Our House System
The development of a strong culture is a vital part of our schools. We believe that pupils need to be provided with opportunities to develop as young people, to gain a sense of community, and to experience and share success with others. One way in which we provide such opportunities is through our House System.
Here at Diamond Academy, we are extremely proud of the House System we have created and the values that are attached. It embodies all that we stand for and is the vehicle in which our culture is lived through each day. It encourages pupil development through access to a wide range of experiences and motivates students to work together to share ideas, allowing them to learn from each other.
Each of our Houses has a House Leader and every pupil and staff member is expected to be part of a House.
Each school within the Inspiration Trust has a House System and as part of the wider trust, we are delighted to be able to offer our students the opportunity to participate in numerous exciting inter-trust events and competitions, all of which promote and inspire teamwork, while creating a unique sense of belonging to something bigger than one's self.
Our House names reflect the name of our school and how each child is seen as a unique gem:
Our House values were developed with staff, children and parents to show the values that are central to our community. In our assemblies, we learn about trust, respect, nurture and self-belief which are our four House mottos.
Our House and reward systems are standardised so that all staff and pupils know what can be rewarded and what level of reward should be issued. This ensures that the reward system is fair and consistent for all.
Pupils earn House Points when they are caught making the right choices, showing efforts, making achievements and being a good citizen of the school. A few examples of these are:
Performing arts/creative opportunities
Debating or public speaking events
Being a buddy for other pupils.
The House points are celebrated weekly in reward assemblies and House cups for House points, sporting achievements and star achievers are awarded annually in our end-of-year celebrations.
Our House System is highly visible and evident to all our school community. Displays across the school celebrate our ethos and achievements.
Our weekly reward assemblies celebrate individual and House achievements. Assemblies throughout the year also educate our pupils about the House ethos, historical value and how they can build on their own character development through our collective worship curriculum.