Glebelands introduced a House System in 2022, with the view of instilling a deeper sense of belonging and a community feel amongst students. We believe that a House System is a valuable addition to the school's vision as it will enable us to create opportunities for students to thrive, to open minds and to challenge aspirations out of the classroom as well as in it. Having a House System at Glebelands is important to ensure that whilst our key focus is academic development, we also want to help students become well-rounded individuals with the social skills for later life.
For the House System to succeed, there has to be something substantial behind it, an underlying ethos and common goal being reinforced. As such we hope to further emphasise Glebelands “Respect and Achieve” ethos through the House System. We aim, through the House System to teach students that throughout life they will encounter competition and, whilst they may not always be successful, we hope that they can learn the skills and resilience to collaborate with those around them for support, to enable them to continue to aspire and ultimately achieve success in all walks of life whilst at Glebelands and beyond. Therefore, the House System has the following life skills that encompass RESPECT at its core:
- Problem Solving
There are six houses at Glebelands each named after an inspirational figure who has contributed significantly to their field, suggested and voted for by students (on the left), each who epitomise numerous life skills themselves and are role models for our students to aspire to be like.
One of the main aims of the House System is to afford older students the opportunity to be a leader and role model and for younger students to aspire. Within each house will be a tutor group from each year group. In each house there are House Captains and Vice Captains, who help to run and organise events and act as a role model for students within their House
Throughout the year house points will be awarded for inter house events e.g. (sports, bake off, science, geography, chess, times table rockstars, tassomai, etc) commendations and Sports day; at the end of the year a House Shield will be awarded to the house with the most points overall. We will also be awarding a cup for sports, arts and charities, as our aim is to include all that Glebelands offers within the House System.