The house structure was introduced to add capacity and create closer communities of students to ensure all students continue to receive the best possible support within a growing school.
We have six houses: Draco, Orion, Hercules, Pegasus, Indus and Vela. These names were suggested and voted for by students, staff and parents after a House consultation in June 2013.
Six strong house communities
As the school grows in size, our priority is for all students to access the same high quality pastoral care and support that is available to them now. The six houses ensure students feel part of a small but strong group in a growing school community.
A sense of ownership for students
Each house has its own distinctive character which captures what it means to be a member of the South Hunsley community. We hope all students feel proud to belong to their House and strive to be the best, not only for themselves but also for their fellow House members.
Strong and positive relationship between tutors, students and parents
Each House has two members of staff jointly leading it: a Head of House and a House Leader. The two roles have distinct areas of responsibility; the Head of House is available throughout the day as the first point of call for parents, and the House Leader deals with the managing and monitoring of students’ academic progress. Similarly, any students who have problems or issues are able to access the help and support they need and build a relationship with their new House team.
Team motivation and rewards
The rewards system encourages students to work as a team and to support every member of their House. A wide range of events will take place throughout the school year to promote community spirit and healthy competition between the Houses.
A sense of responsibility
Belonging to a House will create a strong sense of community and encourage students to look out for one and other and achieve highly for each other. Each House has its own individual identity and a set of core values which will be reflected in the behaviour, manner and work of all its students and staff.