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Role of the Heads of Houses

Heads of Houses are responsible for maintaining the House Ethos and running the various activities associated with the House;

  • See new pupils with parents before entry, allocate to forms, liaise with Heads of Departments re subject choices and sets.  Send for records.
  • Pupils who leave: send advance report to new school if requested.  (Office will send on file once destination is certain).
  • Academic progress: see pupils whose last report causes concern, contact parents, organise follow-up reports, see pupils whom colleagues report are slipping or making a real effort to improve, authorise the placing of a pupil on report, alert whole staff to problems at weekly briefing.
  • Follow up absences which form tutors have been unable to account for satisfactorily.
  • Organise any social events, eg: at Christmas.
  • Keep an eye on the ‘tone’ of the House, bring generally felt concerns to Head or Deputies on any matter involving the year group.
  • In co-operation with donor or receiving heads of year, assign pupils to forms at start of academic year (not necessary for Years 9 and 11).
  • Parents Evenings: give out appointment slips to forms and subject teachers at least a week before the event, remind tutors to tell pupils to leave 5 minute gaps where possible.
  • Reports.  Reply to parents’ comments where appropriate, where necessary take action.
  • Attend Heads of House meetings, call Tutors’ meetings where appropriate.
  • Discuss and take action in the case of pupils whose behaviour regularly falls below expectations or teaching groups where there are recurrent discipline problems.  Seek support from Deputies or Head where necessary.  File incident reports promptly.  Liaise with parents. Set up after-school detentions.
  • Monitor the Rewards System using list supplied half-termly by Form Tutors.