Ethos & Vision

    Upon three things the world stands:

    On Torah – A love of learning.

    On Avodah – Spiritual and ethical development.

    On Gemilut Chassadim – Acts of lovingkindness.

    Pirkei Avot 1:2

    We are a Jewish community school who warmly welcome those of other faiths and cultures.


    We strive to:

    Create the ‘Educated Mensch’ (Yiddish for a thoroughly good person).

    Inspire our students to understand and appreciate faith and the empowering role it has in society.

    Nurture young people who want to make a better world.

    Motivate young people to take the next step in their faith journey.


    The Vision in the curriculum:


    All students will:

    Learn and understand Jewish philosophy and ethical approaches to the world and their comparison to other faiths.

    Gain an understanding of Jewish history and peoplehood in the UK and around the world.

    Understand and appreciate the importance of the state of Israel.

    Gain an understanding of the place and importance of faith and culture in contemporary society.

    Understand and respect other cultures and faiths and their place in the world.

    Jewish students will also learn, read and understand a variety of core Hebrew texts.

    Jewish students will also be encouraged to engage in further Jewish educational opportunities on leaving school.



    All students will:

    Understand the place of prayer and rituals in Judaism and other religions.

    Prepare for university and life after school.

    Use faith education as a background to thinking about becoming young adults.

    Jewish students will also be ritually literate in prayer and synagogue.

    Jewish students will also understand the importance and role of mitzvot.

    Jewish students will also understand and appreciate Shabbat and festivals, kashrut, bar and bat mitzvah.


    Gemilut Chassadim

    All students will:

    Be encouraged to lead a life of charity and service to others.

    Undertake volunteering and community service.

    Be involved in charity and fundraising activities.

    Engage in inter-faith dialogue.

    Have an opportunity to take part in leadership training opportunities.

    Understand the importance of good citizenship and will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed life choices.


    The Vision in SMSC – spiritual, moral, social and cultural development:






    At King Solomon we:

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    At King Solomon we:

    At King Solomon we:

    Have a set of values and beliefs that inform our behaviour.

    Can distinguish right from wrong.

    Act responsibly in and outside school.

    Appreciate our own religious or national culture and how it shapes our lives.

    Have respect for ourselves and for others.

    Are confident to act according to our beliefs.

    Work well in a group, even if it is not with our friends.

    Appreciate diversity and learn from and about others.

    Have opportunities to reflect on big issues such as poverty, racism, sexism, greed and discrimination.

    Feel empowered to express our views on ethical issues.

    Reflect on our contribution to society.

    Experience Jewish culture through school lessons, activities and programmes, which are open to all.

    Appreciate truth, goodness, beauty and love.

    Listen to others and respect their values.

    Raise money for and donate money to charity.

    Enjoy music, art and drama as an expression of important life values.

    Recognise the holy in what we do and say and recognise holiness in others.


    Give our time to help others.


    Value our faith and respect the faiths of others.


    Take on leadership roles in the community.



    Contact: Ms Rubery
    Kantor King Solomon High School
    Forest Road, ILFORD
    IG6 3HB
    T: 020 8498 1300
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