KES runs a House system that both students and staff participate in. There are three Houses - the Romans, Saxons and Vikings and they compete against each other throughout the year to raise money for charity. Each House has a member of staff who is their Head of House and is responsbile for the organisation and running of House activities, events and competitions.
Students are able to earn House Points for achievements inside and outside of school. For example, they receive 1 House Point for achievements in lessons such as: homework, effort, independence, growth mindset, progress, literacy, numeracy, outstanding work, revision and targets met.
House Points are offset against behaviour points to give Conduct Points. When a student achieves 50 Conduct Points, and every additional 50 points after, they are awarded a Milestone certificate at Celebration Assemblies at the end of each half-term.
Students can swap their Conduct Points for individual prizes at any time during the year.
All Year 7-10 students who receive 200+ Conduct Points in a year are given a Queuebuster Card for the following term and end of year winners are awarded prizes and presented with trophies at the Pinnacle Awards Evening at the Cliffs in July.
The end of year award categories are:
- Overall Winning House
- House Sports Winner
- Individual Year Group House Winners
- Student with the most overall House Points
House Recognition Awards
At the end of each half-term, teachers select students who they believe should receive a House Recognition Award. These students receive 10 House Points and are given a certificate at the Celebration Assemblies. The categories are: Attitude to Learning, Act of Kindness, Excellent Piece of Work and Community Service.
Each May, six Year 11 students are selected to become Senior House Captains - a boy and girl from each House. Students are able to submit an application for the roles and then if they are shortlisted they will face an interview panel who will make the final decision. Working together with their Head of House they are responsible for helping to organise House events and competitions throughout the Year.
An election campaign is held each year in September when students have the opportunity to vote for their chosen House Captains for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13. All students are able to apply to be a House Captain.
For more information on our House system, please contact Mrs Nichols on 01702 545771.