Pastoral Information

The Highfield School has an extensive pastoral support system to ensure that all students are cared for and learn effectively in our supportive school community. This team is led by the Assistant Head responsible for Pastoral and for the team of Heads of Year, Pastoral Care Coordinators and of course tutors. Through this system, we work in collaboration with students, parents/carers, governors and the wider community, endeavouring to make positive decisions that impact on student well-being and progress and place the students at the heart of what we do.

The students are organised into Tutor groups within their year group. Each Tutor group is also allocated one of the six Houses. All Tutor groups follow a tutorial programme aimed at developing skills, carrying out Tutor challenges, reading, mentoring and celebrating success. This is further strengthened by assemblies and our Votes for Schools programme.

Vote For Schools

As well as receiving individual support from their Tutors, support is also available through our Young Carers, School Counsellor, LGBTQ & Anti Bullying and variety of outside agencies and the School Pastoral Safeguarding Officers.

Positive reinforcement and rewarding students in accordance with our school values also underpins our pastoral system. We recognise students for their caring, respectful and determined behaviour both in and out of lessons with a variety of rewards. Our reward system can be downloaded on this page and is used regularly to promote good decisions but also to highlight excellence encompassing our core school values. We also have our student rewards store where students are able to collect house points in recognition of their positive behaviours and can then save them to earn tangible rewards. This student-led initiative has been the source of much excitement for our students.

Behaviour is at the core of any pastoral system and The Highfield School has both clear and high expectations for students to adhere to. The Consequence system can too be downloaded on this page. Our behaviour system is focused on all students having the right to learn in a respectful environment, empowering students to build on positive attitudes and core values that will be long lasting skills required to be successful in their chosen next steps.

Our aim is to ensure that students feel safe, valued, cared for and respected, and most importantly, able to achieve their full potential in all areas of their school experience.

Behaviour for Learning Policy


The Highfield School Rewards, Recognition and Consequences


House System

Houses Seacole Turing King Franklin Hawking Bronte
Head of House Mrs C Pawlaczek Mrs A Edwards Miss M Laycock Mrs B Clarke Mrs T Spires Mrs R Kench
SLT Mrs K Hutton Ms R Cosgrove Miss H Wells Mr J Baker Mrs J Hammond Mr B Pike
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