Baysgarth School is very proud to have a House structure of four Houses, which have been an integral part of the school’s history for many years. The four Houses are all named after local places or people with close affiliations to the area.
Our students are very proud to wear one of four coloured ties, which allows them to be identified to the House which they belong to:
Togetherness, Recognition and Support
Ancholme’s core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. Like any family, we strive to share and recognise success at every level, yet support each other when times are tough. It is this common desire- to recognise success and support individual needs - that makes the Ancholme family so special. Just like the River Ancholme from which our house name is derived, we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the people in the community. In the 19th century, passenger boats ran up the river and connected with a steamer to Hull. Nowadays, over 600 recreation boats and a rowing club are registered to use the river and its marinas. Despite a changing community, the river is still an integral part of the landscape, just like our house and its values are at the heart of the school.
Cohesive, Ambition and Tenacity
In Bardney House it is our belief that we are all here to support each other to move in the right direction. We are a cohesive team that will sometimes provide a little nudge, a little support and a little coaching to help each other achieve the great things we are all capable of. We are ambitious for ourselves as individuals, but also as a cohesive community. We take care to make sure that everybody can reach their full potential. We do not compare our success to others, but want to be the best that each of us can be and inspire others to be the best that they can be. We have the tenacity to be successful. We will be individually determined to succeed, whilst having patience to support others on their personal journey to success.
Diversity, Community and Diligence
Newton’s rich history of being successful is at the forefront of the mind of each member of this prestigious house, with the common goal to be the greatest we can be. No matter what skills, background or ambitions you hold, our Newton community allows for success to grow and the encouragement of one another to meet these outcomes. Each obstacle we encounter will be met with hard work, diligence and community spirit which will provide us with success. One of Sir Isaac Newton’s famous laws states, ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’ Similar to this law, the successes and benefits our students experience throughout their school year is linked directed to their enthusiasm and hard work.
Resilience, Encouragement and Distinction
In Treece, we recognise that teamwork makes the dream work. We work together in all that we do; we support and encourage each other; we challenge each other; we celebrate together; and we pick each other up if we fail.
We live by our core values in striving for distinction. We recognise that success is not easily achieved and requires resilience in bouncing back from the setbacks which form part of the journey.
The most successful Treece students probably have the most failures but are reflective and determined and use these experiences to evolve, becoming stronger characters and more skilled learners. Winning isn’t everything but it is evidence of our endeavours which is why we will always celebrate success and reward the efforts of our students.
By having a strong Treece community, we will succeed more as a House and as individuals. Success is not gifted but is a byproduct of hard-work, resilience and commitment.
Four Strong House Communities
The four Houses ensure students feel part of a small but strong group within the larger school community. It allows for students in Years 7 to 10 to mix together to provide support and guidance for each other.
A Sense of Ownership for Students
Each House has its own distinctive character which captures what it means to be a member of the Baysgarth community. We hope all students feel proud to belong to their House and strive to be the best, believe in themselves and each other and to support each other with their achievements and ambitions.
Strong and Positive Relationships between Tutors, Students and Parents
Each House has a team of tutors with between 25 and 30 students in each tutor group. Within each House there is a Head of House who manages and monitors students’ academic progress. Alongside the Head of House is a Learning Manager who provides pastoral support students on a day to day basis. Within each House are seven tutors who support the Head of House by providing academic and pastoral support to their tutees.
|Head of House||Mr Scruton||Mr Trainor||Mr Parker||Miss Kiddle|
|Learning Manager||Mrs Preston||Miss Smith||Mrs Cutillo||Miss Marshall|
Team Motivation and Rewards
The rewards system encourages students to work as a team and to support every member of their House. A wide range of events will take place throughout the school year to promote community spirit and healthy competition between the Houses.
A Sense of Responsibility
Belonging to a House will create a strong sense of community and encourage students to look out for one another and achieve highly for each other. Each House has its own individual identity and a set of core values, which will be reflected in the behaviour, manner and work of all its students and staff.