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18/11/2022 – Parent/Carer DDP Training

By |2022-11-21T11:48:03+00:00November 21st, 2022|

Dear Parent/Carer, At New Forest School we have adopted and been training our school staff in the use of Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) as a way of supporting our students. This is an ongoing process designed to eventually ensure all school staff have been trained to at least Level 1 standard with a number [...]

10/10/2022 – OFSTED Inspection Report

By |2022-10-17T12:40:37+00:00October 10th, 2022|

Dear Parents/Carers, I am delighted to inform you that I have received our latest OFSTED report and share the fact that New Forest School has been judged as outstanding in all areas. A copy of the report has been uploaded to the school website can can be viewed here: New Forest School OFSTED Report [...]

20/09/2022 – OFSTED Inspection Notification

By |2022-09-20T19:49:04+00:00September 20th, 2022|

Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to inform you that we have today been notified of an OFSTED inspection of New Forest School which will commence tomorrow, Wednesday 20th of September. The link below is to a letter from the Lead Inspector, Shazia Akram, to all parents/carers regarding the OFSTED inspection. OFSTED Letter To Parents [...]

13/09/2022 – Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

By |2022-09-13T15:26:35+00:00September 13th, 2022|

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it has been confirmed that the State Funeral will be held on Monday 19 September, and that this day will be a Bank Holiday. While the delivery of essential public services will continue during the period of National Mourning, including the Bank Holiday, [...]

7/7/2022 – Heatwave – PE Kit

By |2022-07-07T21:21:35+00:00July 7th, 2022|

Dear Parents/Carers, From tomorrow (Friday 8th July), through until the end of next week, we are set to experience very high temperatures and minimal cloud coverage. Therefore we will be relaxing our uniform policy and if students prefer to wear PE kit (trainers, black shorts and white t-shirts) rather than school uniform they can [...]

27/06/2022 – Governors Newsletter Issue 2

By |2022-06-27T07:27:56+00:00June 27th, 2022|

We are very pleased to provide a link to the second issue of 'Branching Out', our new Governors Newsletter. The newsletter is provides some updates on the work our Governors have been undertaking to support the school. Please click the link to view the newsletter in .pdf format. View Governors Newsletter [...]

24/3/2022 – New Multi-Sport Goals

By |2022-03-24T13:04:42+00:00March 24th, 2022|

As part of upgrading our outside play space at the Totton Site, we have had a set of multi-sport goals installed. These will allow students and staff to take part in a wider range of sport activities at break times as well as enhance our PE lesson delivery when classes are not accessing the [...]

1/3/2022 – New Counselling Room

By |2022-03-23T12:11:43+00:00March 23rd, 2022|

Over the half-term holiday our amazing maintenance team managed to build a new office and entrance area in our upstairs pastoral space. The office was created to provide our school counsellor with a dedicated space to work from and we are sure you will agree it is already looking fantastic and a welcoming space [...]

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