At FGCS, we want our pupils to Fly, Grow, Connect and Strive. We want our pupils to leave FGCS having made exceptional academic progress and achieved great qualifications.
In addition, we also want our pupils to leave as well-rounded individuals. Three ways we aim to achieve this is by encouraging our pupils to engage with the Big Question of the Week, participate in the Master Mission and attend School Clubs.
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Social Cultural Experience
CE stands for 'Social and Cultural Experience' and is a new initiative which has been introduced to Forest Gate Community School. It will be taught at the end of the day on a Wednesday or Thursday as part of the assembly and will last for approximately 15 minutes. We want to develop a fascination for the subject and to broaden out our students’ experience on these following subjects:
Students listen to weekly mini lectures across a series of fascinating topics relating to the 'broader curriculum' of the aforementioned subjects. There is an opportunity for students to complete a ' Cultural Challenge' at the end of each talk which can contribute to merits, golden tickets and certificates.
Please visit the following links to view our Golden Ticket website and video:
Every two weeks, pupils are posed a different ‘Big Question’ which aims to develop their social, moral, spiritual, cultural, physical, and political awareness, alongside promoting oracy, reinforcing British Values and encouraging their curiosity about the world around them. The Big Question foci are drawn from across all curriculum subjects and with the sole purpose of getting our pupils to read about, reflect upon and engage in debate about the wide-ranging topical Big Questions.
The weekly assembly focuses on the ‘Big Question’. These assemblies are designed to make pupils aware of the varied opportunities available to them in school that week, and are designed to allow pupils to fully appreciate and grapple with the Big Question. Assemblies are also used as an opportunity to celebrate the pupils' achievements, highlighting the form with the best attendance, the DPR champion of the week and the form with the most merits. There are also suggestions for enrichment activities that pupils can complete in their own time outside of school, with parents and carers. It is a great opportunity to get the whole family involved in pondering over the Big Question!