Woodmanstern Primary

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The Woodmansterne Houses

The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our school community.

House System Objectives:
Our aim is to provide every pupil in each house with the following:
• a sense of belonging within the school community
• opportunities to develop social, academic, physical and practical skills
• a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom
• fun and excitement through competition
• opportunities for leadership
• an awareness of individual and collective responsibility

House Organisation
Pupils are assigned to one of the four houses (Falconbrook, Graveney, Wandle and Effra) on entrance to Reception; siblings become a member of the same house.
Each house is Ied by our ‘Heads of House’ and each member of staff is also attached to a house.
Each house has two elected Primary and Secondary ‘House Captains’ who will act as representatives for all the pupils in their house throughout the year by: helping co-ordinate house teams, organise activities, assemblies, fundraising events, competitions and representing their house at regular house meetings. 

HEADS OF HOUSE

Falconbrook

Mrs Marshall

Our house colour is red– red which symbolises courage, strength and energy - Everything
that we show, feel and are! Our House Captains are children that I've had the pleasure of working with over the years and who I'm confident will bring all the qualities and hardworking Woodmansterne ethos with them which will support them in their roles.
I am a higher level teaching assistant and have worked at Woodmanstene for over 20
years. It's fantastic how the school has transformed throughout the years and is still such a
great place to work! I presently work with year 5 in the mornings and support children with
speech and language difficulties in the afternoons as well as covering classes as needed. I also run interventions with pupils in primary and support lunchtimes with each year group.
Parents, carers and children will see me with a friendly, welcoming smile at the start and
end of the day.

Effra

Ms Johnson

Effra’s house colour is blue, which symbolises wisdom, reality, peace and harmony. I am so proud to be Head of House for Effra. I often wonder how and why we win so many competitions/titles? About me,  I’ve been working in Woody for a very, very long time. I now work in the secondary school. I am a specialist teaching assistant  and also the tutor for 10A who are fantastic. I live locally and it’s the school community that puts a smile on my face when I’m out and about. I bump into many pupils/ families past and present. It’s great to see them and catch up. My ‘quick’ popping to the shops is scoffed at by my family. I’m looking forward to working with staff, pupils, our super supportive families and our generous wider community. We work so well together.

Graveney

Ms Spence

Our house colour is yellow. This symbolises warmth, sunshine and positivity which is what our house is all about! It is also the colour of the sun which gives everyone so much joy! I am very honoured to be the Head of House for Graveney, and I can’t wait to start winning some competitions – Effra have been winning for too long now! I am a PE teacher at Woody, and teach lessons to both primary and secondary classes. I love teaching PE to the pupils and seeing them progress in my lessons. In secondary school we provide lots of different sports clubs every day after school which I love seeing pupils attend; and this year, we have started fixtures against other schools in the local area. I am also a form tutor for Year 8. As a PE teacher, I love a bit of friendly competition, and I will be cheering on all the pupils in the house competitions, but especially the Graveney pupils!!!

Wandle

Ms Miner

Welcome to Wandle! We are a house that embodies our Woody values: resilience, respect, co-operation and integrity. Green represents growth - the Growth Mindset of our children, young people and staff that belong to our house family. Within our house, we support our members to be the best they can be, aspiring to greatness. Our oldest pupils are our role models to our youngest, and together we learn from each other and grow.

I am a Music teacher at Woody, and my favourite part of my job is giving young people the opportunity to create, express themselves and build confidence in their own abilities. I love to run our extra-curricular Music clubs where children can flourish outside of the classroom and put on performances and concerts for our parents and carers. I feel so lucky and immensely proud to be the head of a house that embodies everything I believe in. Wandle - you'll always be the winners!