School celebrates lockdown achievementsPosted: 28th May 2020
FHS is celebrating all its students and teachers have achieved during the Coronavirus shutdown.
As with all schools in the country, Forest Hall School has been closed to the majority of students for two months.
Teachers and students had to quickly adapt to a new way of life, working from home and via online programmes.
But, while the shutdown has proven a challenge to all schools, Forest Hall is proud of what it has achieved.
Since schools closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Forest Hall has –
- moved to online learning to ensure students continue to make progress academically
- made more than 2,500 phone calls home. The welfare calls were to see how students are getting on at home and whether the school could help or support with anything
- organised Tesco food vouchers for more than 150 families
- posted more than 600 well done post cards and 25 Exceptional Home Learner awards
- provided more than 25 families with additional IT equipment for home and internet access to enable work to be completed
- posted work and reading books to more than 100 students each week who requested paper copies of work
- launched the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for 19 Year 9 and 10 students
- sent out seven Friday Family Challenges for families to test their knowledge together
- launched the NHS embroidery project
- created a video to support students with their mental wellbeing and health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week
- catered for up to 15 key worker and vulnerable children every day from both Forest Hall and Magna Carta Primary Academy.
- celebrated the end of the half term with an assembly via email to parents/carers
Head of school Hannah Jones said: “I am extremely proud of our staff, governors, parents/carers and students. Everyone has really stepped up to the challenge and is pushing themselves to be exceptional.
“I want to personally thank the staff for going above and beyond to support students with their home learning, offering students enrichment opportunities and by being there for students if they need support.
“Our students have been exceptional in adapting to this new way of life and by pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone. I am excited to see how students engage with the opportunities open to them after half term.”