Category: School Life Blog

Mrs Portnell is very proud of one of her Year 11 students right now – a young man ‘beasting’ his Maths and getting Grade 5s… This is a Highfields shout out to you D!

In more ordinary times, Highfields staff and students spend a lot of time working with local community groups – not least our local care homes, where the young and old always seem to have an immediate rapport. This year we …

We will remember them… Read More »

For young people attending Highfields, it is stating the obvious to say they do not always like school. For some of our young people, they can find themselves on a ‘bad roll’. By this we mean finding themselves in conflict …

Bad days and good days… Read More »

As part of the thematic approach in KS3, each half-term follows a topic which they complete various learning projects around – as outlined here: http://www.hip.stockport.sch.uk/ks3/ We posted not long ago (here) to share some of the work being undertaken in …

More on volcanoes in KS3… Read More »

Many of our students in Year 10 and Year 11 undertake work-related learning – in line with some of the ideas they have about what they want to do when they leave school. Mrs Hague undertakes much of this work, …

Preparing for post-16… Read More »

Back when most of our teachers were in Year 10, the only footprints they had to worry about was those left on their parent’s new carpet! Not anymore… Students in Year 10 ICT have been looking at digital footprints and …

Digital footprints… Read More »

No, we are not talking about the staff or students! In our Key Stage 3 area (Year 7 to Year 9), our theme this half-term is volcanoes. Below is a snapshot of the ace work being produced by students – …

Watch out – there are volcanoes in KS3… Read More »

This week saw two new arrivals at Highfields –  Ginger and Biscuit, our new guinea pigs. They will be staying with the KS3 team and students over the coming year – providing moments of calm for students (and staff) alongside …

Guinea Pigs in Key Stage 3 Read More »

To encourage punctuality and attendance, the Pastoral Team are running a Forest School Breakfast Club every Friday from 9am until 9.50am. KS4 students who arrive at this time can have a breakfast cooked on our Swedish Torch Log…

At Highfields we run a regular Student Voice Group. This functions more or less like a student council and allows students to have their say on school life. Having listened to students, we changed our logo back in January 2019. …

What’s so special about a birch tree? Read More »