Roger de Clare

Roger de Clare

C. of E. First School and Nursery

Maximum achievement for all in a happy, caring and Christian environment

Station Road, Puckeridge, Ware, Hertfordshire SG11 1TF

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01920 821363

Our House System

Our House System

Roger the Bear’s PAWS

 P=positive behaviour  A=academic achievement  W=working together S=sport       

Upon entry to our school, each child is allocated a House:

  • Canterbury (green)
  • Winchester (red)
  • Hertford (yellow)
  • Dover (blue)

                    Canterbury

                   Winchester

 

Hertford

  Dover

Within each House we try and ensure a balanced number of boys and girls. Our House system enables us to promote and reward positive behaviour whereby children can earn PAWS from Roger the Bear. The House system also enables smooth organisation of internal competitions such as Sports Day.

 

Roger’s PAWS

Children earn Roger’s PAWS to record their academic and non-academic achievements at our school. Children can be awarded 1,2 or even 3 PAWS for a variety of reasons. The system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement as well as fostering a strong community spirit across the age range. The children collect PAWS throughout the year. Each level of PAW equates to points for the child’s House. At the end of each half-term, House points are counted and a winning House announced. 

 

How will the rewards be recognised?

When a child has earned 1 PAW, they will be sent to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher with the work or reason. They put marble in their house jar.  The Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher will note their names and Houses and in the weekly celebration assembly on Friday announce their names. Those children will be invited for a sticker in front of the school, recognising their achievement. 1 point will be added to their House.

 

When a child has earned 2 PAWS, they will be sent to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher with the work or reason. They will put their marbles in their house jar.   The Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher will note their names and Houses and in the weekly celebration assembly on Friday announce their names. Those children will be invited for a sticker and certificate in front of the school, recognising their achievement. 2 points will be added to their House.

 

When a child has earned 3 PAWS, the child’s class teacher must submit the work and reasons to the staff for discussion and verification at the weekly staff meeting. Subject to agreement, the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher will note their names and Houses and in the weekly celebration assembly on Friday announce their names. These children will be provided with a certificate and rosette recognising their continued achievement. 3 points will be added to their House.

 

Rewards

A winning House is announced half-termly, although House points are totalled weekly before/during/after the celebration assembly. Rewards can range from:

  • Additional playtime
  • DVD or film afternoon
  • Trip to the local park
  • Extended ‘choosing’ in class or Key Stage.

On our House Cup, ribbons denoting the colour of the Winning House will be displayed at the end of each half-term. 

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