Highfields Aims and Ethos
Our Aims and Ethos
At Highfields we have created an environment which allows and encourages children and staff to mix freely, to move through the building with a minimum of fuss and noise. We are a ‘team’ prepared to share experiences, knowledge and skills, to share common working areas and create learning situations which are right for children, irrespective of the number of years they have spent in school. Parents are positively encouraged into the school to play a valuable part by working on a voluntary basis to assist in a wide variety of school and extracurricular activities. The children are encouraged to adapt quickly to a day which is full and rich in interest and variety.
Our objective is that all children should leave us at 11, confidently able to apply skills and knowledge in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and RE. The child’s natural enthusiasm for books, painting and music, sport, a hands on approach to learning, for seeing and exploring, for making and enquiring, will also have been developed through the foundation subjects.
Our aim is to encourage children to see school as an exciting place, rich in a wide range of experiences in preparation for life. Please click on the link below to read our full aims and ethos document.
Positive Friendship Strategies
At Highfields Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.
“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash
A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave our school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
The Rule of Law
Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
To do this our children will develop;
An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour
An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination
The aims and ethos of the school clearly reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them.
At Highfields we have an extensive induction programme of events to ensure that all of our Foundation Stage pupils and their families feel happy and confident in their new school. Please click on the link below to view a photo book made by our older pupils who act as 'Special Friends' to our youngest children.