The House System incorporates Vertical Tutoring with tutor groups comprising of 5 students from each year group. This does not affect the teaching groups that your son/daughter learn in, but enhance the collaborative care and guidance that we give our school community. It is about breaking down barriers and improving the atmosphere and feel within our school community.
This system benefits the students and the school in the following ways:
A strong sense of competition is embedded into the House System. At the end of each term, the House Points are calculated and the winning House receives a reward. A House trophy is the crown that the four Houses will battle to possess at the end of each year. The Houses also compete on a regular basis in terms of their attendance and House Points. This allows a more collaborative focus on ensuring that all students are getting the basics right.
In Year 11, students are rewarded for their commitment towards independent research and their willingness to attend support/revision sessions. Students have loyalty cards and each completed card puts them into a raffle to win a voucher every half term. We are committed to ensuring that our students are rewarded for their personal commitment. Students are also working towards achieving their Prom Pass, a set of targets that they must meet to be invited to the legendary Belvidere School Prom.
As vertical tutoring is now a well-established part of school life at Belvidere, we have begun the process of peer mentoring within tutor groups. Tutors have created tutoring partnerships within groups and students have structured conversations, working collaboratively in the mentoring process. This continues to break down barriers and affords students with the opportunity to learn from each other. This is another example of us trying to improve the outstanding practice which already exists at our school.
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