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Highlands School

Highlands School

Pastoral Care

Students quickly find themselves at home in the school, being supported and guided by older students who are trained to become ‘mentors’ to these younger students.

We pride ourselves on creating a strong care system which emphasises good communication between home and school and we try hard to provide appropriate support for individuals’ differing educational and social needs. The Heads of Year are a strong team, who work closely with the school’s Learning Support staff in the school and with external agencies such as Education Welfare, the Educational Psychology Service and Social Services. We try very hard to be flexible and imaginative in our response to the differing needs of young people during their adolescence. The school also has behaviour mentors as part of our pastoral team.

All students are allocated to one of four Houses. Friendly rivalry and competition between the Houses each term in sports fixtures, art competitions and curriculum quizzes develop a sense of belonging and draws older and younger students together. All staff, whether teaching, support or administrative also belong to one of the Houses and offer enthusiastic support for their House on all these competitive occasions.

Through the work of the form tutors, staff and Heads of Year, the school expects and achieves high standards of behaviour and appearance. The wearing of uniform is compulsory. Once every half term, through different means, reports on progress are given to parents and students, both of whom are active participants in the target-setting process. Parents are welcome to come and discuss their child’s individual progress whenever they have concerns.

Insight

We are replacing our parent portal and will send details to parents in early October.

Free School Meals

Please go to the Enfield Council website for details on free school meals and other financial help. Link below:

 

 

Pupil Premium

You will find a summary of our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement on the Policies page of the school website. This sets out how we aim to improve the performance of those students for whom the school receives the Pupil Premium grant, and how we allocate that money.

 

Requests for paper copies     

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on the school’s website, this will be provided free of charge.