Our schools operate a house system and from Reception onwards children are divided into one of the 4 houses.
Children can be awarded house points by their teacher for a variety of different reasons, including good work and good behaviour. The house points are added up over the half term and each class recognises an individual house point champion on a half termly basis, which is rewarded at the celebration of achievement assembly.
Children will be notified which house they have been put into when they start school. Each house has a colour. On Sports day, in the summer term, children compete in their house teams and points are awarded throughout the events and totted up and revealed at the end of the day. Other inter-house competitions are held during the year too.
Our Houses are named after Space Shuttles:
Challenger, Enterprise, Endeavour and Discovery
At Short Heath, we want our children to think about their place on Earth as we help and prepare them to face challenges in life.
"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream." Neil Armstrong