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Community Links

Pre-School Providers

Forest View has developed a number of strong links with local pre-school providers with the aim of improving the transition from pre-school to school for children.

Children from many pre-school settings in the town attend Forest School style sessions on the Forest View site. These sessions are run by Forest View staff and are supported by staff from the various pre-school settings.

Forest View also works closely with Hilltop Children’s Centre which is within the school site. Children from all pre-school settings in the town are invited to the school for transition sessions. This enables children to more confidently attend the school in September.

So far we have welcomed children from St. Johns Playgroup, Bo-Peeps and Lunaland and hope to strengthen links with other settings in the near future.

 

Primary Schools

Forest View works with a number of primary schools within the Forest of Dean and beyond. The school is a member of the West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership (WGSP) which provides local training for school staff and is a forum through which schools can provide support to each other.

Forest View has worked with a number of local schools to help improve outcomes for children. This has included moderating pupils work across schools (including secondary schools), setting up and running SENCO cluster meetings, setting up and running senior leader cluster meetings, providing training for staff from other schools and providing staff with opportunities to share their excellent practice with staff from other schools.

We frequently send our staff to different schools and meetings around the country in order to develop and share best practice between schools. We have recently had staff working as far south as Yeovil and as far east as London.

 

Secondary Schools

Forest View works alongside local Secondary Schools to improve outcomes for pupils and to ease transition from year 6 to year 7.

Children from all year groups at Forest View go to Super Learning Days at Forest E-Act Academy where they participate in a full day’s activities. These sessions are led by Forest Academy staff and are supported by Forest View staff.

Pupils also go to Forest E-Act Academy for weekly lessons which can include French and Cookery etc. These lessons complement the Forest View curriculum and are run over a termly programme.

Staff from Forest View also work with their colleagues from the Forest Academy and from Dean Magna. Forest View staff have supported staff from both settings to improve their knowledge and teaching of phonics. Staff from the secondary school settings have also worked with our subject leaders to improve their curriculum areas.

 

PE and School Sport Cluster

Forest View has used Sports Premium money to help fund a local partnership of schools. As a result of this partnership we have become a member of the Youth Sport Trust which provides us with a number of professional courses to help improve PE teaching at the school.

The newly formed Forest of Dean PE and School Sport Cluster meet regularly to share best practice and to develop the teaching of PE within the local area. The cluster is currently run by a colleague from one of our local secondary schools – Dene Magna.

As a member of the School Sport Trust the school is working towards the PE Quality Mark and also the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark.

 

Cinderford Swimming Club

Forest View children are frequently involved with the local swimming club and many child participate in national events with them. Through their involvement with the swimming club some of our past pupils are even competing at a national level and working with Olympic swimming coaches!

Many of the club swimming coaches run our swimming lessons at the local pool. The club is aimed at children who have achieved a stage 5 in swimming and above.

For more information about the club click here.