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02/02/23

A walk down a historical street helped Year 8 students to understand a bygone era. https://t.co/ajQpwxheSD

24/01/23

Keen bakers used their new-found skills to create treats for their friends and family. https://t.co/XtL7U6LUZV

18/01/23

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

12/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Learning Mentor - Welfare 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BcW6Wmx2hV

12/01/23

Students were celebrated at an event for winners of the Achievement Award. https://t.co/dUHI7yqaGn

03/01/23

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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/Hakvf22sZe

03/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/bJ4ZigKo47

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

16/12/22

The “invaluable” work of PTA has been praised for bringing opportunities and improvements to young people. https://t.co/VxeZJtsasX

28/11/22

There’s nothing like inviting children to fire a catapult to get their attention in lesson. All Year 7 students took a trip to Stansted Mountfitchet Castle. https://t.co/BmMW95FXlL

24/11/22

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, a Tea and Talk event was held at Forest Hall. https://t.co/vBzOzV1iHI

23/11/22

Students in Year 8, 10 and 11 led and supported more than 200 primary school children through a programme of physical activities. https://t.co/2GSUS0BBvR

02/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant and Exams Administrator 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/UcCAKw3tlG

02/11/22

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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/Cs7atpuQ1S

21/10/22

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

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14/10/22

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13/10/22

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12/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Supervisor 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Hakvf230OM

11/10/22

Cooking skills needed to achieve a qualification have been demonstrated to Year 11 GCSE food preparation and nutrition students by a professional https://t.co/s0DPiuQEWT

06/10/22

A new school timetable includes gardening, chess, film, reading and Lego. The new enrichment programme has been launched for students in Year 7 to 10 https://t.co/BVIM7ktVVj

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Determined students continue to study

Determined students continue to study

Posted: 7th July 2020

Determined young people have continued to study, despite completing their examination courses months ago.

Year 10 and 11 students at Forest Hall School saw their GCSE exams cancelled this summer due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

As a result, their grades were estimated by their teachers, based on their previous achievements and effort before the crisis.

But, some students have been so keen to continue learning, they have not only asked their teachers to set tasks, but signed up for extra qualifications.

Kayleigh Trainor, assistant head, said: “Lots of our students, despite being awarded grades, are continuing to work so hard.

“Our head girl Ellie Godfrey, who wants to study sociology at A-level, has still been asking for more work and essays to write, even though she has finished school. Owen Richards in Year 10 was due to sit Spanish and history GCSEs this summer, but has continued on with those courses. When I have spoken with his mum, she has said he is still working hard for exams he no longer has to sit. He is doing it because he wants to prove he is hardworking and he wants to continue with that mindset. They are just a couple of examples.

“It shows we do not just teach our students in preparation for exams; we teach them to be lifelong learners. We have developed students who are so passionate about learning and their futures.

“Teachers continue to set work, mark it and give feedback. It will help students long-term as they will have limited the amount of gaps they have in their knowledge as there was still some teaching time planned before the exams. It will have improved their knowledge around topics, improved their literacy and reading which we are passionate about at Forest Hall.”

Year 10 student Faye Andrews, who studied child development at school, has completed two additional online courses to gain extra qualifications during lockdown.

She is keen to become a social worker and hopes the extra work will make her a desirable candidate for future roles.

She has completed 150 hours of online learning for a Level 3 diploma during lockdown, earning a distinction alongside the English, maths and science work the school has set her. She has now started an online sociology course before studying it at school next year.

Mum Jo said: “Faye would have been sitting her child development exam this summer. She really enjoyed the subject and wanted to keep going. It has definitely kept her brain active.

“She has worked so hard. The school has been so encouraging and that has spurred Faye on, especially during this time. The online learning and everything else from Forest Hall have been amazing and kept the children engaged.”

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “I am thrilled to see our students continuing their learning throughout this period of partial closure. It shows exceptional initiative, commitment and dedication to their studies. A big well done to them all.”

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