Governance

King Solomon High School is a Voluntary Aided comprehensive school whose Foundation body (the United Synagogue) appoints the majority of the governors and determines the ethos of the school.  As a modern orthodox Jewish school, we are able to use faith criteria in prioritising pupils for admission (subject to the National Admission’s code). However, we welcome students from all other faiths.
 
As a Voluntary Aided school, we remain largely (but not exclusively) state-funded and follow the national curriculum. We have developed our curriculum to provide high quality education within a learning environment based on distinct British and Jewish values.
 
We have recently re-constituted our Governing Body and now have five types of governor, with and a total of 14 governors as follows:
 
2 Staff governors – elected by the school’s teaching staff, one of which is the Head Teacher;
 
8 Foundation governors – appointed by the United Synagogue;
 
1 Local Authority governor – appointed by Redbridge Council;
 
2 Parent governors – elected by parents of children who attend the school;
 
1 Co-opted governor – co-opted by the governing body to fulfil a specific role or purpose.
  
Our governors provide strategic leadership and accountability with a collective responsibility to:
set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school; 
monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities; 
recruit and performance manage the headteacher; 
exercise employer responsibility for all staff; 
ensure the school meets its statutory responsibilities 
ensure financial probity; 
ensure the premises are well managed; and 
report to the school’s stakeholders. 
 
 

As at October 2017, our governors are listed below showing their current specific areas of leadership and responsibility.

 

Foundation Governors

Stephanie Sollosi (Co-chair of the Governing Body)
Term Office expiry:  11/09/2018
Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Pupil Achievement, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Disability; Appeals for complaints & disciplinary matters.

 

Dr Richard Burack (Co-chair of the Governing Body)

Term Office expiry:  18/01/2020 

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include:  Teaching & Learning; Curriculum Modernisation; Finance & Premises; Appeals for Complaints & Disciplinary Matters.

 

Vacany

Term Office expiry:  

 

Andrea Cole

Term of Office Expiry 13/07/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Behaviour & Safety; Staffing and HR; Jewish Ethos.

 

Vacancy

Term Office expiry:  

 

Vacancy

Term of Office Expiry:

 

Jonathan West

Term Office expiry:  05/11/2017

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include:  Pupil Progress; Pupil/Staff Disciplinary & Appeals; Staffing and HR; Jewish Ethos.

 

Rabbi Wollenberg

Term of Office expiry:  02/12/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Jewish Ethos.

 

Local Authority Governor

Paul Mehlman

Term of Office Expiry:  03/02/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Security & Safety

 

Parent Governors

Suzanne Harding

Term of Office Expiry:  06/12/2019

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school to be confirmed.

 

Yair Cohen

Term of Office Expiry:  09/11/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school to be confirmed.

 

Staff Governors

Chris Martin

Staff Governor

Term of Office Expiry:  18/07/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Curriculum Modernisation & Resources, esp. timetables

 

Matthew Slater

Term of Office Expiry: n/a

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: Headteacher

 

Co-opted Governor

Ed Niman

Term of Office Expiry:  05/01/2018

Lead areas of responsibility and work within school include: overview for finance

 

 

 

Name Date  
Governing Body Committee Structure 01st Sep 2015 Download
Governors' Pecuniary Interests 17th Dec 2015 Download