"The school has been a fantastic environment for my child. It has a family feel to it and you feel welcome and part of it. My child is stretched and I can see his progress. I like the way parents are encouraged and even taught, if necessary, about how to get the most out of their child."
Highfield Priory School believe that children are the most important people, and we endeavour to give all pupils lots of opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions, playing an active role in the decisions that affect their learning and well-being.
We have lots of ways that the children can do this formally, such as through the school council, pupil voice boxes in classrooms, pupil questionnaires and writing their own school newspaper in Year 6. However, we also want to create an ethos that allows the children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way. We are proud to have a dedicated period in the timetable for all classes, Well-Being Wednesday, that allows children to voice their worries/concerns and offer advice to their peers on a range of subjects and topics.
Our children are also passionate about self-reflection and learning from their own experiences. Highfield’s Heights is a unique approach to this and allow the children to record their achievements throughout their time at Highfield, recording their own unique journeys from Reception through to Year 6.
Our staff have all undertaken up to date training and are confident in supporting and helping our pupils, whatever their concern or worry may be. We have a dedicated well-being room which operates a drop-in service for children to meet our Mental Health First Aider.
Sharing our thoughts or worries and taking the time to reflect on our experiences, is one of the key foundations of our school. We are proud to talk and value all aspects of our pupil voice.