On starting at The Lancaster School all children are placed into a Community Groups. Our Community Groups allows every pupil and member of staff to feel a sense of belonging by becoming a member of the:
- Red Arrows,
- Brayford Blues,
- Lincoln Greens
- Cathedral Yellows.
By being a member of the Community Group, pupils and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as all of the groups thrive on the ethos of “playing your part”.
All staff and pupils will be placed in a Community Group and this will continue as they move on to Birchwood Junior School. The Community Groups will have dedicated and devoted Group Captains to promote and encourage engagement in the House system.
Inter-house is a major pastoral and extra-curricular side of school which develops pupils’ social, team-working and organisation (amongst other) skills. Our Community Groups develop this by fostering a sense of community, awareness of each other and a sense of being part of a team.
- We show respect through fair play and sporting behaviour; We support others and take pride in their efforts.
- We show growth mind-set by practising for events and taking part; Participation often sees increased confidence, which can positively show itself in a student’s whole school life from the classroom and beyond.
- Pupils should aspire to succeed and learn from every experience. Each class should look to contribute as much as possible.
There are many Community Group events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their team in something that they enjoy or are good at.
All pupils have the opportunity to earn community points as they are all invited and encouraged to take part in all events. Community points will also be awarded for modelling the school’s values and following the school rules. The Community Group points will be tracked on Class Dojo.
At the end of the academic year all of the community points are added up and one team wins the overall trophy.