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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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Year 7s welcomed with free book

Year 7s welcomed with free book

Posted: 17th 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.

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