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19/03/19

Forest Hall School’s Got Talent is on Friday evening from 7pm! We really hope you can make it. 16 wonderful acts will be competing to win £100! Tickets can be purchased via Parent Pay or on the door on the night. Please support our students!

19/03/19

A reminder that we have an early finish on Thursday 21st March. Students will finish at 12pm to enable staff to complete cross trust training. All Acme buses and taxis have been notified.

19/03/19

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Mr. L. Davis

Forest Hall will always be an inclusive school, celebrating diversity and promoting tolerance of all differences - one day, those “differences” won’t be different. Share the love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 https://t.co/r3KWmov1oE

18/03/19

The creative writing of young people from Stansted has gone on display in an exhibition. The work of 13 Year 7, 8 and 10 students from Forest Hall School forms part of the Library At Night project at Harlow Library. https://t.co/E4i850bngq https://t.co/TTZ9tBSEgn

17/03/19

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Teaching School

Reminder of tomorrow’s Wellness at Work session from 4-5.30pm for all BMAT staff https://t.co/Sy91vmKv5L

09/03/19

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Mr. L. Davis

is in full swing here at . This display celebrating Women’s History Month is outside the library until the end of March. https://t.co/ykMwv0vjiN

08/03/19

World Book Day was another opportunity to promote a school as a reading community. Forest Hall School has adopted a culture of reading to encourage young people to find a love of literacy. https://t.co/8Gk9IHLfCP https://t.co/9nONDhVWMV

08/03/19

It’s today. Thank you to all those women who fought for equality! On Monday 11th March has organised a showing of Suffragette. Please feel free to come along! https://t.co/h3xJeUva20

07/03/19

Cooking club is back and the food looks very tasty!! https://t.co/JhietNedSu

07/03/19

Looking forward to celebrating at school! Students will be given a £1 book token. https://t.co/gfZhPl5fO3

07/03/19

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Kelly Clark

Crazy day ahead with lots of to visit and about for

06/03/19

Off out for a day in Aarhus today! First stop Moesgaard Museum and then the street food market and shopping! https://t.co/dc89KjtVMQ

28/02/19

Our exceptional students are ensuring we do our best to be an eco school! Very proud of their efforts!! https://t.co/uWuwnfX0Yt

26/02/19

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STN Airport College

YEAR 11 GIRLS! Finishing your and thinking about a career in ? This event is for you 👉🏼 https://t.co/rRYIBDU6HR https://t.co/PJgXWGoONg

25/02/19

Looking forward to seeing students back this morning. A reminder that there have been road works outside FHS with a three way traffic light. This has impacted the bus stops. Students using the 510 should ask the driver to drop them off for FHS as the bus stops are not in use.

23/02/19

Students and staff on the ski trip are due back between 2 and 3pm. Students will be asked to contact their parents/carers nearer the time in regards to collection from school. Please be aware that there are road works outside FHS with a three way traffic light system.

22/02/19

Everyone is safely on the bus and the return journey has started home! What a great ski trip. Can’t wait to hear the students tell their parents/carers all the stories!!

22/02/19

Lots of 100% attendance certificates ready to hand out next week! https://t.co/U0JoDTH3SM

19/02/19

A language barrier did not stop teenagers from developing friendships with Danish visitors. A group of eight Danish students from Sondervang Skolen, in Hammel, paired up with peers from Forest Hall School to experience life in England. Full story - https://t.co/XIQCf4D2ee

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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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