The House System
Every student and every member of staff at Moseley School and Sixth Form belongs to one of six school houses. Each house has a Head of House to focus on culture, ethos and achievement; a House Pastoral Manager to look after students’ conduct and welfare; and an Assistant Head of House to support the team of form tutors.
Houses compete with each other during sporting events and to gain the best attendance and punctuality, while upholding our school values of respect, endeavour and compassion. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, each house has adopted a UNICEF Rights of the Child article to champion in their work. In addition, each house has a nominated charity supported throughout the year.
Hertford House are the “heart” of Moseley School and Sixth Form. We pride ourselves on being a caring and compassionate community showing respect towards others and excellence in character and scholarship in all areas of school life. Routines and expectations are very important to us and we expect student to be well presented and ready to learn. Students in our house consistently endeavour to try their best in lessons and around school. Students are expected to make excellent progress in all their subjects by applying and challenging themselves in their learning. We expect our students to be independent and resilient and creative learners.
As a Rights Respecting School, our Hertford House right is Article 2 ‘Non-discrimination’
The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
As Assistant Headteacher – Head of Hertford House, I am responsible for overseeing our work as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We have achieved Silver Status and are on our journey to Gold as we further embed our work. Working closely with our student leaders and supporting them in running our School Council. In partnership with outside organisations and charities like Human Relief, the students are helping to shape the development of Moseley School and Sixth Form.
We have compassion for those who are less fortunate than us. Each year, students from Hertford House generously donate various items to our community charity: Sparkhill Foodbank. Our students work together and support each other in all areas of school life; as a team we can achieve more than we can as individuals.
Keble House prides itself on being a close-knit community where students feel supported and valued as individuals. With a ‘can-do’ attitude students are encouraged to get involved and challenge themselves in all aspects of school life. School is broader than just academic study, and in Keble we recognise this and want pupils to embrace the multitude of opportunities on offer. From serving on School Council, to getting involved in the school play, we expect all pupils to endeavour to develop their character alongside their academic ability. Commitment is what we expect every pupil to demonstrate both inside and outside lessons, in order for them to make the very most of their time at Moseley School and Sixth Form.
Respect is very important and as a Rights Respecting School our Keble House right is Article 31 ‘Leisure, play and culture’. Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Compassion for others is also a key value we promote and we aim to model this on a daily basis to show students what this virtue looks like in practice and this is demonstrated through the charity work we do on behalf of St. Marys Hospice.
At the core of Mansfield House, lies a very clear principle: we endeavour to ensure all students in Mansfield will be successful, now and in the future. Mansfield House promotes and adds richness, building bridges and removing barriers and creates a happy community with a family feel where students are supported and valued and grow into the best possible versions of themselves.
Mansfield House offers so much in the way of opportunities for students to develop and respects UNICEF Article 24 ‘Health and health services’. Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this. The house strives to benefit pupils by giving an awareness of individual and collective responsibility.
Mansfield embodies the ethos of a healthy body, healthy mind and has responsibility for the Healthy School Award. This supports children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly so that they can achieve inside and outside of the classroom.
A compassionate house, Mansfield works very closely with ISRA-UK, where staff and students take the opportunity to provide support and relief of poverty worldwide. All in Mansfield hold the ISRA-UK vision close, whereby they want their actions to have an impact on instilling change, hope and prosperity to the lives of many around the world.
In everything we do Nuffield House are a TEAM and we understand that ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. We support each one of our members by showing respect and compassion to enable them to overcome challenges and become the best people they can be each and every day.
Learning beyond the classroom and development of character is a big part of being in Nuffield House. Our Nuffield House right is UNICEF Article 15 ‘freedom of association’
Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. As a house, we always support students to develop their character, meet new people and gain new experiences throughout engagement in the character development programmes available at Moseley School and Sixth Form.
Our charity work towards YoungMinds is an example of the support we try to provide for all students in our communities. In Nuffield we understand that the application of endeavour supports the development of character and scholarship and this helps our students to achieve excellence no matter what their starting point.
In Pembroke House, we pride ourselves on our balance of competitive spirit and supportive ethos. This ensures we provide timely challenge for all, but leave none behind. We all endeavour to get involved in school life in a confident way.
Excellent exam outcomes are not the only outcome we seek: excellence in character matters; excellence in conduct matters too. We want our students to be critical readers of the world around them; and work hard to support others in school and beyond our gates. We embed endeavour through programmes of peer mentoring that allows our more senior students to provide timely guidance to their younger colleagues.
As a Rights Respecting School, our Pembroke House right is UNICEF Article 30 ‘Children from minority or indigenous groups’. Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live. We respect the rights of others.
We live our value of compassion through our work with Acorns: students volunteer and collect for them. Money is raised each year for this worthy cause.