At Neatherd we have a House System. This means that from year 7-11 pupils are divided into four houses - Cowper, Cavell, Fry and Wollaston.
Form-groups are each assigned to one of the houses, so that in each year group we have 2 forms per each house.
The houses are a means of encouraging team work and community.
Pupils are awarded housepoints individually, as part of teams when entering house activities and competitions as well as when participating in sporting events including our sports festival in July each year. These housepoints are then collated and used to award the house cup each year to the house with the most number of housepoints.
All staff, accept for the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher (Pupil support and Behaviour), are also assigned to a house and they too can be awarded points for their houses when they participate in house activities.
Each house has a house captain, this is an Assistant Headteacher who leads their house and encourages participation from all. They lead hpuse assemblies each half term as well as organise the house events each half term also.
Cowper – Mr Sinclair
Cavell – Mrs Gormley/Mrs Holmes
Fry – Mrs Gerrard
Wollaston – Mr O’Brien
Types of house events:
For pupils – spelling bees, quizzes, a range of sports tournaments, charity fundraising, readathons, languages quiz, science fair to name a few
For staff – badminton tournament, karaoke, netball tournament, languages quiz, scavenger hunt, general knowledge quiz to name a few