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

In Shakespeare house we believe that our students should have a strong sense of community and convey the values and ethos of OSCA. It is our aim to ensure that each member of our house team feels valued, supported and is encouraged to be the best that they can be in all aspects of academy life. We want to create an ethos within Shakespeare house where we are inclusive, thoughtful towards each other and are considerate of each other needs irrespective of any of differences. 

History behind the house - who is Shakespeare – and why is he a good role model? 

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He is arguably the most famous British writer to have ever lived with his plays and books still being watched, read and studied today all around the world. He possessed qualities, such as open mindedness, being hardworking, optimistic, and passionate. Arguably his best trait was his creativity as he could take something so small and turn it in to something big and amazing! He is a great role model because he has inspired others through his hard work and amazing imagination and his life as impacted so many different people and continues to do so. 

What are the key expectations of students in – Shakespeare house?

In Shakespeare house we expect youngsters to do their best in every aspect of their school life. Respecting our school environment and everyone within it. We expect our students to listen, respect each other’s ideas, opinions and to work to the best of their ability in every lesson. We expect our pupils to be enthusiastic and punctual in evet aspect of school life and attend school regularly. Organising themselves by wearing full school uniform every day and bringing all equipment required and meeting all agreed deadlines for homework and coursework. We would want pupils to get involved in the life of the school, being enthusiastic and joining house competitions, extra-curricular opportunities and making new friends. And finally being someone who is prepared to stand up for others and does not tolerate discrimination in any form.

How you can contribute to the ethos, values and success of Shakespeare house. 

Pupils can contribute to the Ethos of Shakespeare house by working to the best of their ability in every lesson and helping other students to do the same.

Be kind and be a good citizen and contribute positively to our OSCA community.

Be enthusiastic and punctual in all that you do and attend school regularly.

Organise yourself so that you are fully prepared for learning and are wearing all items of school uniform, have a school bag and have all equipment required in order to be successful.

Get involved in all aspects of school life including house competitions and extra-curricular activities.