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Anfield Road Primary School

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The House System 

 

At Anfield Road Primary we want all of the children to feel safe, secure and loved. Through our House system we create smaller communities within our wider school community, giving the children a ‘family’ beyond their classroom with a strong sense of identity.  Our children and staff are divided into three houses, each house is a representative of three of the famous parks in Liverpool: Newsham Park, Sefton Park and Stanley Park. The aim of our house system is to provide every pupil in each house with the following:

 

  • A sense of belonging within the school community
  • Opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills
  • A sense of achievement both inside and outside the classroom
  • An awareness of individual and collective responsibility 


One of the main strengths of the House system is giving children of all ages the opportunity to work together, creating a truly cohesive community where age is not a barrier to friendships and collaboration. It always gives opportunity for the children to get to know staff that they ordinarily would not get to see often and allows them to engage in wider school life. The house system is inclusive of all learning types, personalities and abilities and all children are given the opportunity to shine. Some features of our House system include:

 

  • Weekly door stop drops
  • Charity work
  • House Mate’s ‘House Mate’- for being kind, caring and supportive
  • Superstars Awards 
  • Each House has a hand signal/ handshake 
  • Each House is represented by one of our school goats 
  • Each House sponsors an animal which then becomes their House mascot
  • Each House has a dedicated Twitter Account

 

In addition to the social- emotional benefits of the House system, the children also learn to develop their Anfield Values and leadership skills, with the opportunity for promotion of responsibilities. Each House elects their own Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputy to represent their house. 

 

House Points

 

The House system provides ways that the children can feel more connected and fosters friendly competition and camaraderie. Each House competes to earn the most points through the counters that they can win. House points are rewarded to classes if each member of the class: 

 

  • Is in the class is in on a particular day
  • If everyone has completed their homework
  • If everyone has read
  • If everyone in the class is wearing the correct uniform 
  • If everyone has stayed green all day

 

Other ways to collect House points are:

 

  • TTRS Competitions
  • Spelling Bee
  • Quizzes
  • Out of school activities/ achievements 
  • Sports Events 
  • Twitter Challenges
  • Staff Challenges

 

House Points and counters are counted by the Head Girl, Head Boy and Deputy from each house and are announced at House assemblies.

Grand National 

 

Improving Attendance is something that we hold in high regard and as part of this we hold a ‘Grand National’ race every half term. Here a staff representative from each House dresses as a horse and jockey and races across school and through each school hall when the three House assemblies are taking place. You can hear the cheers and encouragement from each house and the children are so proud when their House is the half term winner. 

 

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Our Covid friendly Grand National was a little different to the normal race but just as exciting. Well done Sefton House!
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