We are a rights respecting school. This means that we teach pupils that they have rights and responsibilities. All pupils are expected to carry out responsibilities around school in order to have the right to come to a school which is both a happy and safe place to be, as well as a well-looked after environment. Pupils help lunchtime staff in the dining hall after lunch to clear chairs away, Year 4 are litter-pickers, Year 4 & 5 are librarians and playground pals, Year 6 are house team captains and vice-captains. Playground pals are trained and supervised weekly. Pupils in all year groups look after the ‘Be Creative’ and ‘Wonder & Curiosity’ huts. Pupils become buddies with new starters.
We have a house team system, with annually elected House Captains and Vice-Captains . Children are placed in one of four house teams: Beamish, Greencroft, Harperley or Tanfield. Pupils’ individual house points are added together for their house team, to see who is the winner of the house team shield in every Friday celebration assembly. This helps to promote team responsibility and team spirit, as do other half-termly house team activities: team-building, rights respecting work, school vision work, local charity fundraising.
Below are examples of our house teams rights respecting charters, “Annfield Plain’s Big Promise” and a link to other sites you may find useful.