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26/05/20

A BIG well done to Josh who has been working exceptionally hard at home. We love his FHS tree which he created for his art home learning. Please continue to send in your home learning stories. We love to share them and celebrate the successes of our students! https://t.co/I9hm6gpJcn

23/05/20

Included in the end of half term letter was information about the Student Executive Team (SET) applications. This year it is an online application. If your child is interested, please use this link - https://t.co/6USViztHGq

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22/05/20

Today’s information sheets on eating disorders, self harm and self esteem. As we come to the end of FHS Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to remind everyone that we are here for you. If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us. https://t.co/z0arSs4Z4b

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21/05/20

A very talented Grace showing us her textiles skills! Well done Grace. Keep up the exceptional home learning. https://t.co/qidtw0aZzi

21/05/20

Due to on going internet and phone issues with our provider we will be emailing our celebration assembly out tomorrow.

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21/05/20

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Magna Carta Primary Academy

Art work created by our key worker children today, using twigs they have been collecting since the provision began Seeing the acronym of the school name like this is a symbol of the strength of our school community. https://t.co/5C6WnlYkMX

21/05/20

We will miss them. It’s been great having them! https://t.co/IPSYhaMKOk

21/05/20

Please be aware that our phone and internet provider is having issues today. We have no phone line and internet access. If you have an emergency, please email Ms Jones - jonesh1.org.uk

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21/05/20

Today’s information sheet for Mental Health Awareness Week is on suicidal feelings. Please, remember we are here for you. However, if you want to talk to someone else, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day. Take care! https://t.co/LbRSKvJIwG

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20/05/20

Darcey has created some exceptional art work while learning at home. We are so proud of you Darcey! Keep up the great work. Well done! https://t.co/EyAUpI3Law

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20/05/20

Today is ‘National Thank a Teacher Day’. This week’s shout out is to Mr Kersey. Mr Kersey has been extremely active in supporting students at home with their learning. Thank you Mr Kersey - you are exceptional! https://t.co/bxFctgFlnd

20/05/20

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students check you’re emails for how you can or follow this link https://t.co/Xvev6hQdx7

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

20/05/20

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Impressionable Minds

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge . 1 in 4 suffer with their mental health each year in the UK. The lockdown will have increased anxiety amongst many. Here is a video of a young man I have been mentoring 💪https://t.co/gAhDnxN1qd

20/05/20

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Teaching School

Fantastic article in today’s about the work of Courageous Leaders https://t.co/L77TvXfnID

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20/05/20

As you are aware, FHS is promoting Mental Health Awareness Week. Today’s information sheet is on self-acceptance. If you want to talk to anyone, remember although you are not at school, we are still here for you! https://t.co/cegPWD3yuf

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19/05/20

As shared in the letter from Ms Jones, we are asking you to take part in the NHS embroidery challenge. Your design should be 25cm x 25cm & you can use the template. Mrs Gannon would like all sent/handed back into FHS so we can make a piece of art work with them. https://t.co/kQ3nDoZKZL

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19/05/20

Great to see some exceptional textiles work which has been completed by Kai! Well done! Keep sending in your home learning stories. We love to see them! https://t.co/Re2XVgJwwF

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19/05/20

Today’s mental health and wellbeing advice and guidance from FHS. Stay save and look after your wellbeing! https://t.co/08nia5FLOG

18/05/20

Staff at FHS have made a video on how they look after their mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/ir16hiu2UQ

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Expanded enrichment curriculum created

Expanded enrichment curriculum created

Posted: 12th May 2020

Young people will be given access to an expanded range of enrichment activities and careers opportunities when they return to school.

Teachers at Forest Hall School are working to develop their provision in both enrichment and careers for when the Coronavirus shutdown is lifted.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead, is putting together a programme of day trips, residential stays and enrichment clubs.

She said: “We want a really broad enrichment curriculum for our children. Maths is my first passion, but I love all sorts of education. Not all children can access everything and may not have many opportunities to experience these things at home. They may not be able to visit other parts of the country or to go to watch a show. So, it is our responsibility to provide those opportunities for them.

“Of course, we do not yet know when we will be returning to school and so we cannot make any bookings yet. But, we have plans in place ready to go when we do return.”

The school will launch new extra-curricular clubs to enable students to learn new skills, including sports, arts, games, computers and maths.

Trips will include rollerblading, climbing, concerts and travelling abroad.

Miss Power said: “We want to offer students as much as possible. We want every one of them to have something to look forward to.

“We will liaise with our student executive team to find out what other ideas they have and want to add on to the curriculum.

“I want our students to look back on their school days and think they were brilliant; that school was an enjoyable experience. There is a lot of emphasis on exams, which are of course important, but we want to offer a really rounded curriculum. They need to meet people from other places and gain those experiences for when they leave school. It will all help to give them the tools they need to tackle new things.

“They will be pushed out of their comfort zones and encouraged to try new things.”

Miss Power is working closely with Jonathan Moran, careers lead, who is spending time during the shutdown planning a new careers package for Year 7 and 8 students.

He said: “We are introducing a two-year careers curriculum, with timetabled lessons for Year 7 and 8 to study careers as a subject as a way of raising awareness at an earlier stage. Otherwise, many may not think about careers until they reach Year 10 or 11. The idea is to link their education and how it affects their careers in the future, raise awareness of what is out there and to introduce them to various career paths. It

enables us to establish long-term tracking of student aspirations and create personalised, realistic goals or steps to take them where they want to be career wise.

“Students do not always make that link between what they are learning in school and potential careers. If they want to be an engineer, for example, we will explain to them they need to focus on their maths in Year 8 to ensure they reach the appropriate levels by the end of their school years to reach that goal.

“We are enabling students to take responsibility for their own paths and helping them to set short-term and long-term goals. They will be able to focus on their own journeys and areas of development.

“We have already had lots of really good visits, trips and careers days, but this is going further to ensure the link is being made between education and careers.”

A careers and enrichment office is being opened with noticeboards giving students information.

 

Please note: the photo accompanying this article was taken prior to social distancing rules being implemented.

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