Forest Way School

About Us

Headteacher

On behalf of the staff, students and governors I would like to welcome you to Forest Way School. I hope that this website will begin to help you see what our wonderful school can offer your family.

I feel very privileged to be introducing myself as the new Headteacher. I have worked here for over ten years, three years of which I spent as Deputy Headteacher. The positive, warm atmosphere and constant drive for improvement at Forest Way makes it a very special place.

Your child will be placed at the heart of everything we do. Our team of staff are skilled, hardworking and committed to developing all of your child, not just academic ability. We recognise that success for every child will be different and we celebrate this in numerous ways. Achievement and good behaviour are encouraged using a positive approach.


We know how valuable each day at school is, so we want all of our students to be happy, safe and to access an exciting, broad curriculum. Some of our most recent developments include extending the Post 16 provision through the use of the Croft bungalow, expansion of our after school clubs and investment in Forest Schools training for staff. We aim to extend opportunities outside of school in sport, dance and drama, for those students that it is appropriate for. Last year we travelled to Burnley and Coventry to compete in National Disability Athletics Championships and our dance group performed twice at the Curve. We also have links with mainstream schools.

We have a stunning building that we moved into in 2009. It won the TES New Building Award (2009) and we pride ourselves in the facilities that include specialist sensory rooms, a pool, life skills flat, The Croft bungalow as well as Art, Drama/Music, and Food Technology rooms. We also have 2 classrooms based at King Edward VII Upper School.

We aim to work closely with families, you are welcome to come into school at any time to discuss any issues. You know your child best and we believe that working together is the best way. Home school diaries, home visits and social events are all part of this partnership.

In May 2016 we had our third, consecutive Outstanding Ofsted inspection which highly commended the work that we do.

If there is anything else you need to know then please contact us.

We love our school and we hope that you will too.

Gail Seaton - Headteacher

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School Council

We have a voice in everything that happens at school and we decide what we want to talk about.

School Council

We, the student councillors are chosen by our class mates to represent them at meetings held each week. There is a student councillor for each class in the school and we wear special badges.

We have a ‘roving’ chair as so many of us want to be in charge! This means that the person in charge each week selects the person in charge for next week.

We have developed skills in keeping control of meetings and allowing everyone a turn to speak. This year they have discussed issues such as the playground, toys and equipment in school and how pupils should behave around school. Individual members are selected to undertake different tasks each week.


Forest Way School Governing Body

JoAnne Rees - Chairman Community Governor
Rosemary Baker - Vice Chairman Community Governor
Kevin Riley Community Governor
James Shanley Community Governor
Mark Snow Community Governor
Lesley Trivett Co-Opted Governor
Laura Browne Parent Governor
Julie Watkinson Parent Governor
Gail Seaton Headteacher
Kim Booth Staff Governor
Rebecca Hayes Staff Governor
Deborah Wood Clerk to Governors
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