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20/04/18

Retweeted From PiXLEdge

What a brilliant grand final between and at today’s competition! ‘This house would require businesses to ensure 50% of their board members are women.’

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team came 2nd off overall at the regional Up for Debate competition. We are so proud of how well they have done! Both teams performed amazingly!

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team is in the final at the regional Up for Debate competition. There are 34 teams this year, and so far today they have won every round. The final debate is about to run – so fingers crossed!

19/04/18

DofE Training has begun. https://t.co/MEy06eKWx7

13/04/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths (NQT) SouthEast https://t.co/A5NwbhcfNM By: 16th April For: Sept is looking to appoint a Mathematics NQT, starting from 1st July 2018. Recruitment package up to £7,000 available for the right candidate. FT and Perm. https://t.co/PgIu2D6tnF

06/04/18

More fun on the slopes https://t.co/oYTX47aY5Z

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

FANTASTIC opportunities for leading within a Science department (this includes Head of Science at an outstanding school Epsom,2 positions for second in Science at schools in Caterham and Croydon, NQT/RQT positions too!) great teams & supportive network! RT

04/04/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Year 11 revision session today = 8 students leaving with personal bests in exam technique all achieved by their own hard work! Go Team RS!

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Roll it revision! Always a winner 💫🌟 https://t.co/DXThf4D0dx

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 13 collaborating and problem solving https://t.co/54BXw4ym9l

04/04/18

Fun on the slopes in the USA 🇺🇸 “ https://t.co/YyLc5ZhhDc

03/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 11 revision morning today and year 13 Biology tomorrow... we can do it! https://t.co/Pkd86RX9Od

29/03/18

Thank you for another amazing term at and we hope you have a lovely Easter https://t.co/woPJgNOQbd

29/03/18

Current house points totals https://t.co/aLEN4xS93Q

27/03/18

It’s not just the students who get to have a great time in Dorset! Thanks must also go to Matt Smith who has, once again has been the best field studies tutor for our A-Level students. You are amazing! Look forward to seeing you again next year. https://t.co/EKyki5Ojas

27/03/18

The Year 12 Geographers are an amazing group of students. They have worked solidly for the past four days collecting data. They have been a pleasure to be with for the past four days and should feel very proud of themselves. Well done - ‘Beacon Geographers Rock’! 👍🌍 https://t.co/a9PZ2uVsIC

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Perfect resource for science students! https://t.co/b9QjjmJFw0

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Loving the space projects done by year 8 today...superb job Mr Harris! https://t.co/6nXtS0HG6M

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Brilliant round up of ecology today with year 11 https://t.co/lRs6MKqVZs

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.