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29/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for Science Technician 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/U5b9nhiKMC

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Art, Design and Technology Technician 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/ood3XiyI5s

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Music 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Z2FYtElJBn

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Learning Mentor 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/3vhMxN8iqj

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23/09/22

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📢SIXTH FORM INFORMATION MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Sir Frederick Gibberd College 🗓️Saturday 19th November ⏰10am - 12pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Form students and families to our school https://t.co/HHUbF6erdh

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22/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING TODAY 🏫Forest Hall School 🗓️Thursday 22nd September ⏰6pm - 9pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/iU9MR1Ro0H

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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02/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Forest Hall School 🗓️Thursday 22nd September ⏰6pm - 9pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/p5YErtwjvu

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25/08/22

“I am proud of my results. My teachers have been great and the school has been very good at supporting me.” Congratulations Jack! https://t.co/m17IZwB8IR https://t.co/BUrJiHFYsT

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25/08/22

“I am really excited about my grades.” Congratulations Oscar! https://t.co/m17IZwSbKR https://t.co/vm0aDavgDL

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25/08/22

“These excellent results represent many years of learning and hard work from our young people and the staff at Forest Hall School.” https://t.co/XdJnJepcsz https://t.co/9vMKnMKd7T

29/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Supervisor 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/w7Z359ksuK

29/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Manager 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/UYbKQSNdim

04/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Manager 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/0MfFeakqbx

15/06/22

Students marked Mental Health Awareness Week by taking part in activities including mindful art, chair yoga and meditation, majorettes, boxing and a wilderness walk. https://t.co/1OY8g9pvxU

15/06/22

Lessons outside of the classroom are once again back on the timetable. Students have been able to return to day trips and holidays with their classmates after pandemic restrictions put a stop to them. https://t.co/6PBH0a8H0M

06/06/22

Brave young people trekked through the forest to gain independence and resilience as Year 10 students completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award. https://t.co/YNct3dy4VU

23/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of ICT and Computer Science 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BU5Z9Tlg14

23/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/at1Kgk3oE7

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Children reach out via school website

Children reach out via school website

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Anxious children are being given a discreet way of reaching out when they are feeling vulnerable during lockdown.

The move is just one of the reasons Forest Hall School has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis.

Students who are learning from home can discreetly contact their headteacher or school pastoral team directly, simply by using a contact form added to the website.

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “The safeguarding contact form enables students to quietly contact me directly if they need to. The alert goes straight into our designated safeguard lead email accounts, so I can respond as necessary without them having to pick up the phone and make what could be a difficult phone call. We have had a few children reach out in this way.”

The school submitted evidence to show how it has been taking care of its community to secure the award.

She said: “Everything has had to change with regards to how we safeguard our children through the crisis. We have had to use our initiative to be able to continue to safeguard. We have done a lot to ensure we have kept safeguarding and thinking about the welfare of our children.

“Some of our children live in remote villages and can be the only young person in the neighbourhood, so it is vital they keep in touch with as us a school and that we check they are speaking with their friends while at home.

“We are focusing on anxiety, particularly around children worrying about Coronavirus, coming back to school and mixing with people again.”

The school had to give examples of the work it has done around safeguarding and the impact it has had –

  • every student has received a postcard from the school.
  • daily phone calls are being made to the most vulnerable and at-risk students.
  • all other students contacted by phone at least every two weeks to see how they are coping, whether they are exercising and keeping in contact with their friends. Ms Jones said: “That is not something we have had to do before as we usually see them every day. The children are loving it.”
  • the school took part in Mental Health Awareness Week as another way of focusing on mental wellbeing.

Ms Jones said: “We have had so many emails and cards coming into school thanking us for what we are doing. Parents have also bought gifts for the school and staff. They are really appreciative of all we do.

“The award is another way of recognising what we have done. It is important to acknowledge how we have thought outside the box.”

The wellbeing of staff is also a focus, with online yoga lessons on offer and postcards sent home to thank them for their work. They have also been offered counselling.

Erin O’Dell, designated safeguarding lead and acting associate head of school, said: “The students and families from our school and community have been really encouraging about the support that has been on offer during this uncertain time. The welfare team have worked tirelessly to support students who wish to discuss any worries and get support with any concerns they may have.

“I am really proud of everyone for this achievement.”

Paul Read, from The Safeguarding Alliance, said: “COVID -19 pandemic has placed schools under a huge amount of pressure to maintain education stability and wellbeing for pupils. Schools have had to adjust, be creative and use tremendous initiative to ensure that pupils are protected and safeguarding is given the highest priority.

“The Safeguarding Initiative Award has been designed to publicly recognise and highlight schools who have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding initiative during COVID-19 to keep children and young people safe.”

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