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13/12/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
GROW@FHS

Needed: Transport for a Greenhouse Frame. We have been donated a greenhouse frame and are looking for someone who can transport it for us - only 1/4 or a mile from Crest Farm in to but too big to carry! Do you have a van or trailer and 30 minutes of time?

12/12/19

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Mr. L. Davis

The vote results are as follows: Brexit Party – 27 UKIP – 33 Liberal Democrats – 61 Green Party – 82 Conservative Party – 91 Labour Party - 117 There was no overall winner (no majority), so our election suggests there will be a hung parliament!

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12/12/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mr. L. Davis

I spy some keen voters at this morning's at - fantastic to see our students to engaged! https://t.co/I0DJHATOND

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12/12/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mr. L. Davis

Our team are ready to hand out ballot papers to students as they visit the 'polling station' at https://t.co/xcSEVEWjlt

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12/12/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mr. L. Davis

Our election team are busy at our “polling station” for the at - results to be announced between 3.00pm and 3.20pm. https://t.co/JEmIg9bXMW

06/12/19

Thank you for your hard work on the production!

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06/12/19

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Dan Ricketts

Bittersweet to reach the end of our run of at tonight. Been a blast with a very professional team of students back stage. https://t.co/A3i3w6snHC

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06/12/19

What a fantastic evening watching our exceptional students! A big thank you to all the staff who have worked extremely hard with our students and the outstanding band! Thanks to all the parents/carers and members of the community for coming along to support! https://t.co/db2BbrGT3D

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05/12/19

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GROW@FHS

The team have just about come down from their amazing win at the day with last week. Now we're looking forward to working with the and community to make it a reality! https://t.co/IEIXpBJok3

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05/12/19

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BMAT

Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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05/12/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mr. L. Davis

With one week to go until , students at are actively engaging in politics and learning about key parties and their manifesto this election. On Thursday 12th December students will invited to cast their own vote in our FHS Mock Election. https://t.co/5kXkXWjgay

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04/12/19

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Lovely surprise for our Julie from Chef at Novotel London Stansted this afternoon at our Annual Xmas Lunch - thank you very, very much! ❤️😋 Shared with Choir who popped in to sing a few Christmas songs. at its best! https://t.co/RGAhyg5vwM

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28/11/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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27/11/19

A big well done to our exceptional students in winning the HRS Hyde Hall competition!! https://t.co/PnhLbEhiSg

27/11/19

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SOLE_SaveOurLibrariesEssex

This needs to happen more in Public libraries are lifelong sources of information and education. https://t.co/ttNDJX7du3

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27/11/19

Schoolchildren are being taken on trips to the local library as part of a push on literacy. Year 7 and 8 students are taking part in the Book Worm Challenge. Every half-term, students are committing to reading at least four books. https://t.co/k0FS9t9l1G https://t.co/PjARMMLIYc

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25/11/19

Our School production of Sister Act is on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December. To purchase tickets please contact the Main Reception - 01279 813384 https://t.co/dAvlyVI7fZ

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22/11/19

The art of sign language is being learnt by young people keen to expand their skills. Students at Forest Hall School requested the opportunity to learn the communication skill. https://t.co/XyakYCxl92 https://t.co/rqcDDIZbE8

19/11/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Kelly Clark

A busy morning at client finding out their latest good and catching-up with lots of leaders

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19/11/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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British Values at FHS

Though it has acquired a greater urgency in recent months, the importance of schools espousing British values is not new

The 2008 National Curriculum includes the following statement:

The school curriculum should contribute to the development of pupils’ sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their lives.

The 2011 Teachers’ Standards state, as part of teachers’ personal and professional conduct:

Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

These values support the national Prevent Strategy, put before Parliament in 2011 by the Home Secretary as a response to radicalisation of British citizens.

The Prevent Strategy recognises the importance of schools in counter-terrorism activities. More recently, concerns about the inappropriate actions of some schools were highlighted in the Birmingham Trojan Horse case, where a number of OFSTED inspections revealed a failure to promote British values adequately in some schools, meaning that young people in them were vulnerable to radical and extremist ideas. Consequently, all schools need a clear statement of British values and how they are promoted through the school’s curriculum.

What is meant by “British Values”?

We believe that the following list exemplifies some of the values held dear by British citizens:

  • Democracy
  • Respect of the rule of law
  • Appreciation of the rights of other citizens
  • Individual liberty
  • The promotion of opportunities for all
  • Support for those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life-style
  • Religious tolerance and respect for cultural diversity
  • Treating others with fairness
  • Participation in community life
  • The contribution to, as well as the benefit from, cultural and economic resources

Although this list is not exhaustive, we believe it encapsulates the attitudes Forest Hall School values and seeks to inculcate in its young people.

How does Forest Hall School go about promoting these values?

At Forest Hall School we believe that our statement of vision and values, found on the school’s website, makes explicit our fundamental belief in many of these values. This statement is the foundation of all our work with our students. British values are embodied in the following more specific ways:

  • Our school’s motto is “BELIEF”. All students are regularly spoken to about the importance of these attributes for success in school. Explanations of each of the three points are provided visually all around the school for the benefit of our community and for visitors.
  • Students study RE and PSHCE (incorporating SMSC).
  • The RE and PSHE curriculum contains numerous elements which are directly applicable to promoting British values.
  • Students participate in Mock Elections to develop their understanding of democracy.
  • The school supports local, national and international charities. In 2016 more than £3500 was raised for The Smile of the Child Project.
  • The House system is a way of organising students in groups to ensure they are involved in every aspect of school life. The House system encourages active participation in the school community.
  • All students participate in additional Collapsed Timetable Days to further develop their life skills. These days relate to the below areas:

o    What does it mean to be British

o    Crime and the law

o    Local citizenship and the importance of voting in a democracy

o    Human rights and responsibilities

o    Extremism and terrorism

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