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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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Aspire gr ltd

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

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About our School

Forest Hall School is a relatively small secondary school with a strong sense of community. Irrespective of our size we are still able to offer a wide range of courses, activities and experiences for individual students, and as a result, we are able to respond to the pace and direction of individual development. We recognise that our large and active community requires a high degree of organisation to enable us to achieve our aims.

Before children come to Forest Hall School, they are allocated a form group which is within a House. This is very carefully done to ensure that each group is properly balanced. Each form group has its fair share from each primary school, of academic children, quiet children, sporty children and Performing Arts children, etc. We try to keep members of a family in one House unless we are specifically requested to separate them. We require all of our students and parents to read and sign the Forest Hall School partnership document as part of the induction programme. Forest Hall School has been built on the House system. We believe that it helps all students to feel that they ‘belong’, and that they are a valuable and valued member of a group. We feel that when students are secure and happy, they have the best chance of reaching their full potential.

Three members of staff have particular responsibility for each student:

  • The first of these are the Form Tutors who meet with their groups daily and who often remains with the same group as long as they are at Forest Hall. Although Form Tutors mark the register, they have many more important functions. They help and guide their students and generally look after them. They help to sort out any problems that a student may have, especially at the start of Year 7 when there are the usual little worries. The Form Tutor is the main link between home and school and keeps parents informed of academic progress. Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the Form Tutor whenever they wish to query anything or discuss any concerns that they might have.
  • The Head of House has responsibility for all the tutor groups within the House and is responsible for overseeing learning, care and the discipline of students in the House.
  • A member of SLT works closely with the Head of House and can help you should the Head of House be unavailable. The Head of House and Form Tutors work closely together to make the student’s path through secondary school as successful and as happy as possible.

Above all we believe that a student’s success grows out of this close and personal home/school relationship. The Houses are the responsibility of the Heads of House and have elected student representatives. Many extra-curricular activities such as competitions, sport and charity work are organised in the Houses.

Every young person will be supported and challenged to reach their full potential. Our high expectations for students’ is evident in an upward trend in examination results. Since 2015, Forest Hall School has exceeded national averages and standards at GCSE level.

Through our extensive curriculum provision, enrichment experiences and school ethos we ensure that students develop not only their academic ability but also their social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness.

Forest Hall School is a caring and inclusive community and we work hard to ensure that all pupils are safe, healthy and achieving. We are proud of our wide-ranging partnerships with charities and organisations such as Hope Not Hate, Samaritans, Children’s Society and Essex Young Service to support our students’ mental health and wellbeing.

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