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21/02/18

Another cold night for girls netball and this time it was raining too for the Year 8 District Shield Tournament.... https://t.co/cM4RWuy658

20/02/18

The Year 7 Football team travelled to Reigate School for a league fixture where both teams have had recent good... https://t.co/WWfhKhAKdm

16/02/18

Are you up for the challenge? https://t.co/iLVE9zMpQY https://t.co/HGM8MUTcwm

10/02/18

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Studying for Higher GCSE Maths? Try today's Foundation Plus, Higher & challenging Higher Plus answers: https://t.co/n50J7L6LD9 https://t.co/z10JVAPKro

10/02/18

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Thanks to for speaking to our Year 10 students on behalf of https://t.co/icdtIHI2h3

09/02/18

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Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

After a slow start to the New Year, the Year 8 Football Team had their first game of 2018. From the off, it was... https://t.co/tLt3VR9oix

08/02/18

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Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

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Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and https://t.co/zEWSCCcaTX

08/02/18

Wednesday night was host to a very cold home netball game for the year 9’s against Reigate School. Both teams... https://t.co/PuCzUDUTrh

07/02/18

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Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/QJ1dibyFN0

07/02/18

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Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

The Year 7 FB team drew Royal Albert and Alexander away in the 2nd round of the East Surrey Cup. As we were due... https://t.co/iwCVbu5RqA

06/02/18

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press release is out! On we're launching a new and a year-long campaign on . Find out more: https://t.co/5KcrsJcGsj https://t.co/1j86GMlhIr

06/02/18

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Today is Safer Internet Day! We can't wait to see what is happening across the country to celebrate ! Find out more about how you can get involved at https://t.co/A5RMSu69SP https://t.co/Q9PF8vo5BL

06/02/18

Retweeted From Safer Internet Day

is here! We're using this opportunity to encourage kids & young people to help to create a better internet by being kind & respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations & by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online! https://t.co/KpyGnncceZ

05/02/18

Current house points totals. https://t.co/VWI18GpMuY

02/02/18

Year 7 and 8 Movie Night 2018 - Thursday, 1st February 2018 from 3.15pm https://t.co/fEZ5sRm4kk

02/02/18

Wimbledon Tennis News https://t.co/5KsYwJRi12

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.