Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Houses

Rationale

As a means of recognising positive behaviour choices and providing a competitive element between groups of children in our school we have introduced a house point system. At Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue we believe that the use of house points will develop:

  • Individual and Collective Responsibility
  • Positive Behaviour
  • Shared Aims and Goals
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Positive attitudes to school
  • Positive attitude to others
  • Effort and application
  • Good manners
  • Achievements and successes of all kinds

How does it work?

  • We have 4 houses, 'Plowright (red), Taylor (yellow), Jacklin (Blue) and Pleasence (Green), named after local famous people (see below)
  • Pupils in each class are placed into one of the four houses
  • Pupils can earn points for their house at any time during the school day, in and out of the classroom and for extracurricular activities
  • All members of staff working in the school or working with pupils can award house points, including any visitors who will be handed tokens on arrival
  • Tokens will be collected in each the child’s classroom
  • House captains will count the tokens on a weekly basis
  • Tokens will be returned to central supply in main office
  • In our Friday assembly (end of each half-term) the scores will be announced and a house point cup awarded to the house captains

Our House Captains

Photo banner of Dame Joan Plowright

Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier was born on the 28th October 1929 in Brigg, Lincolnshire. She attended Scunthorpe Grammar School, and is an English actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. She is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the same year.

Photo banner of Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor OBE was born on the 15th September 1944 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He moved to a council house in Scunthorpe in 1947, where his father Thomas was the sports reporter for the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph. He went to the Henderson Avenue Junior School, then Scunthorpe Grammar School (now St Lawrence). He was the manager of the England national football team from 1990 to 1993.

Photo banner of Anthony Jacklin

Anthony Jacklin CBE was born on 7th July 1944 in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe. The son of a truck driver, he attended Henderson Avenue Primary School in the town. Upon becoming and professional golfer in1 962, he was the most successful British player of his generation, winning two major championships. He was also the most successful European Ryder Cup captain ever.

Photo banner of Donald Henry Pleasence

Donald Henry Pleasence OBE was born on the 5th of October 1919 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He was brought up and raised in the small village of Grimoldby, and became a film, television, and stage actor. His most notable film roles include psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis in most of the Halloween series, the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, and RAF Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe in The Great Escape.