they will be asked to remove it and it will be returned at the end of the school day. The school cannot accept liability for the loss of jewellery.

KSA PE kit

To purchase KSA Secondary PE kit, please click here to reach the website. If you have any queries please contact Ms Colmans on 0207 563 6906.

Homework

Completing homework is essential to the success of individual pupils and the classroom community. It gives pupils the opportunity to extend their learning and to reinforce what has been learned in class, as well as being part of a child’s learning which parents can support directly.

In Year 7, pupils will usually be set 75 minutes of homework on every day including Fridays. Each subject will be set 25 minutes of homework on their allotted days. A homework timetable will be issued at the start of term and will be similar to the one below:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English English English English English
Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Science French Science French Music

Additional extended homework will be set over holiday periods, which will be planned for by teachers in advance of holidays, with each subject setting the equivalent of 1 hour of homework per week.

In following years, homework will increase as follows:

Year Total nightly work (hours) Usually made up of
Year 8 1.5 4 x 25mins
 Year 9 1.5 4 x 25mins
Year 10/11 2 3 x 40 mins
Year 12/13* 2+ 2 x 1hour+

* Year 12/13 homework will constitute more extended work to mirror the expectations of university learning

Home School Agreement

Pupils, parents, teachers and support staff all sign the Whatever it takes Commitment. This is a joint promise that all of us will put in the time and effort required for our children to succeed.

 Whatever-ir-takes Commitment