The Pastoral Team at The Highfield School is a strong one. Pastoral care and the good behaviour of students were recognised by Ofsted (2013) as strength of the school. They said ‘the school is an integrated community with staff and students working well together’.
The team is led by the Deputy Headteacher and Leader of Pastoral Care, who is also the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator for Babbage House. Deputy Leader of Pastoral Care, Two other Pastoral Care Co-ordinators provide pastoral care for the three other Houses. 1 Reflection Hub Manager, 1 Pastoral Support Assistant & 1 Pastoral assistant.
The students are organised into Tutor groups within their year group. Each Tutor group is also allocated one of the four 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 House assemblies.
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 School Pastoral Care Co-ordinators.
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.
Our Behaviour for Learning Policy can be found in the Policies And Documents Section under the 'Our School' tab.
The House System
|Leadership Team Link||To be confirmed|
|Head of House||Ms H Cheal|
|Pastoral Care Co-ordinator||Mrs C Thomas (Leader of Pastoral Care)|
|Leadership Team Link||Mrs C Norwood (Assistant Headteacher)|
|Head of House||Mr T Clark|
|Pastoral Care Co-ordinator||Mrs G Franklin|
|Leadership Team Link||Miss S Waseem (Assistant Headteacher)|
|Head of House||Mr M Lee-Dell|
|Pastoral Care Co-ordinator||Mrs A Edwards|
|Leadership Team Link||Mrs J Clift (Assistant Headteacher)|
|Head of House||Mr T Nichol|
|Pastoral Care Co-ordinator||Mrs J Hehir|
The school has an effective reward system which feeds into the exciting House system which itself encourages positive and friendly rivalry between House groups.
This is all underpinned by a strong Code of Conduct and a clear system of sanctions via the Behaviour Ladder, should they be needed. Student behaviour is excellent and we take the Pastoral Care of our students very seriously indeed, including ensuring that appropriate sanctions are in place in the rare instance that they may be required. It is with this in mind that we have produced the attached Behaviour Ladder, which outlines the sanctions.