Getting Out There!

Outreach is at the very heart of what we do here at Forest School. Philanthropy, support, and a sense of community is embedded in the founding ethos of the School, and continues to grow every day.

We are really proud of the impact we have and have recently forged two new connections. Jeff Kayne, Director of Pupil Welfare, has been working with Aldersbrook Primary School throughout the pandemic to discuss mental health and earliest intervention. We are now delighted to be offering direct support for the provision of mental health at Aldersbrook, which includes access to support for pupils, their families and staff. This pastoral partnership is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our expertise and to learn from the dedicated and hardworking professionals at Aldersbrook. We are very confident that this partnership will be of significant benefit to both schools and we look forward to developing this relationship

On the subject of developing relationships, Forest and George Mitchell School, Leyton, have been working together closely this term. Harriet Dyke, Head of Middle School, and Kate Spencer Ellis, Head of Sixth Form, offered an afternoon of interviews with George Mitchell pupils who were applying elsewhere for 6th Form. Many of these pupils had not had any practice before, and this was a chance for them to be put through their paces by members of our Leadership Team. Following on from this, on Monday 6th December, Forest is sending a group of teachers to Leyton to run A Level taster lessons for their Y11 pupils as there is no 6th form at the school. This will help their pupils decide what their pathway might be and give them an idea of what it is like to study subjects at a higher level. Here’s to yet another strong partnership!