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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

Promoting British Values

British Values

The Beacon School is committed to reflecting and serving its community and the national context.  At its core are two values we promote: 

Excellence and Respect

The school knows it has a vital role in ensuring that groups or individuals are safe, open-minded and understand their personal rights and their responsibilities towards others.  

The school follows equal opportunities guidance, which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

The school upholds and models the positive behaviours, language and actions throughout the day, every day.  We promote and reinforce British Values to all our students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Through the academic and pastoral curricula, we rely upon and promote these values across our school:

Democracy

The principle of democracy is probably most visible in our School Council, whose members are elected to represent the wider student body. It meets regularly, discussing education and the school priorities, often suggesting workable solutions and changing our approaches.

We also have a Head Girl/Boy team with prefects and other school officials. These important roles are contested through hustings and student votes.

The Rule of Law

We have clear behaviour and rewards policies that guide our staff and students in how to be fair, just and open with expectations in and around the school. We seek to be Beacon Proud – to inspire us all, to respect others in their successes and be excellent in all we do.

Individual Liberty

Every individual is encouraged to make the most of every opportunity to develop and thrive.  We run enrichment clubs after school, the Duke of Edinburgh, national and international trips (China, the USA – and a prospective Camps International trip to Tanzania).

Students are encouraged to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely.  We deliver regular e-safety advice and explore many themes and topical stories through Tutor Time activities.

Mutual Respect

Respect is one our values.   All members of the school community are expected to treat each other well, using the correct language and manners at all times.  We are a school that challenges lack of respect and poor behaviour; as a community, we all need to learn, teach and work as happily and successfully as possible.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We celebrate difference here.  We learn about other faiths and beliefs through the curriculum, recognise Black History Month, invite in speakers for LGBT issues, and work with local organisations and charities.    We have PSHCE days that look at some of the key rights and wrongs in social, legal and political issues.  Everyone and every group is represented as far as we can.  We want our young people to go into the world with an open mind, a listening ear and a positive approach.