The House System has made a great impact on Saltford Primary School in the years it has been in place. It has fostered close liaison between all the key stages and the staff, impacted on conduct and behaviour throughout the school, raised effort and achievement and nurtured a real team spirit to work towards a common goal.
Each member of the school, including staff, is allocated a house that they will be in for their life at Saltford. The houses are named after birds – goldfinches, robins, woodpeckers and owls. Siblings are in the same house.
We operate a house point system. Every week, in our Friday assembly, the House Points Cup is awarded to the house with the most house points. Children can earn points for their houses through good attendance, by working hard in class, producing really good quality work, being polite and courteous, helping each other and by contributing positively to the life of the school. There are regular house afternoons during the year where the children are encouraged to work hard for their houses and to do the best they can to earn as many house points as possible.
As well as the academic side of school life, children also represent their houses in Sports Day and other sporting/competitive events throughout the year.
Keep an eye on which is house is winning each week by checking the weekly newsletter.
The houses each have a House Captain and Vice House Captain who, along with the lead teacher in that house, run the house meetings and organise their houses when appropriate, ensuring the children within the house are supported effectively. These three roles comprise the House Leadership Team.
Each house elects a House Captain and Vice from the year six pupils. Each campaigning house captain will draw up a manifesto and will be elected during the formal House elections that take place once a year. The House Captains have the following responsibilities:
- Be a leader for the house
- Be a good behaviour role model for the whole house and school
- Represent the house when it comes to prizes and decision making about house afternoons.
The House Captains also monitor the progress of the children within their house and ensure all house points are collected each Thursday in readiness for the newsletter and assembly on Friday.
Our house captains for 2020-2021
House leadership team 2020 – 2021
Staff leader: Mrs Hayden
House captains: Eve & Oscar
Vice house captains: Niamh & Theo
Staff leader: Mr Boyle
House captains: Harry & Phoebe
Vice house captains: Arlo & Zara
Staff leader: Mr Styles
House captains: Luke & Maisy
Vice house captains: Hannah & Ollie
Staff leader: Mr Bowkett
House captains: Ella & Tom
Vice house captains: Gabe & Katie