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The House System was introduced in September 2016 and every student and staff member at The Dearne ALC is a member of a ‘House’. The Houses are made up of all students from years 7 to 11. Each student and staff members is given a badge which shows the House that they will represent.
There are five Houses at The Dearne ALC. The theme chosen is mythical creatures which are linked to two of the school value words.
For more information on House systems, please see the video below:
The House system will aim to be a long-standing tradition that creates competition, promotes good work and a positive approach school life, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.
“For the personal development and wellbeing of students”
A number of House competitions take place throughout the year; all competitions give students and staff the opportunity to win House points and enjoy school life and experience a little healthy competition. House points are added together and the House with the most points at the end of the year will win the overall House competition and trophy.
House weeks will occur once every term. One event is run by each faculty and another by the House team. House team week is the week prior to rewards week and the other week varies dependent on other events taking place and the school timetable/calendar.
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths