Welcome to Amazon House! The Green Team
My name is Mrs Georgiou and in my team I have; 230 students, Ms Walton our Senior Leadership Team member and 19 tutors. Our tutors comprise of teachers from faculties based on the Amazon floor; Applied Learning which includes the ICT Team and the Art department. Amazon tutors are driven by values and principles that improve learning, attitudes and behaviours. Their aim is to build a positive and productive parent partnership and support students resulting in positive outcomes. The adults in Amazon genuinely care and our Amazon ethos is ‘We are a family’. An integral part of our team are the students, all 230 of them. The whole of the Amazon Team are honest, approachable, patient and fun, to name a few qualities. Every student in Amazon house is known by the adults and I make it my business to know the name and a little something about each student in my house.
At the end of each term, Amazon makes a big deal of celebrating achievements and success. From the small acts, for example holding the door open for someone. This will earn the students 1 point for an act of kindness. To the big, for example, Proud to Belong award worth 30 points, for having over 94% attendance. This year Amazon introduced 6 very special awards; Tutor and Student of the Year, Tutor Group of the Year, Most Improved Student, House Leader of the Year and Good Citizen of the Year. These awards were given out at our end of year celebration assembly. During the year we also try to celebrate national events such as Christmas and Easter. At Christmas we had a special assembly and each student received a candy cane and a Christmas card with a message from me. At Easter we had a raffle and every student got a tiny chocolate egg. Not only do we celebrate and reward individual success but also group achievements.
House Leaders are recruited during various times of the year. They are usually handpicked by the tutor and anyone who shows leadership qualities is welcome to join this group. Whilst we have students that are very confident and outspoken who participate in Whole School Events, we also have students who are quietly confident who make brilliant peer mentors and mediators. Our Leaders not only invent, but deliver house assemblies.
Hopes and Dreams
Lessons are learnt, as we live, laugh, and love, But those who learn to follow their dreams, Become as strong as the instincts they trust. Every thought, insignificant as it may be, Will grow and grow, sprout branches, Become a hope tree. My little tree, small and still young, Constantly changing, As things have not been said and done. Whatever happens, no matter what you do, Believe in yourself, And your dreams will come true!
It is such a pleasure to be the Head of Amazon House. I love being a part the young people’s school journey and joining them on their many adventures here. Im really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for all my students.
Mrs Georgiou, Head of Amazon House