On arrival at Woodlands Academy all pupils are placed in to one of four houses, helping them to develop a sense of team spirit, make new friends and become increasingly more involved in school life. The house system is at the heart of our school and enables pupils to work together cohesively across the year groups as a team. Our four Woodlands Houses are:
The School’s House System
The aim of the School’s House System is to encourage both individual and team motivation and to ensure all pupils aspire to achieve success, both inside and outside Woodlands Academy. Pupils will have a sense of ownership for their house and we aim to provide a wide range of sporting and educational competitions to promote teamwork and community spirit.
Within the House System there will be important roles of responsibility for pupils such as House Captains. We encourage pupil’s to progress into these roles and offer leadership, guidance, and support to all within their house. All staff are allocated a house and they are available to help support these houses throughout the year.
Every house achievement also builds up points for their house. In addition, individual pupils gain points for their house through their behaviour and attendance. The results of all these points count towards the presentation of the house trophy at the end of each school year, and the winning house will meet to organise a house trip to acknowledge their accomplishments.
The Pupil Points System
Woodlands Academy also run an individual points system whereby pupils can earn points during lessons. The points range from zero to five, and are awarded at the end of each lesson by a member of staff. These points also contribute towards the House System. Also, pupils that have achieved the highest points over the term will be invited to go on a rewards trip.
– Arriving to lessons on time
– Completing work set and extension activities to the best of their abilities
– Positive interactions with staff and peers throughout the lesson
– Being polite and helpful to staff and peers, and caring and supportive to others
Points are added up over the course of a school week and an average taken. If pupils score an average of three to five they will be awarded a certificate on Friday morning in assembly. Pupils who have received a certificate then have the opportunity to attend numerous activities, such as:
– Sports Hall Activities
– Art Room Activities
– Ten Pin Bowling
– Cooking Activities
– Land Based Activities