As part of our core value of Justice, we elect House Captains as just one of our sources of "pupil voice".
St Frideswide is divided into houses, each house has child and adult members from every year group.
House ‘captains’ apply for the position and are chosen democratically. They mentor their members and get to know them individually over the year, which helps to build good relationships.
Everyone in school earn house points for good work, behaviour and participation. Houses also compete with one another, often at sports and in other ways, providing a focus for teamwork and group loyalty.
- At the end of each term, the ‘winning’ house is announced and rewarded with a ‘house cup’.
- Using house point systems has been shown to have a positive impact on motivation and behaviour, as well as encouraging a sense of identity and belonging among the whole school community.
- A sense of camaraderie, teamwork and healthy competition is nurtured, which contributes to a thriving school culture.