What is a house system?
A house system is when a school splits its students into different groups. Each of the groups is a house.
What are the aims of the house system?
To develop: Leadership, Responsibility, Involvement, Loyalty, Co-operation, Competition and Descipline.
How does the house system work?
The house system will filter through all aspects of HLC life. All parts of the school will use the house system to raise achievement and aspirations. This will be achieved through:
- Sports Day.
- Other Inter house competitions in PE and in other subject areas.
- Attendance competitions.
- Rewards competitions.
- Behaviour competitions.
- House D Days, social events and trips.
- Lesson activities.
House assemblies are held once each month. During these assemblies, the team ethos is developed and achievement is celebrated.
How did we choose the house names and identity?
The idea of a new house structure (to replace the old one) was first discussed in June 2009. Staff and students were asked to decide upon a theme for the houses along with four names (one for each house), a logo, house colour, and other attributes. Over the course of the next twelve months, following much debate and discussion, decisions were made.
Because Hadley Learning Community is a Specialist Engineering College, it was agreed that the idea of basing the new house system on an element of engineering would be the most appropriate one. As a result, four great engineering fetes were chosen to give their names to our houses.
Please select a house on the menu to the right to view the house information.