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The 2023 issue of the Highgate Journal is available to read here.

Our lead feature explores the role of pupil voice, and the young people who help to unite the community and steer change in and around the school. Along with using pupil experiences to influence school culture, their active engagement develops a sense of belonging and responsibility.

Highgate’s award-winning Bystander Intervention course for sixth formers is entering its third year (p.22). Whilst the concept of intervention training is gathering more awareness at university and college level, it is still relatively uncommon in secondary schools. The theory empowers pupils to stand up for the wellbeing of others and step in safely to challenging situations.

Our Director of Pupil Wellbeing, Kemi Omijeh, talks about the national mental health crisis and how schools are the best place to address it. She explains how her team are working to embed mental health and wellbeing as part of the structure at Highgate.

Elsewhere there is news of our forthcoming building plans, the continuation of our female health initiative led by the Sport and Exercise team and feedback from Junior School families following the first year of our 7+ bursary programme. Our photo essay showcases a few of our talented pupils, a small sample of the many different qualities thriving in our school body.