The House System

The House System

There are three Houses at Westhaven named after National Trust properties: Barrington Court – the Green House, Montacute House – the Red House and Tyntesfield – the Yellow House.

Barrington

Montacute

Tyntesfield

Merit total

Merit total

Merit total

Students are assigned to a House on entry to school according to vacancies, however siblings are always placed in the same House. Within each House each student has a member of staff as a Pupil Voice Group Adviser, who may be a teacher or a Teaching Assistant (TA). Only staff who are in school for a minimum of four days each week act as Pupil Voice Group Advisers because it is important for students to feel secure in there being an adult with whom they can talk available for most of the time. For one Assembly time each week each House meets with all staff and all student members and on another day students meet in their mixed age Pupil Voice groups where they may discuss their targets, things which are going well for them or things with which they may need support.

The development of a House system was in response to the Children Act, Every Child Matters, as each student now has a “key worker” in the form of their Pupil Voice Group Adviser who will get to know them as they move up the school, will be their key worker and will also be a point of contact for parents.

As part of the Reward system when a student gains ten personal merits these are added to the House total as well as counting towards their own personal totals. At the end of each school year the winning house chooses a day trip for the whole school as a reward for their hard work and commitment.

Barrington

Head of House
Mr Humphreys

Captain
Zoe

Vice Captain
Jessica

Merit Monitors
Chloe, Harry, Demi

Montacute

Head of House
Mr Midgley

Captain
Gemma

Vice Captain
Joseph

Merit Monitors
James, Brandon 

Tyntesfield

Head of House
Ms Morley

Captain
Jaydon

Vice Captain
Savannah

Merit Monitors
Holly, Gabrielle, Lucy