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22/03/19

Congratulations.👏👏👏👏

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

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

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

Beacon Friends' Association (BFA)

BFA ORANGE PNGThe Beacon Friends' Association (BFA) is our exciting Home, School and Community initiative. Our purpose is simple:

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE STUDENTS AT THE BEACON SCHOOL

The BFA aims to do this in 2 ways:

  1. By developing effective relationships between staff and parents and others associated with the school
  2. By engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and enhance the education of students

How did the BFA evolve?

At the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year, Headteacher Keith Batchelor asked Paula Ghinn, our first School Ambassador to lead a project looking at parental engagement. In the first term, time was spent looking at the various threads of the project, combining feedback from parents, staff and working with the BPA who were our existing Parent Teacher Association.

The outcome

Is a new way of doing things at The Beacon. A new approach with our whole school community at the heart of what we do.

Everyone – parents, carers, staff – become members of the BFA when they join the school. All existing parents and carers are automatically members, as well as exist teaching and support staff.

When your child joins The Beacon, you do too. We are working with you from Day 1.

When you join as a staff member, you join a supportive community of other staff members, parents and carers with a shared vision to advance the education of our children and young adults.

The rationale

Schools have long acknowledged that parental engagement plays a vital role in their students’ education. John Hattie’s ‘Visible Learning’ book stated, “the effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is equivalent to adding 2 to 3 years to that student’s education.”

Getting involved helps our children, supports our staff and positively influences the ethos and culture of our school.

How does the BFA work?

Email the BFA