Hide Search Bar

Twitter Wall

@f_h_schoolclose
Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

10/10/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mind

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

Twitter Image

09/10/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

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

Twitter Image

08/10/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
SkyNews

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

Twitter Image

06/10/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

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

Twitter Image

25/09/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

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

Twitter Image

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

BMAT Logoclose

Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

Visit BMAT

Latest News

Previous Next Back to News
Year 7s welcomed with free book

Year 7s welcomed with free book

Posted: 22nd July 2020

Every Year 7 student joining in September is being gifted a reading book.

A dedicated transition lead has been appointed for the first time to help new starters to settle into Forest Hall School during the Coronavirus crisis.

With schools closed to the majority of students until after the summer break, the transition of Year 6 children into their first year at secondary has had to be adapted.

A raft of initiatives has been put into place to smooth the transition, including the choice of reading book being given to each child.

Those due to join Year 7 in September are already in regular contact with Forest Hall, thanks to a newly appointed transition lead.

Erin O’Dell, acting associate head of school, said: “This is the first time we have had a dedicated transition lead, which has meant we have been able to do more in terms of transition, despite the crisis.

“We would normally have had more opportunities to meet our new students and their parents face to face. But, as that is now allowed to happen right now, we are opening up communication in different ways.

“We have given students a reading book each as we believe reading is important and this is our way of showing our expectations from the very start.”

To ease transition, the school has also –

  • sent postcards to welcome students to the school
  • produced welcome packs for new starters, including a pencil set
  • sent a letter to students from head of school Hannah Jones
  • launched a weekly transition newsletter to keep families up to date with developments, give advice to parents on how best to prepare their children for the move, give guidance on uniform, outline term dates and the structure of the school day and share inspirational quotes
  • set up a dedicated email address giving parents of children with special educational needs direct access to extra support
  • sent letters from heads of houses to introduce them to students
  • set subject challenges in English, maths and science, as well as emotional wellbeing tasks

Miss O’Dell said: “We have a very inclusive environment and our ethos is about aspiring to be exceptional. We want our new cohort to feel welcome at Forest Hall School, from now and not just from the moment they walk through our doors. We want them to know that while they are leaving their primary schools, they are joining our family. We want them to feel that from the moment they receive their welcome letter.

“It is very daunting to go back to their own school under these circumstances, let alone going into a new school. That is why we are making sure it is a smooth and supportive process.

Previous Next Back to News
Website Design By Cleverbox