Hodgkin House (Day House)
Hodgkin House is home to all Year 7 – 13 day girls, made up of approximately 50 students. As a house, we are supported by the Senior Tutor, Paul Jones, and a caring team of staff. Our team is made up of teaching staff from different subject specialisms, who all put pastoral care at the forefront of everything they do. As a team, we create a positive and safe environment, in which we aim to support every girl in unlocking and fulfilling their potential. Whether our girls are passionate about Performing Arts, keen to debate topical matters or are a force to be reckoned with in the Hockey field, we encourage them and wholeheartedly support them.
In line with the school's principles of: honesty, respect, integrity, courage and humility, Hodgkin Girls are a community where, as different academic year groups, they are encouraged to support and respect each other. These values are recognised through our Hodgkin House ‘Pupil of the Week’ Awards, voted for by our house staff.
The house is open Monday – Thursday from 8.00am through to 6.15pm and Friday’s from 8.00am – 5.00pm, where it is staffed by a member of our team. This supervision ensures that students always have somebody to speak outside of their tutorial sessions with their designated tutor. After school our staff team offer academic support sessions from 5.00pm – 6.15pm in house.
Monday – Ms D Gaunt (English)
Tuesday – Mrs B Carr (English)
Wednesday – Mr P Jones (Art/Photography)
Thursday – Mrs B Brown (Science)
These provide a fantastic opportunity for students to seek additional support with their studies or it provides them with a quiet and comfortable space to complete assignment tasks. Hodgkin girls also have access to the other evening activities and academic support sessions that are on offer in different parts of the school and other houses. Information about these is available in house and is communicated with parents on a termly basis.
Within the house we also have a Head of House and 4 prefects who are part of Abbotsholme’s Sixth Form. These girls act as role models to the younger year groups and are given additional responsibilities that support with house events, weekly meetings and the day to day running of Hodgkin House.
Hodgkin house has a series of day rooms, which offer the girls a space where they can either work quietly or relax in smaller groups. These rooms are sometimes used by tutors who wish to hold their tutorial in a different space to their tutor base. We also have a large communal area which provides us with an excellent space for both morning and afternoon roll call, this is also open to students from other houses to use during lunchtimes. We also have a spacious bag storage area and a kitchen for students to use for drinks in the evening.
Throughout the year students within Hodgkin House will have the opportunity to take part in both whole school and in-house trips and activities. These are arranged as occasions to promote the sense of community that we have, whilst giving students experiences that enrich them academically, culturally and socially; helping them to become well balanced and happy learners.