Mandela House is named after Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist. He was President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the country’s first black head of state.
I am delighted to be leading pupils of Mandela House into the next academic year. As we return to our vertical tutoring system, we look forward to re-establishing strong relationships with our mentees and mentors. As members of Mandela House, we will continue to work together to embed a clear ethos which mirrors Nelson Mandela’s own passion for, and commitment to, respect, equality and education.
As a House we will celebrate the many achievements of our young people both within mentor groups and also, each half term, with a whole House celebration. House points will be pooled to form a House total which will move towards achieving the best House overall! Points can be earned through individual achievements in lessons and around the school, and also by contributions to internally-led competitions. By contributing to organising and participation in inter-house competitions, discussions and academic challenges, pupils will collaborate and develop transferable skills, growing in confidence.
Our aim is to ensure that all pupils are able to thrive and enjoy their school experience, feeling safe, valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential both academically and socially. We aim to face our challenges together with a positive and supportive approach. In the words of Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible – until it’s done!”
Mrs C Wombwell
Head of Mandela House