Welcome to Highfield J&I School
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Highfield School via our school website. It is a privilege to lead a team of talented and hardworking staff who support our 720 children every day.
I hope your questions are answered in the information you find on our website, be that as a current parent; as a parent with a child who is about to embark upon their learning journey with us; as someone who is keen to join our team or as a potential visitor to our school.
Highfield is a caring, inclusive and friendly school that is committed to raising aspirations for our children. The children are at the heart of everything we do – the decisions that we make are always in the best interests of the children who come here. At Highfield we have developed – ‘The Highfield Promise’. We want all our children to feel happy, inspired and cared for, so that they are able to fulfil their individual potential. We are keen to develop a love of learning and ignite a passion in areas that children can pursue in school and in later life. We want all children to become confident and independent learners. We are a diverse community and are passionate about valuing and celebrating the different cultures, faiths and backgrounds of everyone here.
All staff at Highfield are fully committed to providing high quality teaching and learning. We pride ourselves on our engaging learning techniques and strive to make all our lessons exciting, interesting and purposeful. We are passionate about recognising the individual talents of all the children in our care. We aim to provide opportunities that enable all children to reach their full potential.
We believe that children should be encouraged to develop positive values towards themselves, each other, and the wider community of which they are part. Our school has 6 values: Respect, Equality, Inspiration, Determination, Honesty and Friendship. They were chosen by our school community and we strongly believe that these values will lead our children to be successful in whatever they do – in school and in the years ahead.
Not only do we strive to support, nurture and develop our children, but we ensure that the same happens for staff. We have a proven track record of developing staff at all levels: we have the Early Career Development Quality Mark in recognition of the work that we do with our ECTs and many of our leaders in our school have completed or are completing NPQs. (National Professional Qualifications)
We are exceptionally proud to serve our local community and pride ourselves on the home-school relationships we create. We acknowledge the importance of our families to the successes of our children. We therefore warmly welcome our parents to attend our many varied school experiences, from celebrating successes to participating in parent workshops. We are always happy to hear your thoughts, questions and feedback, so feel free to contact us via the school website or by coming in to see us.
I look forward to working with you.