The pupils of Radstock were so inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games that we decided to set up our House system based around the legacy. The children voted for the following Olympians & Para-Olympians to be the names of the houses: Jessica Ennis; Ellie Simmonds; Mo Farah and David Weir.
Each House has a flag designed by their team and each year, House and Sports Captains are elected to carry out responsibilities for the coming year. Children prepare presentations to their houses at the start of the election campaign. Captains and vice captains play an important role in leading and promoting everything that our school stands for.
Children across the whole school are allocated to a house together with staff and Governors.
Our flags can be seen flying outside the main reception area at school.
The aim of our House system is to encourage and reward positive choices, behaviour and learning by giving coloured House tokens to the pupils. Silver House tokens are given out to pupils who model the Radstock Values of Respect, Ambition, Determination, Self-belief, Teamwork, Ownership, Courage and Kindness. Pupils are also rewarded with coloured House tokens following House sporting and non-sporting events which take place throughout the school year.
This has created a framework for healthy competition throughout the school, as children work hard individually and collectively, developing team spirit and cooperation to gain House points. This has been seen as a positive reward and has promoted a sense of pride, loyalty and community for the staff and children.
A trophy is awarded to the winning House at the end of the academic year.
The House and Sports Captains have a number of different responsibilities, many of which involve helping to take care of our community. They are ambassadors at all of our whole school events, showing people around the school and welcoming parents and visitors to the many performances that are put on throughout the year. They also help organise several sporting events each year.
They do a fantastic job and we could not manage without their contribution.