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What is the ethos and values of this house? Link to school values

In Dahl House we strive to ensure that all Dahl Students are inclusively supported to embody the core values and ethos of our Academy, providing a platform for individual growth both academically and emotionally, giving them the skills to become caring young people who go out into the world motivated as lifelong learners. We nurture the culture of a high standards of achievement in all aspects of school life, championing curiosity and creativity to find new ways of achieving. We encourage all Dahl students to have empathy and understanding for all, giving them the confidence to become valuable citizens in later life. Most of all we support our students to have a happy and enjoyable experience whilst at OSCA, empowering them to transcend their expectations and look forward with excitement to their future lives.

History behind Dahl and why are they a good role model?

Dahl House is named after the Great British writer Roald Dahl and our house willingly chooses to emulate his diverse creativity and zest for life. He was born in Wales in 1916 and died in 1990, but within that time he had achieved so much in his adult career. He was a fighter pilot, intelligence officer, diplomat, British novelist, short story writer, poet, screen writer and classed as “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century”. The Times newspaper placed Dahl in the top 50 finest British writers since 1945. His most famous children’s books include Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, just to name a few. His books are said to have championed the kind-hearted and featured an underlying warm sentiment. All these characteristics are highly valued in the Dahl House.

What are the key expectations of students in – house?

Dahl House has high expectations of our students, expecting students always to have a can do/ will do attitude to all areas of school life. To be polite and have mutual respect for others, empathy & tolerance of diversity, showing a strong community spirit. Students are expected to adhere to the school behaviour policy and attend school regularly, wearing correct uniform with pride. Students are expected to attend lessons on time and with correct equipment, meeting all agreed deadlines for class and homework. We would like to see that students are involving themselves in all aspects of school life from house competitions to extra-curricular activities.

How you can contribute to the ethos, values and success of Dahl House.

  • Be motivated & resilient in your approach to your schoolwork
  • Be punctual to school & all lessons
  • Be kind & considerate to others
  • Be organised in your learning, bringing all equipment needed
  • Have the confidence to take risks in your learning and learn from your mistakes
  • Take part in extra- curricular activities & House competitions
  • Be creative & showcase your strengths
  • Have the confidence to ask for help when needed
  • Be happy and enjoy your school life!