This academic year (2018/19) at Horbury Primary Academy, we have introduced a new system to instil and encourage PRIDE in our children and the school as a whole. The staff and children voted for attributes that they felt should represent our school and as a whole school, we decided upon the following:
The children can now earn PRIDE points for demonstrating these attributes both in the classroom and around school. Teachers in the classrooms gather their children’s PRIDE points on IPADs using the Class Dojo app and these are added at the end of the week and the totals are displayed upon the classroom doors. Children can also earn PRIDE points from other members of staff when they demonstrate the above attributes around school. In these instances, children are provided with a yellow PRIDE point whereby they place their house group on the back and it is then posted into our good manners box. The House Captains have a very important job of collecting up and totalling the PRIDE points on a Friday afternoon. On a Monday in assembly, the winning house group is announced and a leaf is placed upon their board in the school hall.
Our houses are known as Ash, Willow, Beech and Elm.