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St Hugh’s A Church of England Academy

Creativity Responsibility Wisdom

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House System

As Head of Houses our role involves providing professional leadership, direction and management of our respective house groups to secure high quality learning opportunities and ensure that procedures for improving standards of learning, leadership and achievement for all students are implemented.

Students are always encouraged to develop open mindedness through the discovery of value and possibility beyond themselves.  Students are welcomed into a culture of inclusion in which they are always encouraged to manage their own learning and gain independence through participation in house activities and events.

  • Lee Hulse – Head of Socrates:

‘Wisdom begins in wonder, ’All of my life I have questioned the world around me: ‘Why is grass green?’ ‘Why is the sky blue?’ ‘Why do things happen the way they do in the world?’

  • Wayne Martini – Head of Voltaire:

‘No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.’ ‘Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.'  ' Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.’

  • Rob Charlton – Head of Plato:

‘Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. '‘If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.'  'The beginning is the most important part of the work.’  Plato c 370 BC

All students are allocated to a house on entry to the academy. They are grouped with their tutors to develop a sense of team within their immediate tutor group.  Staff are also allocated to houses, (with the exception of the Executive Headteacher and the senior leader responsible for leading the house system) to deepen our sense of community spirit and collective responsibility. 

Our values, creativity, responsibility and wisdom, underpin the work of the house system, and all events have some element of our values woven within them. Each curriculum area is responsible for leading at least one large house event throughout the year, and students are encouraged to lead their own projects as part of a house.