At The Rydal Academy we have six house teams all named after British trees: Ash, Birch, Chestnut, Oak, Sycamore and Willow.. The house captains and vice captains wrote a letter to apply for the job. We have a House Captain (Y6) and a House Vice Captain (Y5) for each house team. Our House captains and Vice House captains aim to take an active role in organising school events and provide opportunities for pupil voice. Pupils are given the opportunity to express their views and make positive contributions towards the school.. Through our house team meetings and assemblies we teach the children skills they need to be able to make decisions which impact positively upon our school.
The aim of our house teams is that children will have the knowledge and skills to be able to make appropriate decisions and express their opinions respectfully. The children experience democratic votes on certain decisions and show mutual respect and tolerance through this. It will provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Each year the children get to choose which charity the school supports. We have supported many such as: British Heart Foundation, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Children’s cancer charities. Each year the children tell the House Captains and House Vice Captains their ideas for a charity and then we hold a vote. The charity with the most votes wins.
Watch this space to find out which charity The Rydal Academy will be supporting this academic year and what we will be doing to raise the money….…
In our school we aim to create a climate where all members of the school community feel treated with respect and to create a safe, nurturing, and positive environment for all. We feel it is important for our anti-bullying message to not only adult led but child led so this year we have appointed Anti-bullying ambassadors throughout the school.