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23/10/20

Environmentally aware children are working to earn our school an accreditation from Keep Britain Tidy. https://t.co/jMW1YqFzxG https://t.co/pH3q08rgTH

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22/10/20

Children are getting a flavour of what life at secondary school is like – via the internet. Pupils keen to find out more about Forest Hall School are being given the chance to attend sample lessons in the virtual world. https://t.co/QboGMCs7bC https://t.co/uR4qWgylXA

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13/10/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! Due to popular demand we're running an additional Science session for Year 6 students. To register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/nk50YBdKUG

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10/10/20

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Today is . Do one thing today for better mental health, whether it’s reaching out for support, or helping someone else. Start here > https://t.co/beb1uVefty https://t.co/rhCWZiJWPw

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09/10/20

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Forest Hall School in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Subject Leader of English. For more information visit - https://t.co/8OdnV6jMr8 https://t.co/R3nfV57By4

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08/10/20

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Singer and ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association, Mollie King, shares advice for parents of dyslexic children, as many fear the challenges of a return to homeschooling. Watch more videos from Sky News here: https://t.co/ooQF4gIbfG https://t.co/wpyPDMR3lv

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06/10/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/yyC20xOlAN

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05/10/20

We're offering a limited amount of guided tours of the school on Saturday 17th and Monday 19th October. Tours are limited to 1 child & 1 parent/carer. To book please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/8xc0fUHt6N

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03/10/20

It was great meeting prospective parents/carers virtually this morning for our meet the Head and SENCO coffee morning. Due to popular demand we have organised more coffee mornings. Contact admissions.org.uk for more information. https://t.co/uYmoVhXfWi

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02/10/20

We are pleased to announce we have planned additional virtual coffee mornings for Year 6 parents/carers. Please contact admissions.org.uk to book your place! https://t.co/SyRf91ae6S

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30/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/2quuwzskEr

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29/09/20

TONIGHT! Year 6 Yoga Taster Session! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/kxhjkyHw3c

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29/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/cRuzHM9Z02

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28/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/AavUbBFY6z

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27/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGClhxZN https://t.co/wETZc8bvtc

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26/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/zZJamqvycz

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25/09/20

Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/ZEJsYYyLM6

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25/09/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Educational Welfare Officer based at designated academies across Essex. For more information visit -https://t.co/OdgRtVIcYA https://t.co/4PXjm8Pc3P

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20/09/20

*For Year 7 places - September 2021* To book a one to one virtual meeting with Ms Jones and Mr Johnston on Saturday 3rd or Saturday 17th October, please contact admissions.org.uk https://t.co/OIigCDlled

17/09/20

Looks great Mr Davis! https://t.co/nCL9ZPa6T1

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Determined students continue to study

Determined students continue to study

Posted: 22nd 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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