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Our Houses and Student Leadership

The House System

Every member within the Academy contributes towards the House system, whether it be through upholding the Guilsborough Academy values, going that extra mile or participation within the numerous House competitions or leadership opportunities across a range of academic subjects.

The House system encourages building a team ethos, celebrating success and being part of a larger community. This in itself cultivating a sense of pride whilst increasing pupil confidence. The House system allows individual and team successes to be celebrated throughout the year.

There are four House’s Everdon, Rockingham, Salcey and Whittlebury (Forest theme), the students have actively engaged in establishing our Houses and will continue to do so.

Student Leadership

Students have a variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills across the school and to be involved in making decisions that affect the whole of the school. 

Ambassadors have received the Anti-bullying Ambassador badge from The Diana Award to recognise they have a committed team of students who have been trained by The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Team.

The Student Leadership Team is led by our Head Students in Key Stage 5 and gives the opportunities for students in Key Stages 3 and 4 to participate through the Student Development Team and the House Councils: 

  • Students in Years 10 and 11 can apply and are interviewed to sit on one of 5 committees to represent the views of the peers on specific areas of our Academy. 
  • Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 can stand to represent their peers on their House Council (2 representatives per tutor group). 

Additional opportunities such as acting as Student Leaders, School Ambassadors and Peer Mentoring also arise throughout the academic year and students in Key Stages 4 and 5 are able to apply and are interviewed for these specific posts as and when they arise. These roles include aspects such as acting as our front of house at parent events and whole school events as well as leading events within school including duty, assemblies and supporting in year 7 and 8 tutor groups.