Welcome from the Heads

Hello, my name is Huw Bucknell and I am the Head of School here at Forest House Education Centre.

This means I lead the development of the teaching and learning and manage the centre on a daily basis. I have oversight of the curriculum and the assessment of our pupils, working closely with department leaders and teachers in the classroom. With the Executive Headteacher, Stephen, I evaluate our strengths, plan and implement developments for our provision. I also meet regularly with parents and governors to benchmark what we do, to ensure the best for each and every young person.

Hello! I am Stephen Hoult-Allen and I have the great pleasure in being the Executive Headteacher

of Forest House Education Centre, St Luke's School (Redbourn) and The Collett School (Hemel). My role, across three schools is about strategic leadership and ensuring high standards across the association.

Forest House Education Centre is unique as Hertfordshire's specialist school for young people with complex mental health issues. The adults working here are wholly dedicated and passionate about creating opportunities that support each young person to access learning and regain enthusiasm about their future and their abilities; building self-esteem through bespoke learning programmes to engage with. It is an uplifting experience to work with such creative and imaginative young people and a team that skilfully enables our young people to shine.