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SMSC & British Values at Highfield Primary

Schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, have a duty to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development (SMSC) of pupils at the school and of society. Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


At Highfield Primary School we take these values seriously and work to embed them across the curriculum and through visits and extra-curricular activities. At Highfield we value the 'whole child', their spirituality, physicality, background, roots and cultures. We constantly strive to provide rich, deep learning opportunities and to celebrate those things that are different between us and those things that bind us together. 


See below for just some of this in action! 


Our school councillors represent the views and concerns of their classmates at our school council. This years' councillors are...

Father John visits for one of his regular assemblies - this time we have been looking at peace and understanding in our communities.

KS2 was visited by two local veterans. They shared amazing stories of life at home and abroad in the past. The children had lots of questions about what school was like 70 years ago and what it was like to live during the war.

Highfield Primary School Remembers... 11th November 2015

An amazing 48 shoeboxes to be sent to children in a deprived town in Romania. As always our children were keen to reach out and help.

Highfield Primary School has achieved the prestigious award of Sainsbury Schools Games Gold award. It also has a Gateshead's Blazing the Trail Gold award. These awards focus not only on sporting achievements but the importance of respect, fair play and team work.




Weekly Breakfast Club - Simple changes to improve health - and have fun!

RE Week - learning about worship in different faiths. Each class visited a place of worship.

Celebrating different families - Stonewall Assembly