The House System
At Alexander McLeod Primary School we believe that all children should understand the power of collaboration and team ethics. Working to achieve a common goal promotes positive learning choices, better communication and togetherness amongst children.
Every child who attends our school is assigned to one of four ‘houses’. Each house is made up of pupils of different ages from Reception through to the Year 6.
There are four houses at Alexander McLeod Primary School, each named after locally found woods. Each house has a ‘House captain’ and is overseen by a member of the’ Senior Leadership team.
- Bostall House, led by Mr Mustafa
- Abbey House, led by Mrs Farish
- Oxleas House, led by Mrs Lucken
- Bursted House, led by Mrs Bailey
House Captains & Deputies - This year's House Captains and Deputies are:
Bostall House Captain - Axel (and Alice as Deputy)
Abbey House Captain – Danielia (and Naomi as Deputy)
Oxleas House Captain - Amiah (and Lashika as Deputy)
Bursted House Captain - Abinaya (and Pharrel as Deputy)
As part of the wider curriculum at Alexander McLeod we understand the importance of promoting democratic values and as such pupils have the opportunity to vote for their House Captain at the beginning of each academic year. One pupil from Year 6 is elected House Captain for each house.
The job of the house captains is to take responsibility for the leadership, direction and organisation of their house throughout the forthcoming academic year. Each House also has a Deputy House Captain who supports the House Captains in their duties, such as the running of termly House Assemblies.
The children are given the opportunity to win house points for their team. House points are given for children for going ‘above and beyond’ what is normally expected of them at school. House points are accumulated on a weekly basis and the winning House is rewarded with 30 minutes of ‘Collaboration time’ that is spent with their fellow House members. During this time children have the opportunity to further deepen their sense of belonging within their House by completing outdoor activities, working or Art Projects and completing class based puzzles and challenges.