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11/12/18

Very proud of our students receiving these today! https://t.co/DOTm8tlYeq

01/12/18

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Amazing students always going over and beyond https://t.co/briaRrOI47

01/12/18

Very proud of our exceptional students who are giving up their Saturday morning to help in the community! They truly are exceptional! https://t.co/CbLj8BuAZT

01/12/18

I hope everyone is taking the time to complete the first task on our FHS advent calendar of kindness today! https://t.co/M73ooF8v0h

30/11/18

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WastepackGroup

Exciting projects coming up with 👏🏼 This week we completed a waste audit with their to see how well the students are using their bins and where improvements can be made https://t.co/UC3xQgovWG

28/11/18

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Exciting day at looking forward to getting back to to try out some new strategies https://t.co/3qKBTrD67h

27/11/18

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Dawn Clark

Received this yesterday very proud of my baby!! https://t.co/4IPQqc7vLX

27/11/18

A reminder that we finish at 12pm on Monday 3rd December for staff training. Buses and taxis have been notified.

20/11/18

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Teaching School

Thinking about trying ? ‘A Taste of Teaching’ is a series of open school events to inform and advise potential trainees https://t.co/gD8jLnlZSR

16/11/18

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Magna Carta Primary Academy

Susan Barker Essex County Council: Save Stansted Library! - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/q89buqdRK8 via We have signed this petition because libraries are the life blood of a community- or at least they should be.

13/11/18

A reminder there is a cake sale tomorrow as part of our anti-bullying activities. Students will need cash as we are raising money for anti-bullying charities. https://t.co/tqh6OhEK3z

13/11/18

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Emma Somerville Simply Signed BSL

Loved teaching to kids! They learnt so quick! https://t.co/XTZ3AOWQhL

13/11/18

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Herts & Essex School

Extra Sixth Form Open Evening from 4.30-6.00pm tonight. To attend please email staffjbr.herts.sch.uk. More info see https://t.co/LcYtF03CK6 https://t.co/LIqZKVdYR9

12/11/18

Odd sock day for anti-bullying week. Don’t be a bully - its not cool! Choose friendship and not hate! https://t.co/XGdJsQxqnB

12/11/18

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Miss Trainor 🌍

When year 11 have been working so hard they deserve rewards https://t.co/F01QJqiu8p

11/11/18

It was a honour to lay a wreath on behalf of the FHS school community today. https://t.co/AJPb3KDEc5

10/11/18

If you are interested in a career in teaching we have an information morning on 11th December 9.30am - 11.30am https://t.co/W7PCaXADVI

09/11/18

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This is the amazing charity we are proud to support. https://t.co/4QT8EZpSsk

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Posted: 28th September 2018

Young people are being trained as peer mentors to support each other through secondary school.

A group of 20 students at Forest Hall School have been appointed as mentors as part of the new Helping Hands scheme.

The mentors, from all year groups, spent a day training with Kidscape building on their understanding of low-level mental health and wellbeing issues, such as bullying, anxiety, friendship conflict and the impact they can have on young people.

They will wear badges and be available to their peers around school during morning registration, breaks and lunch each day.

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “As a school, we already have a support network in place for students, including tutor groups with mixed year groups where older students can help younger ones. We already have a very strong pastoral support network. Helping Hands is just another way to reach out to those who may need support and would prefer to speak to one of their peers in the first instance.

“Forest Hall is a family environment. Helping Hands strengthens our ethos of community, looking after each other and keeping each other safe. That’s really important.

“We are really excited to work with an external provider who carries out lots of work across the country on antibullying.”

More Helping Hands mentors will be trained, and receive certificates, later in the year as the scheme expands.

Ross Andrews, Year 11, said: “This has been an incredible experience; learning how to keep people safe. Everyone should have the chance to be happy and to enjoy school.

“It’s good to help younger people, to make them feel comfortable, encourage them to go to study clubs to get the best grades they can and to tell them that anything is possible.”

Adama Jobe, Year 11, said: “I want to do social work when I’m older, so this is good for me.”

Ashley Rolfe, of Kidscape, said: “During our Peer Mentoring programme, young people are trained to be effective peer mentors. Training has an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities, potential boundaries and useful communication techniques enabling young people to successfully support their peers of a similar age or younger.

We discuss the benefits of having peer mentors within a school setting, encouraging them to be proactive in their school.

“We also enable them to become active listeners. We use a combination of learning styles, from drama games, to written and verbal activities. The response from young people is always super positive.”

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