Forest gate community school 7

Parents Introduction

How we support our students

All of our staff are expected to challenge and support students to achieve their potential.  Identifying the individual needs of our students and providing them with the appropriate type and quality of support is therefore particularly important to us. In addition to our excellent in-class support, we have several programmes of academic and pastoral intervention, including subject-specific help during and after school hours, lunchtimes and Saturdays.

Students are also encouraged to take part in the wide range of extra-curricular activities that are available at the school.  Our new sports hall provides excellent facilities for our successful sports teams and clubs.  Music and Drama provide a range of performing opportunities as well as visits to concerts and plays.  Opportunities are available for educational visits to museums and other venues throughout the year.

Students also enjoy numerous day trips and residential visits abroad to develop their foreign language skills.  This enriches students’ learning and helps them to develop a wider range of skills.  In addition to the curriculum, provision is made for targeted study support for students including exam preparation for older students.

We have a strong pastoral structure and each year group has a Head of Learning and a student manager to help children to be safe and to achieve.