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15/09/21

Tonight! 🗓️ Come join us at our Open Evening from 6:30pm. We're looking forward to meeting our prospective families and welcoming you to Forest Hall School. Aspiring to Reach the Exceptional 🌟 https://t.co/2aotHKpN3B

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13/09/21

Not long now until our open evening! For Year 7 places in September 2022, join us on Wednesday 15th September from 6:30pm https://t.co/R4pI6iXuco

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06/09/21

Join us for our open evening! Wednesday 15th September from 6:30pm https://t.co/5nLjj7PEMa

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03/09/21

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It was great to see so many of our new students enjoying themselves, meeting their new friends and teachers at our summer schools in August ☀️🎵🏀 https://t.co/aCGQ29ZCSC

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13/08/21

“I can’t describe in words how I feel about my results. It has all been worth it.” https://t.co/9p1p1jSgPt https://t.co/7Bbx9LgO5T

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12/08/21

"Year 11 students have really proved themselves to be resilient learners, striving to reach the exceptional." https://t.co/2jWWPlcMjo https://t.co/3rvzJR7hUc

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20/07/21

An element of fun was added to the traditional sports day to ensure every young person – and adult - enjoyed getting involved. https://t.co/rK8aXZW9k2 https://t.co/BFBUxA7QVr

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20/07/21

Young people stepped away from their traditional school day to focus on their emotions and tackling the challenges life may bring their way. https://t.co/8j2J907abs https://t.co/AI5GKKMohA

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19/07/21

Cooking lessons came to life when a fishmonger gave a demonstration to budding chefs. 🐟 Year 10 GCSE food students from Forest Hall School took part in a masterclass on how to fillet fish. https://t.co/AFY39BEGqY https://t.co/XZh14XQajv

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12/07/21

Young members of the LGBTQ+ community were able to express themselves among their school peers with time devoted to diversity. 🏳️‍🌈 Forest Hall School acknowledged Diversity Week with a programme of activities to bring about conversation. https://t.co/fbBM1BEBoJ https://t.co/CF9MBOvVMy

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08/07/21

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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/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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Did you attend our PSHE day today at Forest Hall School? 😃Check out our competition here to win! https://t.co/bJ9swi4dEZ https://t.co/LLdC5iqN4x

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01/07/21

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We’ve delivered gangs, mental health and drug awareness workshops today at today. Thank you to the Year 9s and the teachers who clearly care about their students and their wellbeing 👍🏼😄 https://t.co/F06KVCF5fd

01/07/21

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Today we've been at talking to Year 10 about Coercive Control and healthy relationships!

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14/06/21

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WE'RE HIRING! 🎉 Forest Hall School in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEND Specialist Teacher. For more information visit https://t.co/lzZ9TYLu7q https://t.co/nZfHWNici9

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11/06/21

Young people have been given a raft of tools to help them to take care of their mental health. FHS marked Mental Health Awareness Week with a programme of activities, including wilderness walks, mindfulness colouring, meditation and a tea and talk session. https://t.co/mEFeZXKzRs https://t.co/cw9cVbzKWC

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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11/05/21

Been a great start to our Mental Health Awareness Week. Can’t wait for our Wellbeing Wednesday tomorrow. Please remember that students in Years 7 to 9 need to wear their FHS PE kit tomorrow. https://t.co/mj1gGNj5CZ

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29/04/21

Thank you to for the webinar on peer on peer abuse! https://t.co/78xIPYPGxA

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29/04/21

Environmentally aware children devoted their time in lockdown to earning our school an accreditation. Eco-Schools encourages children to drive change & improve their environmental awareness by taking on tasks for the international Eco-Schools Green Flag. https://t.co/l1QejHICUH https://t.co/eJPUfBxU4H

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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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