Here at HIghfield Littleport our ethos is underpinned by our six key learning values.  Each area encompasses qualities we nurture and develop in our students on a daily basis. We started with five but the learners thought we needed to add kindness - so we did!

Click on each of the menus where you can see examples of what we want to develop and the work we have already done with our students.

All of these areas are encompassed in our PSHE teaching and daily approaches.  The teaching of PSHE and Citizenship ensures that the knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens (through the application of our learning values) are acquired and applied when developing skills of enquiry, communication, participation and responsible action. There are three core themes embedded in PSHE across ALL Key Stages and Learning Pathways at HIghfield Littleport Academy: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  Our learning values draw all of this together.  WIthin life after Highfield students will need to be able to both be independent and work with others hence developing our Independence and Team Work learning values.  Sometimes life can be tough so we feel that developing students resilience means they can not be afraid to try something new.  Being creative encourages students to problem solve and express themselves well in society.  The ability to think carefully is also a key skill for adult life.

As a school, academic studies are incredibly important to us, but what gest us really excited is when we see our learners achieving their academic potential because of the ongoing personal development through our learning values.  Through this we help them to develop emotional regulation, reflective practice, their understanding of the wider world and their own aspirations for the future.  Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) is central to everything we do at Highfield Littleport and is woven throughout our whole curriculum.

The overarching term PSHE includes Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) development - which also incorporates British Values, Preparation for Adulthood and Careers development.  Although most PSHE has been statutory in schools since September 2020 it is now a legal requirement as outlined under the 'Children and Social Work Act 2017', published by the Department for Education.  The requirement includes Relationships Education KS1-2; Relationships and Sex Education KS3-4; Health Education KS1-4.