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22/06/19

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Today, I said see ya 👋🏽 to a wonderful bunch of year 11s https://t.co/nDlFLBUFTj

21/06/19

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Impressionable Minds

Thank you so much to all the staff at Forest Hall. Year 8 students were so engaged throughout. A credit to you all 👍🏼 https://t.co/nTRco9AHWZ

21/06/19

Today our Year 8 students had a day of workshops and activities focused on keeping safe. These included gangs, drugs, mindfulness, online safety and rail/road safety. Workshops provided by were great!

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21/06/19

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Impressionable Minds

Super excited to be delivering Gangs and Drugs workshops at tomorrow. Should be an awesome day 😉 https://t.co/nHpu2SfLjO

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21/06/19

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Our Stansted

Over the last 2 days we’ve welcomed over 100 students from our partner school . Year 11 students joined their mentors on a shadowing day and year 9 met engineers, a pilot, an X-ray technician and head of passenger services at the Aerozone. https://t.co/gEzjJHtIoe

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21/06/19

Even on a school trip to Mersea our Eco Ambassadors are busy collecting litter! Well done! https://t.co/gRwnnFruo0

21/06/19

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London Stansted Airport

You're very welcome, ! 😊✈

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20/06/19

Very proud of our Year 10 students working in the community today to improve it. Community matters! https://t.co/auSmLOJfBa

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20/06/19

A big thanks to for allowing us to visit as the last part of our airport monitoring! https://t.co/ZGWD3ztdzK

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20/06/19

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neil banks

Great to have students from as part of our mentoring program https://t.co/Tikq1jmDO4

20/06/19

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GROW@FHS

A final update - we did a second sale on Tuesday and raised our total to £91.93! Thanks to all the hungry and generous people at !

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18/06/19

A big thank you to the PTA for organising the Bag 2 School scheme. Thank you also to all those parents/carers and community members who donated clothing etc today. https://t.co/mwPds38P75

17/06/19

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GROW@FHS

This is hugely worrying for everyone but are doing our best to keep up with this in our area. https://t.co/eSGwE57Bnx

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17/06/19

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GROW@FHS

held a sale today and raised £75! Thanks for all your purchases and thanks to all the bakers! We will shift the last few cakes tomorrow lunchtime for 20p each! Our proceeds will go to the and our charity. https://t.co/JwQ6wV50cz

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15/06/19

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Literacy Trust

The Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize is looking for budding young writers! One lucky winner will have their story published in a Jacqueline Wilson book: https://t.co/PckyHq5fcx https://t.co/bynH8v0N1i

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14/06/19

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Uttlesford DC

UDC is proud to be flying the Rainbow Flag 🏳️‍🌈 at our London Road offices today ahead of Essex Pride on Saturday 15 June and in ongoing support of the LGBTQi+ communities. It's flying high despite the rain. 💦🌈 https://t.co/t6tqaF56Y3

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13/06/19

Top mathematicians had their knowledge extended with a trip to Bletchley Park. Students in Year 7 and 8 who excel in maths had a guided tour of Bletchley Park and heard about its history from WWII. https://t.co/pjhsFw3KcN https://t.co/8IpReGrj4f

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13/06/19

Forest Hall School has planted 160 trees as part of its eco work. The Eco Club teamed up with the Woodlands Trust for the project. https://t.co/vqD6d0euti https://t.co/GWMkCCdUu3

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06/06/19

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Kate Mallinder

Thank you to and for asking me to skype with some of your Year Sevens. They were fabulous; engaged, polite and with great questions. And their creative writing was outstanding! 🌟 https://t.co/yM6Avi2Vfc

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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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