Our House System
Students in all years are split into 5 houses, each led by a Head of House, and compete in House Competitions throughout the academic year. A trophy is presented to the winning House at the end of each summer term.
Everest Head of House - Mr M King
Pastoral Support Assistant - Miss T Ford
Nevis Head Of House - Mrs K Ruthen
Pastoral Support Assistant - Mr S Bailey
Snowdon Head Of House - Mrs I Kemp
Pastoral Support Assistant - Miss M Auffray
Fuji Head of House - Mr N Cole
Pastoral Support Assistant - Ms L Rowe
Olympus Head of House - Mrs E Bradshaw
Pastoral Support Assistant - Mr R Chapman
- Hellesdon High is a big school - it has over 1400 students! The house system is a way of giving students support in a smaller structure, like a school within a school. Each house is made up of 10 tutor groups, two in each year group.
- To provide opportunities for students to participate as part of a team in a variety of shared experiences which are challenging and rewarding (and fun, hopefully!).
- To encourage and develop teamwork and cooperation; and a sense of loyalty, fellowship and team spirit.
- To motivate students and encourage their efforts by giving them opportunities to contribute to a team performance across a range of tasks and activities.
- Cross-curricular competitions should engage students with different talents, interests and abilities and encourage them to make a contribution to House achievement.
- Houses will work towards a team goal by collecting house points for competitions over the year. The prize: the House Trophy!
- Students will benefit from supporting one another through achieving and recognising success, and coping with disappointment as a team.
- House teams compete for points in a number of activities.
- A trophy is presented to the winning House at the end of the year.
- Subject departments are asked to organise events, tasks or activities for team competition during the year.
- Each activity is awarded a tariff of house points, which are distributed between houses depending on their level of success or position in the competition.
- House points can only be awarded for recognised House activities.
- House assemblies take place every week, led by Heads of House in order to pass on information, celebrate success, organise teams and deal with other House business.
- House information for students is displayed on House notice-boards in the cloakrooms, and is also passed on through tutors.
Head of House and Pastoral Support Role
- Signpost (e.g. to Wellbeing)
- Praise students doing well - Awards
- Challenge students when needed - Sanctions
- Oversee application of the staged behaviour system
- Encourage students to try new things
- Be a point of contact for students, parents and carers
- Lead our experienced tutor team, build house team spirit
- Provide assemblies and tutor time activities that enrich and inspire
- Work closely with the Heads of Department, SEND and SLT
- Liaise with external professionals and providers