Churchill Academy

Lancaster House

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Introduction
House Identity

Head of House

Student Leadership

Notices and Events 

House Captain

Niamh Titerickx

Head of House

Chloe Taylor

House Captain

Stan Hemmings

Head of House's Introduction

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce you to the Lancaster page of the website - the newest addition to Churchill Academy & Sixth Form. We will be working really hard over the next year to establish and embed Lancaster into the Academy and I am thrilled to be part of this journey. Students are allocated to a House when they join the school and this acts as a smaller community, each with their own identity, for students to feel proud and part of. Students will be allocated a tutor who they will see for twenty minutes at the start of every day. This is an integral part of the school day allowing students an opportunity to check in and build a positive relationship with their tutor as well as the other members of the tutor group. The tutor groups are arranged vertically to allow students to establish relationships with students across the year groups, something we believe has huge benefits for both younger and older students. During tutor time, students will receive key messages, take part in a wide range of activities and explore key areas of the wider curriculum. The tutor is also there to act as a point of contact for families so that we can build strong relationships between the Academy and home and ensure that the overall wellbeing of our students is of top priority. 

It fills me with so much joy to see the addition of purple, our House colour, to the different areas of the Academy. I hope you enjoy exploring what Lancaster looks to bring to Churchill Academy.

House Identity

With the addition of the fifth House to the Academy we felt it was too good an opportunity to be missed to rebrand the Houses and hand over some ownership to the students to help develop the House identity and ethos. This process has taken time over this term with students working collaboratively in their tutor groups putting forward suggestions and then ultimately voting on our chosen House charity, song, motto, logo and mascot. The results were as follows: 

CharityBristol Downs Syndrome Trust

Students were invited to put forward charities that they would like Lancaster to support and they were encouraged to think of the local charities who so desperately need our support during this time. I was so proud of the responses that came in and the associated justifications. This was by far the most tightly contested area that we voted for for in our House Identity. The charity that received the most votes was Bristol Down Syndrome Trust who are a Bristol charity providing speech and language therapy to children with Down Syndrome to help build a supportive community for families. 

Motto: ‘Take to the skies with Lancaster’

Our motto was put forward by two year 7 students Arwen Kuipers Von Lande and Megan Lake who made the link with the historic Lancaster bomber plane. As well as the link with history, we encourage all our students to aim high to reach their potential so this seemed most fitting!

Logo: A purple rose

Our beautiful logo has been designed by Jacob Slough in year 7; it is proudly displayed in the Lancaster Lounge.

Mascot: Barney the Dinosaur

He is purple and makes people smile - what more can we say! A full Barney outfit is sitting in my office waiting for a willing volunteer...

Song: White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

I asked students to think of an anthem that when they heard gave them a burst of adrenaline and pride. We had a large range of suggestions and I am really pleased with the chosen result - I look forward to hearing it being played loudly at events such as Sports Day! 

Head of House

Chloe Taylor

 

Whilst at Churchill I have enjoyed taking on a variety of roles including Head of Girls PE, Year 7 Pastoral Support Worker and now Head of Lancaster House. I am bursting with pride at being offered the opportunity to be the first ever Head of Lancaster House!

 

Find out more about me here

 

 

Student Leadership

Student voice is something that the pastoral team is working hard to develop to ensure that students input is both valued and acted upon with the aim to develop that sense of belonging to the school community. To assist in supporting this two year 11 students from Lancaster House are chosen to work alongside the House Captains from the other four houses. House Captains act as role models for all students in their House and represent these students at Academy meetings, events and fundraisers. The calibre of applicants for this years’ house captaincy was exceptionally high which made the task a lovely problem to solve. All students who applied have been asked to join a task force to help establish Lancaster House as the newest addition to Churchill Academy and help design the Lancaster area when it is completed. I am really looking forward to working with these students once we are able to to ensure that the Lancaster area is student friendly. 

We ask that all of our students follow the core Churchill values of Kindness, Curiosity and Determination and our House captains are leading from the front with this with rewards handed out at the end of term for those individuals who have represented these to a high standard.  The student council has also been set up to allow student representatives from each tutor group to work closely with Mr Davies to ensure student voice is represented at all levels across the Academy. I look forward to seeing what they do! 

House Captains

Niamh Titerickx

Hi, my name is Niamh and I am in the tutor group LSP and I am delighted to become one of the two very first House Captains of Lancaster house.  As House Captain you get to work very closely with your Head of House and Assistant Headteacher who really listen to your point of view which helps develop feelings of value and importance. I am looking forward to developing my leadership skills and gaining experience in public speaking, being organised and planning important events. I try to embody the core values of kindness, curiosity and determination, however determination is the value which resonates the most with me. I am quietly determined although it may not be as obvious to see in some as it is in other individuals but I truly believe anyone can achieve anything if they are determined enough. The main reason I wanted to become a House Captain was to show younger students, especially younger girls, that if you put your mind to it you can do absolutely anything and never let anybody tell you otherwise no matter who they are.

 

Stan Hemmings

Hi, I'm Stan and I'm proud to be one of the first ever Lancaster House Captains. In school, I participate in and enjoy many of the extra curricular activities and sports that are offered, such as football and athletics. I am currently in year 11 but plan on staying at Churchill Academy and joining the sixth form to take my A-Levels. The subjects I enjoy the most in school are Maths and the Sciences. Outside of school, I play for a football team and compete for North Somerset Athletic Club at middle distance (800 and 1500m) and cross-country. I am a big supporter of Southampton FC who, at the time of writing this, are currently doing well and will hopefully keep up their form so that when things are more normal I can go and watch more games! I look forward to being House Captain for this year so that I can help Lancaster develop and grow as a House that I can be extremely proud to be a part of.

 

Notices and Events

Watch this space!