Churchdown Inspired: House Overview


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Churchdown Inspired As part of our Churchdown Inspired programme, our House structure aims to further promote student achievement as well as contribute to the development of young people. We will acknowledge and reward this endeavour shown by our students in the form of House points. House points will be given to all students who show excellence through participation in department house events, attendance, academic qualities and actively promote the school values of Ambition, Respect, Integrity, Tolerance, Friendship and Resilience. Students are given the opportunity to become “House Captains,” thereby developing their leadership skills. House points earned by individual students can be spent in our House Rewards Shop. Each term, we run events that all students can participate in and help gain more points for their house. Events such as the Bake-Off, Music Talent Show and Fitness challenge will no doubt become long-standing traditions at the school. Our first ever challenge was for students to create a House motto – these still stand today. We have House assemblies each term to celebrate student successes, promote events students can get involved with and also to keep an eye on the running total: Which House has the most points? Which House will come top at the end of the year? Our Houses are as follows: KING inspired by Martin Luther. King’s colour is PURPLE. King’s motto is : Dreaming, Believing, Achieving EDISON named after Thomas, inventor of the light bulb. Edison’s colour is YELLOW. Edison House’s motto is : Light Up the World HILLARY named after Edmund, the first man to climb Everest. Hilary’s colour is GREEN. Hilary’s motto is : Don’t Let a Mountain Stand in Front of What You Want to Achieve CAVELL named after Edith, a nurse in World War 1 who risked her life to help others. Cavell’s colour is RED. Cavell’s motto is : Bravery, Ambition, Selflessness Each student’s tie reflects which house they are in, and all staff wear a badge the colour of their house. Students who perform exceptionally well and with consistency in certain subjects or sports for their house earn a “half-colour” in years 8 and 9, and this becomes a full colour in years 10 and 11 if they continue to achieve. On earning a colour at Key Stage 4, students receive a full colour tie in their house colour.



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