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18/10/18

Year 13 Visit to Roehampton University “ Preparing to Apply “. https://t.co/yXYQNm4cyE

18/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

We were so of our students and staff today as we welcomed Central Team to for the second part of their training day.

18/10/18

Deadline Day: The online application form for 2019 entry to Beacon Sixth Form is today. Although applications will of course be accepted after today, the applications received prior to this deadline will help... https://t.co/A5UvKYDjso

17/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

You are welcome it was an excellent today https://t.co/bqXxPhecXD

17/10/18

Come along to our Christmas Shopping Evening, Friday 23rd Nov, and buy your Christmas Gifts from local, independent, businesses, and help raise more funds for the "Imagination Station" £3 entry - with a free drink Children under 16 -Free https://t.co/QHaMQ8nXqP

17/10/18

Beacon started their Surrey Cup campaign yesterday with an away match at Three Rivers Academy, Hersham. This is the first of two matches this week and with a couple of injuries and rested players there were some... https://t.co/rCRS9Ob0pL

16/10/18

Match Report Year 11 Beacon vs Glenthorne https://t.co/lSMUUvGBFE

16/10/18

Match report Year 10 Beacon vs De Stafford https://t.co/qpwaQSR9VP

15/10/18

Retweeted From BBC Radio 5 Live

Dyslexia? It's no big deal - it's actually helped me, says Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis. A report suggests people with dyslexia are great at reasoning, communicating and working out different solutions. 🔵 More on https://t.co/KgpTrvF7fP

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Huge shout out to for organising 7 year groups worth of PSCHE drop down day today! My year 11’s loved the financial well-being projects and crowdfunding!

12/10/18

Y11 French students have shown what they are made of with their performance in their speaking exams this week. Well done!

11/10/18

Retweeted From Steph McGovern

Know anyone aged 11-14 who wants to learn about cyber security? There are free CyberFirst courses all over the UK: https://t.co/aA8TU3GvnH

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Well done this a great achievement. We are so of you https://t.co/Lwo2OyzXv7

09/10/18

The Beacon Year 8 football team march on in the County Cup beating Rutlish school 4-1!

09/10/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

We did it! Banstead planted 10,000 purple crocuses in The Orchard to symbolise the campaign! https://t.co/BTFkVb8UKp

09/10/18

Rising global temperatures - what will future impacts be? Year 7 and 9, we will be studying this issue later on this year. Year 13, consider how this warming will impact upon the Global Hydrological Cycle. https://t.co/4taSTdEA35

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

This a great opportunity to come and work with our very own the GLF Science Lead as a teacher of science https://t.co/OsKdls1D5g

05/10/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

LeadPractitioner SouthEast https://t.co/YQ0f83JVyn By: 15th Oct For: Jan 19 is seeking to appoint an English Lead Practitioner. FT and perm. call 020 8716 4987 for more info or email recruitment.org https://t.co/84DKKkEtjN

Promoting British Values

The Department for Education has developed legislation and guidance for schools to ‘promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’

Here at The Beacon School, these values are central to all we do and are encapsulated within our Mission Statement:

"We are committed to providing an outstanding education where all students achieve academic success. Our inspirational and challenging curriculum allows abilities to flourish and self-confidence to thrive. Every individual is valued, learning is enjoyed, success is celebrated and responsibility is shared enabling our students to grow into responsible, questioning citizens who play a full and active role in society."

Democracy

The democratic process is a very important aspect of many areas of school life, including:

  • The Student Council

    Students meet every half term to discuss and share ideas in an atmosphere of mutual respect and regard for each other’s views.  Debate is lively and energetic and our Student Chairperson manages this with skill to ensure decisions are reached.  A member of the Senior Leadership Team co-ordinates the work of the Student Council and is the link between the council and Senior Leadership Team.  Decisions are made by majority voting.

  • House Council

    The House Council is a further opportunity for students to share views and opinions on many aspects of school life.  At the start of the academic year, two students are elected from each Tutor Group to represent the views of their peers at the half-termly House Council meetings.  Meetings are co-ordinated by the Director of the House System and the meetings themselves are chaired by the House Officials.  Decisions are made by majority voting.

    At The Beacon School, we are fully committed to ensuring out Student Voice is heard with the opportunity to effect change and further school development.

  • Election of our School Officials by fellow students – Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.

  • Each House elects a charity to support for the year.Various events take place throughout the year to raise both funds and the profile of the charity.

  • The PSHCE curriculum provides the opportunity for students to learn about the democratic process, including the functioning of democratic institutions such as the British Parliament.

  • The Issue of the Week is an opportunity for students to find out about and discuss various issues in current affairs, including the Scottish Independence Referendum.

The Rule of Law

It is, of course, of paramount importance that our school has very clear policies covering every aspect of school life, including a clear rewards and behaviour policy for within and outside the classroom.  This ensures our students understand the many ways in which their efforts may be celebrated and it also ensures our students understand the consequences of not following the policy.  The rewards and behaviour policy is shared with students and parents through assemblies, letters home and on the school website.  During our Year 7 Induction process, students and parents meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss a number of key aspects of school life, including the rewards and behaviour policy and a home/school agreement is signed by both the student and the parent/carer. 

Within the PSHCE curriculum, topics include the importance of rights and responsibility, drugs awareness and the rule of law.  We also have the Mock Trial competition where students have the opportunity to find out how the courts system functions.  This ensures our students are able to make informed decisions in life to stay within the law and to keep safe.

A clear policy ensures our students are able to make informed decisions and explore the possible consequences of their actions in an atmosphere of respects and responsibility.

Individual Liberty

Every individual at The Beacon School is encouraged to make the most of every opportunity in order to develop and thrive.  We believe very strongly in providing the framework required to allow individual talents and abilities to flourish.  This includes a tailored curriculum and extra-curricular activities, such as our wide-ranging Enrichment Programme and Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.  Our School and House Councils also ensure our Student Voice is heard loud and clear with an opportunity for students to influence decision-making and effect real change.  A clear framework of policy ensures our students are able to develop their abilities and appreciate the importance of informed decisions and the consequences of these actions.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Our school is a community of children and adults from many different backgrounds who hold a range of faiths and beliefs.  This rich diversity makes The Beacon School a very exciting place to be and we all have a responsibility to ensure every individual is valued in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance.  Understanding other faiths and beliefs is fundamental to this and we provide many opportunities to develop this such as our Religious Studies and PSHCE curricula, visits to a local Mosque, assemblies, World Philosophy Day, visit to the British Museum and School/House council meetings.  Understanding and celebrating our differences is of paramount importance when building a cohesive, strong and supportive community both at The Beacon School and the wider world in which we all live.