Student Voice is an important part of Highgate Wood School. We have an active School Council, whereby, elected students represent the views of the student body. Representatives meet with members of the School’s Leadership Team and the school’s Governing Body to raise issues and voice their opinions. The principle of democracy is explored in History and ECS as well as within the PHSE\Citizenship curriculum. Highgate Wood School is proud of its record of success with Model United Nations and hosts the North London Model UN Conference.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, school, country or international convention are reinforced through school practice and procedures as well as school events. We run assemblies to highlight the importance of agreed rules, practices and behaviours, as well as to highlight the tragedies that occur when the ordinary rule of law breaks down, at a local level with the stories behind the Haringey Riots, or the international level with the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Students are actively encouraged to make independent, informed choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school, we provide boundaries for students to make choices safely. Through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. We encourage students to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about applying these safely, for example, through our exploration of E-Safety in Computer Science.
We welcome visitors to the school who can provide insights and understanding about the wider world. Still, we also operate a strict policy to ensure that no extreme or prejudicial views are unchallenged or otherwise promoted.