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Forest Hill School prides itself on the quality of pastoral support and guidance on offer. We work very hard to make sure that all available lines of communication are open so that it is easy for parents/carers to get in touch with us whenever they need to. Our fundamental belief is that the school and parents should work in partnership to ensure that students have the best possible educational experience.
Heads of Year
The Heads of Year are responsible for the academic progress, behaviour for learning, attendance and social and emotional wellbeing of all students in a year group.
Together the Head of Year team is responsible for ensuring consistently high expectations across all of our year groups so that respect, courtesy and scholastic excellence permeate all aspects of the school. Heads of Year lead a team of form tutors who have the day to day responsibility for delivering pastoral support to the boys. Please see Staff for details of current Heads of Year.
Forest Hill School has a strong House ethos of which we are very proud. Houses play a pivotal role in establishing the strong community identity and caring ethos that have been the hallmarks of our success over the years. Upon entry to the school, every student joins one of our four houses:
The House system creates a sense of community and any younger siblings starting at Forest Hill School will usually be placed in the same House as their older sibling. Houses play a central role in developing the school community, running fun and engaging events and competitions throughout the year. Each house is overseen by a Head of House. Please see Houses for further information and details of current Heads of Houses.
At Forest Hill School we place great emphasis on ensuring that our students are as well equipped as possible when they leave us. A key area for delivering this is through our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) provision.
PSHCE is delivered via tutor time, assemblies and drop-down days and covers topics such as sex and relationship education, drugs and health education and citizenship education.
Student Counselling Service
Forest Hill School offers a confidential counselling service to students who may have experienced difficulties or need to talk about their concerns in confidence. See Student Counsellor for further information.