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15/08/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Mr. L. Davis

As the new term approaches, teachers in the area should take a look at - they offer FREE homelessness workshops to schools and a whole range of other fun, interactive and informative sessions which students find really engaging. Highly recommended. https://t.co/8vOxKy5iTY

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15/08/19

Good luck to all those students collecting their A Level results today. This time next week it is GCSE results day. Fingers crossed for all students! https://t.co/zkqtC8elrC

15/08/19

The start of the Autumn term is Wednesday 4th September at 8.45am. Students will be given their timetable & planner on this day. Students in Year 7 will be involved in an anti-bullying/friendship activities all day. Students in Year 8 to 11 will have normal lessons on this day.

15/08/19

A reminder that GCSE results day is Thursday 22nd August. Students in Year 11 are invited in at 9am to collect their results and students in Year 9 and 10 are invited in at 10am. Please be aware that students and parents/carers will need to enter school via the library entrance.

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30/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Epping St John’s Sixth Form

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 - Our 6th Form space is currently undergoing a full refurb ready for September - to find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/SSyhHVkvzN and click on Sixth Form. https://t.co/JoZpIiB7SL

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21/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Magna Carta Primary Academy

Our defibrillator has been installed & registered. It's outside the entrance & is for use by anyone who needs it. Info' about how to open the cabinet outside school hours is on the outside.Thanks to those who donated money to pay for the cabinet and fitting. https://t.co/H0GVUKeDlY

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19/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
WastepackGroup

Read more about our continued work with , and , on today: https://t.co/zA4MacXtF1 https://t.co/DFx55VPTMF

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19/07/19

Brave young people faced their fears and rose to the challenges a school holiday gave them. Year 7 and 8 students from Forest Hall School spent three days at Essex Outdoors Mersea. https://t.co/mMzRZQ04cU https://t.co/mYmKc9eLkR

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16/07/19

A night of swing incorporated a mix of student performances and music by the Blue Skies Big Band. The audience enjoyed an opportunity for a dance during the show at Forest Hall School. https://t.co/JjHwmgJ939 https://t.co/NNsjCU8iDQ

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15/07/19

Even time for waffles and ice cream tonight! Last full day tomorrow, looking forward to the Greek night in Roda with the children from the orphanage! Greek dancing, plate smashing and lots of Greek food! https://t.co/vEeCrR8X7E

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15/07/19

Hard-hitting warnings and advice were given to help young people to keep safe and well in a variety of scenarios. Year 8 students at Forest Hall School spent a whole day off of the usual timetable to focus on their physical and mental health and wellbeing. https://t.co/aJWvFt2EKo https://t.co/VJ42uvGZZA

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15/07/19

History came to life when students took a visit to the Imperial War Museum . The trip to Duxford enabled Year 8 students from Forest Hall School to get a better understanding of WWI and WWII. https://t.co/pa1vP6RJxc https://t.co/0oxu6zeTcj

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14/07/19

The day after the brief storm last night....At the water park and ready for the slides. Looks like the children from the orphanage are ready to go! https://t.co/RgpRMTwMfI

14/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Aspire

Please share this. This needs to be praised. We are all so quick to hear about negativity so let’s celebrate the good things. https://t.co/QVs2ELwFos

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13/07/19

After a day on the beach with the children from the orphanage, we have made our way to Corfu Town for dinner and shopping! https://t.co/uJmEF9gKWV

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12/07/19

Arrived at the orphanage to see the children....more updates to follow. https://t.co/Vj9xpKptta

11/07/19

A reminder that tomorrow (Friday 12th July) is a non-uniform day for students and staff. Money raised will go to the Eagle House charity - CLIC Sargent. Please ensure that payment is made via ParentPay.

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11/07/19

Students off to Corfu to visit the Smile of the Child orphanage. Have a great time! https://t.co/KYvb3YJxpw

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11/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
BMAT

VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

10/07/19

Forest Hall School Retweeted
GROW@FHS

We are on the hunt for a disused green house (not the glass just the frame) so that we can build our plastic bottle greenhouse on the allotment . If you have one you'd like to donate we'd love to have it! please RT

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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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