At Dean Trust Rose Bridge, we have a House System to support healthy competition, integration and a sense of community between all stakeholders.
Identity – The house system as a way of ensuring students feel supported by their peers from the beginning.
Collaboration – One of the main strengths of the House system is giving pupils 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.
Competition – The all-important termly round up where the current leader is announced to great fanfare, the selection of mini competitions each term and, of course, Sports Day. Competition is good, it drives our pupils to improve, improves collegiality and teaches how to fail.
Leadership – The House system allows for the promotion of pupils responsibility, “giving pupils the chance to learn and develop leadership skills is an outstanding benefit” (Tongue, 2016).
Dean Trust Values – Each house has selected 4 strands of our core values in that house will be embedded into all activities.
Inclusion – The development of friendships requires close proximity and a common experience. Implementing a House system children together encourages both objectives.
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