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22/03/19

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22/03/19

Retweeted From Oxford Science

The shortlist for the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award has been announced https://t.co/UXCefKiPFF We're very proud to sponsor this award which celebrates the nation's most inspiring biology teachers

22/03/19

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Teacher of Geography required for September. The School is conveniently located within easy reach of Sutton, Croydon and south London, with excellent road networks. Click below to apply or email hr.co.uk to arrange a visit. https://t.co/vQ7aZs5zbj https://t.co/2f2AtbFzs4

20/03/19

Vacancy - Minibus Driver https://t.co/A8STeEYjRy

20/03/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Have you heard? has joined . A new way of approaching parental engagement after we listened to what parents had to say about better communication. Sign up, give it a try and share with your friends. https://t.co/E8raiLZMFQ

19/03/19

Last day in Dorset. Final view questionnaires in Swanage, followed by a walk to Old Harry’s Rocks https://t.co/8FGjsKFgcc

18/03/19

A quick break in Weymouth inbetween asking questionnaires to assess the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. https://t.co/GYp4FBSdQv

18/03/19

A morning of ‘awe and wander’ with the A-Level Geographers. Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole, the Lulworth Crumple and Durdle Door

18/03/19

A morning of ‘awe and wander’ with the A-Level Geographers. Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole, the Lulworth Crumple and Durdle Door https://t.co/VdEvNRfwJv

18/03/19

Geographers work hard, play hard! https://t.co/ypDHbfnvxm

17/03/19

200 questionnaires, 30 interviews, 90 EQIs, 6 beach profiles, 10 groyne measurements, 3 noise readings, 2 shop surveys, 30 sets of sediment analysis, 6 wave analyses, 5 locations and 1 hail storm. All in a... https://t.co/IozTHzGnGH

17/03/19

Day 3 of A-Level fieldwork sees the students collecting their own data for NEAs with a human theme. First stops have been Crossways and Dorchester to examine the growth of clone towns in Dorset and compare... https://t.co/kTdgKptzIf

16/03/19

Sand dune succession completed Well done boys on a successful day’s data collection 😜 https://t.co/KLSvBWRmFM

16/03/19

Sand dune succession completed Well done boys on a successful day’s data collection 😜

16/03/19

A morning collecting data on Swanage Beach and a battle against the wind and rain! What types of methods could we use to analyse coastal processes? https://t.co/Sr5fr9kQod

16/03/19

A morning collecting data on Swanage Beach and a battle against the wind and rain! What types of methods could we use to analyse coastal processes?

16/03/19

Lost a few fieldwork booklets to the 60mph winds, but just about managing to complete a field sketch in Swanage Bay https://t.co/gPEA7QlHc2

16/03/19

Retweeted From Sara Louise Baldwin

Get annotating and tell all year 11 (and 10) students about this thread! Excellent revision and conversation starters for lessons 👏🏻🙌 https://t.co/MmYyrQXNKu

15/03/19

We love staying at not just because of the amazing staff who work here, but because they think of everything! 👍#beacongeography https://t.co/hfQKB4wkXd

Posted on: 28/04/2017

Inspiration from The City at The Beacon School

The Beacon School Sixth Form and Year 10 students were honoured to have the opportunity to listen to guest ‘Speakers for Schools’ speaker Bill Smith.

Bill is Group Chief Executive of Lazard Asset Management Limited and previously held a number of senior positions at Barclays Bank, including Head of Savings and Investment, Deputy Chairman of Barclays Asset Management and Head of Research at BZW

He spoke the students with how a talk at his secondary school inspired him to become an actuary, and how he worked hard and used education as a tool to become a very successful and highly respected businessman.

Bill described his career in investment banking, from school, university to his professional qualifications and then to become an investment manager. He explained how this career could be of interest to the students and how they could enter the profession.

It was particularly interesting to hear Bill discussing how mathematics is so very important in the 21st century, and how the advance of technology and data analysis is very exciting when looking to the future.

The overall message and advice to the students was to ‘read, think and enthuse’, to always work hard, and to look forwards and be ahead of the game.

The Director of Sixth Form, Naomi Albrecht said, “The students found the talk extremely engaging and interesting, particularly when listening to the skills they will require to work in the investment banking industry”.

Ahad Paul, a Year 12 student, commented, “The talk from Bill has confirmed that I want to have a career in investment banking, where I can use my business and mathematical skills.”

The Beacon school staff and students were exceptionally grateful to Bill for giving up his time to speak to their students.