We have implemented a house system in our school to give students of all ages the opportunity to work together, creating a truly cohesive environment and ensuring that age is not a barrier to friendship and collaboration. Of course it is not only students who are allocated a House, staff are also involved. The sense of community that pervades throughout the school would, arguably, be incomplete if students were not given the opportunity to interact with teachers beyond those they see in the classroom, thereby encouraging stronger relationships between adults and students.
The House system allows for the promotion of student’s responsibility giving pupils the chance to learn and develop leadership skills. The House Captains hone their leadership skills in the role, managing not only their peers but also learning how to manage up among the staff body.