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As part of World Book Day 2021, Key Stage 4 staff have selected and had made as permanent installations a number of powerful extracts – taking in poetry, speeches, autobiography, journal entries and even a bit of Shakespeare… The intention …

World Book Day 2021 #powerinwords Read More »

This week Mr Pretsell has made good use of the warmer, dryer weather to get students out in the KS3 Blackberry Garden. Students have been working hard to dig out an area for a campfire and create some fixed wooden …

Introducing Mr Pretsell’s Land Army… Read More »

Some of our staff have decided to take GCSEs / courses in subjects they naturally do not feel comfortable with – in part as a way of understanding the experiences of our students. Mrs Carley, our long-standing Maths teacher, writes… …

Stepping out of our comfort zones… students and staff alike… Read More »

Our students and staff, as part of the ‘microbubbles’ plan, are spending each day in one specific classroom – which obviously comes with one set of windows and one viewpoint. Whilst this might seem duller, because of the reduced variety …

Spring is on its way… Read More »

As many of you will have seen in the news, there has been quite a sudden government announcement that schools will be asked to close – or at the very least restrict their numbers – for the coming weeks and …

Changes to school for forthcoming term… Read More »

Today marks the end of a busy term – and a strange, often difficult, calendar year.  Around the school, our staff and students have worked to make the place feel festive ahead of our end-of-term Christmas lunch. We have also …

Happy Christmas & New Year from everyone at Highfields… Read More »

Mr Hevingham, our PE teacher and much-celebrated semi-pro footballer, is also our teacher leading on Mentally Healthy Schools. Mr Hevingham has  recently been working with our students looking at factors involved in mental health. We are not just talking about …

Mentally Healthy Schools Champions at Highfields Read More »

Mr Spurrier writes… The first month for our new subject Horticulture has been a fun, successful and enlightening period of time. We have started to clear the garden for planting and clear the paths for ease of access. On the …

Horticulture – one month in… Read More »

Many students find it hard to get up on stage and perform. Miss Crawford has a variety of ways of bringing students to this point. One way is to create miniature stages with figurines used to act out. The cardboard …

Performing arts in miniature… Read More »

The Christmas holidays are coming up soon and we know this year has been the toughest of years for many of our families. Highfields would like to thank The Wellspring, Friends of Highfields and staff for helping organise Christmas food …

Getting ready for Christmas… Read More »