Fordfield Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR4 0DA
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At Highfield, our community is our family. Our motto – Children Come First - was chosen by our families and staff because it illustrates why we are all here - to keep our children at the forefront of all we do.
Everyone in our school community is treated equally and with respect. We are interested in the views of our children, who are represented by the school councillors they have voted for. We work hard to form meaningful partnerships with our parents and carers. We make sure we share successes, support families when they need it and understand any worries or concerns they have. We listen carefully and, because we listen, we build up trusting successful relationships with everyone.
Trust lies at heart of every great partnership and we have discovered, through regular questionnaires and feedback, that families and children love our school.
In school, we ensure our children belong. They have a strong sense of belonging within their friendships groups, classes, houses and as individuals.
We come together to make up a huge, happy family.
We enjoy a busy and bustling school week full of exciting learning, sports, crafts, performing arts (including street dance, music tuition, and acting), our breakfast club which is open every day, as well as our weekly celebrations and rewards.
The School Council
Our school council were elected at the start of the year, by their classes, to represent them and communicate whole school issues.
We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School and have achieved our gold award! Our school council are the steering group for the work we are doing together to promote the rights of the child at Highfield.
The school council organise competitions, plan our fundraising events, lead the work of anti-bullying and contribute to decision making within school. All our councillors take their job very seriously and set an example, investing their time to make our school better.
Our anti-bullying buddies were introduced by the school council this year during anti-bullying week. Their main role is to work with the staff in school to ensure play times are a happy time for every child at Highfield. Children interested in becoming a buddy applied for the role or were nominated by a friend in school. Selected pupils were then given training by the school councillors before working alongside staff on the yard.
School House Captains
Highfield House Captains are made up of representatives from each of the school Houses, these are Dawson, Swan, Doxford, Clanny and Hartley. The House Captains lead and motivate the children in their house to work hard as they act as good role models for all pupils.
The names of the Houses were chosen to celebrate our proud heritage on Wearside. We want our children to know their history , understand their heritage and contribute to a great future for themselves and our region.
Our Curriculum Aims
Our exciting, engaging curriculum aims to:
To achieve these aims, the curriculum is: