Every student and member of staff who attends Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School is a member of a ‘House’. The Houses are made up of all students from Year 7 through to the Year 11.
The House system is a long-standing tradition that creates competition, promotes engagement and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.
By being a member of the House family, students and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as all of the houses will thrive on the ethos of “taking part counts”.
From September 2021 we have new House names which represent important ‘values’. We have adopted the Latin names for these values which represent qualities we would expect our students to demonstrate during their time both in and out of school. Each house has a colour, a logo and a motto that is shown below:
Each House is led by students from Year 11 who are the Head of House, they are part of the Student Leadership Body. Each form has a House Captain, who supports the Head of House. There is also a staff House Leader who supports the Head of House.
House competitions take place frequenty, including ‘pop up challenges’ every Friday which provides opportunities for students to engage in a range of challenges and win points for their House. The House programme is designed in such a way as to be inclusive and promote opportunities for all the students, recognising all strengths.
All competitions give the students the opportunity to win house points. House points are added together and the house with the most points at the end of the year wins the overall house competition. Students will form an allegiance to their house and a sense of fun and friendly competition will pervade all the house events.