Striving for excellence

King Solomon Academy is a different type of school. It is a team and a family of people who are all working together to achieve our mission of preparing our pupils for success at university and beyond. We are now a full school teaching pupils aged 3-18 on the same site, and in summer 2016, our first cohort of pupils completed their A levels and head off to the best universities in the country, realising our mission by setting the standard for all the year groups which will follow.

We have a very strong focus on academic excellence – prioritising reading, writing and maths for as long as each pupil needs – but couple this with developing pupils as leaders ready to build a better future for themselves, their families and their community. We do this through explicitly teaching our pupils how to work hard for themselves and to help others, as well as how to have fun through our specialist music programme where every pupil in our school learns a strings instrument, in sports and arts and on annual residential trips, including visits to the best universities in the country.

Training opportunities

King Solomon Academy has an excellent track record of training teachers through Ark’s School Direct Programme. We take pride in searching out people who have great potential and growing them into great teachers and leaders. We welcome applications from those who are interested training in a high performing context. Our trainee teachers benefit from being surrounded by experienced teachers who invest time in their development and the high expectations and sense of mission that defines our school.

 

Be part of a network

Joining our school means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will have the opportunity to come together with your peers locally, nationally and sometimes even internationally, to share resources, learning and good practice.  You'll also be supported to focus on what you do best. We are always looking for ways to take away additional pressures, to give you more freedom to concentrate on improving education outcomes for young people. We offer support beyond the classroom; from prioritising strong behaviour management strategies to giving you access to our award-winning data management platform. 

Have an impact far beyond your own school

If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join Ark. From creating and working with new curricula and teaching techniques, to collaborating with other schools and partners to share what works, we’re always aiming for system change. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives, such as Mathematics Mastery, English Mastery, Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world.