Senior Leadership Team
Executive Head Teacher
Mrs Abrahams has over thirty years of experience of teaching students in schools across the city of Birmingham. She has been promoted to a number of Senior Leadership roles including two Deputy headships, a headship and now Executive Head Teacher. She has experience of managing large staff teams, financial budgets and educational resources and is fully committed to empowering staff to fulfil their roles and responsibilities. She has previously been an examiner in her subject area and an Ofsted inspector for London and Southern areas. She is extremely passionate about teaching and learning and over the years has led external training for teachers across the country. She is student-focused and puts the pupil at the heart of all that takes place in her school.
Executive Project LeadMrs Popratnjak MBE has worked in education for over 30 years. She has been Principal of a large Birmingham Academy, where under her leadership the school moved to become one of the top 6% of schools in Great Britain. She was awarded an MBE for her services to Education. Mrs Popratnjak has also worked within the independent sector with responsibility for monitoring over 20 schools. She has undertaken interim headships to support school improvement and worked as an Educational Consultant across a number of establishments. Mrs Popratnjak has established a number of successful Post 16 centres in schools and has worked cross phase from Reception to Year 13. Mrs Popratnjak has a passion for education and always strives to ensure students gain their full potential. She brings a wide range of skills, knowledge, contacts and expertise to the role.
Head of Secondary
Ms Sprigg has twenty years’ experience of teaching and leading in inner city secondary schools. She has managed and led large teams in teaching and learning priorities to success in both HMI and Ofsted inspection. Previously, as a Head Teacher of an all- through primary and secondary school, Ms Sprigg led diverse pastoral and curriculum teams to achieve the second highest GCSE results in the country. As an AQA marker and JCQ Inspector, Ms Sprigg has vast experience of teaching and learning pedagogy and examinations regulations. She is passionate about school improvement - with young people at the heart of her decision-making processes.
Assistant Head Teacher of Key Stage 3
Mrs. H Cornish is an experienced senior leader, managing and leading teaching and learning teams in secondary schools. In 2014 she completed a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) developing her knowledge and generating a variety of different strategies to drive up standards in schools. In her previous school as Senior Assistant Headteacher she was responsible for Key Stage 3 where she improved outcomes through changing attitudes to learning and again improving teaching and learning.
Mrs Cornish was Designated Safeguarding Lead in her previous school and is very knowledgeable around keeping all children safe and supporting vulnerable students. She is passionate about Performing Arts and being able to develop students’ self-esteem and confidence, and in turn preparing students for life after school. She has taught a variety of different subjects and is passionate about education and ensuring all student gain their full potential.
Assistant Head Teacher for Key Stage 4
Mrs D Allen has 25 years of experience teaching in inner-city Birmingham secondary schools. In her previous schools she was head of a successful Religious Studies Department and then moved into Pastoral and became Head of Year. In 2003 she gained Advanced Skills Teacher Status, leading on whole school personal development days. Whilst being an Assistant Head teacher in charge of Teaching and Learning, she was able to launch some exciting new ideas and bring the latest teaching and learning pedagogy to aid the development of staff and progress of students. Mrs Allen as also been a OCR GCSE examiner and led on working parties on the monitoring of GCSE provision across the city. She is a strong believer that all students can achieve if they are offered opportunities and they take advantage of this. Her passion is always putting the interest of the students first and foremost on their educational journey.
Assistant Head Teacher - Teaching and Learning
Mr Naiken has been teaching as a maths teacher for over 15 years in a variety of secondary schools ranging from large multi-cultural academies in inner cities to smaller coastal town schools dotted around the country. He was a department head and senior leader before moving into education consultancy working with academies right across the country, including post-16 learners in further education colleges. He has raised achievement in many departments and been instrumental in improving teaching in many institutions. His passion is teaching and learning and helping students be the best they can be.
Head of Primary
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 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 is 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.