House System

The House System is valuable in fostering competition in an entirely positive and productive way and helps our children to achieve in every area of School life. 

Sally anne furtadoMrs Sally-Anne Furtado is our Director of Behaviour and Pastoral Development.

You can contact Mrs Furtado here

Many elements of School life are linked to it, such as academic, musical, sporting and cultural and we also include social elements of behaviour and courtesy.  The loyalty and sense of team, so evident in each of the Houses, brings out the best in our children.

The School House system is not new, of course; it is a tried and tested way of fostering a sense of loyalty and identity and where triumphs and disasters are shared by all.  What differs at Chichester High School is how strong the system is and how high it is in the children’s minds.

Houses provide opportunities for the development of leadership and service, one of our most important journeys. Regular house meetings allow House Leaders to encourage their members to greater efforts in all things and to focus on particular areas for improvement.

Mrs Furtado's biography

As Director for Behaviour and Pastoral Development I have the pleasure of working with a kind, caring and hard-working community of adults and children.

The school ethos is based on values to support every child to succeed and achieve their personal goals. I have lived through many of the pressures and challenges I now see facing the disadvantaged and pressured children in our schools. I was lucky enough to be mentored and inspired by committed adults during my childhood. All of which shaped my personality and created my passion to help others succeed too.

I attended schools in the UK and abroad. I attended St Mary’s College - University of Surrey to read English and Classics. I then attended Frobel College - Roehampton University to complete a PGCE in Business Education and I later completed a Masters Degree in Education at Chichester University.

I worked in industry prior to becoming a teacher. I have worked in several schools; starting my teaching career in London, moving to Portsmouth, Southampton and now Chichester High School. I have taught a range of subjects including Business studies, R.E, ICT and English.

I currently teach English and ICT at Chichester High School.