Highfield is now working with Place2Be, the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional well being of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Our Place2Be School Project Manager is Becca Bomford, who works on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can contact her by telephone on those days, via the School Office, or face-to-face at the start or end of the school day.
How Place2Be helps pupils
Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. They can book to see the School Project Manager during their lunch time and attend on their own or with friends.
Place2Be also works with children individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.
There is a dedicated Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This helps children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.
Other support from Place2Be
Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff.
Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Becca Bomford, to find out more. You can also find out about Place2Be at: www.place2be.org.uk
Terrorist Activity in London
In recent months due to the ongoing terrorist activity in London, and across the country, we have had to cancel several school trips. These decisions are very difficult as we have to balance providing children with the brilliant educational experiences that our great city has to offer and our pupil’s and staff’s safety. We have therefore made the decision that if we are told the threat level is critical or imminent school trips into central London will be cancelled. We have to make the decision that gives some notice to staff and parents so there is the chance that the threat level may have been reduced by the time of the planned trip but we will keep to our original decision as people would have made plans accordingly.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support.
How Can Parents and Carers Help?
We are always keen to welcome parents and carers, wherever possible, into school life.
If you are interested in volunteering in school, please contact the school office or Mrs Collins and we will be pleased to discuss options with you.
Parents regularly help with a range of activities such as reading with children, helping out in class, participating in games, sewing, cooking, school outings, concerts and whole school events. In order to safeguard our children we do require all parent volunteers to be DBS checked, the school office can help you with this.
Communication with Parents and Carers
All staff at Highfield endeavour to establish good relationships with all parents and carers.
We have open evenings during the school year so that we can meet with parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress. Every child has invited along so that they are directly involved in reviewing progress in their learning and setting their own targets to work towards.
All children receive reports at the end of the school year.
If you have a concern with your child then please contact their class teacher to make an appointment to meet them.
You may also communicate with your child’s teacher through your child’s home school diary.
If you require some further support then please arrange to speak to the Phase Leader or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Teaching staff are usually available after school.