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01/07/22

This is a market visit followed by lunch on Sword Beach. https://t.co/HAHCpa2gmg

01/07/22

This week's newsletter. https://t.co/Lq1sHqkb99

29/06/22

Congratulations to all our ball boys representing the Beacon school at Wimbledon this year. https://t.co/wI9uXpZBy4

27/06/22

Word of the Week https://t.co/EmsnxCpY0q

24/06/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/bNc3tmpLJK

15/06/22

Bring down your entries to the Art Department and hand them over to Mrs Barnwell, Mrs Quinn, Mrs Thorne, or Mrs Wellburn. Good luck, enjoy and we look forward to receiving your entries soon. https://t.co/eamt7mRrOW

15/06/22

See the attached sheet for full details and some ideas on what your own personal shoe box gallery may look like. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries across all GLF schools. The deadline for the submission of entries is Monday 11th July. https://t.co/ggvm7EjyS4

15/06/22

Year 7 and 8 GLF Art and Design competition GLF and The Beacon School would like to invite you to enter an exciting Art competition. We would like you to design your own Shoe Box Art Gallery. https://t.co/uvdkiHQdmw

10/06/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/JlquPSTgMH

08/06/22

Music exam requirements https://t.co/RLHKUsJnKr

04/06/22

Retweeted From Mr O'Donnell

What a day! Our Y7 A&B teams got to play at Stamford Bridge as part of the tournament. The B team reached the 1/4 finals and our A team were runners up after losing the final on penalties. What an experience! Congratulations to https://t.co/IgKx3uZlYe

27/05/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/3zjwJW95MJ

23/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/4jIjSwilLa

23/05/22

Word of the Week. https://t.co/4IJP9az9GV

20/05/22

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/3bUoFoyTDY

18/05/22

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Please join us for the official lighting of our amazing BFA Beacon on 21st June 2022 at 6pm . Just scan the QR code to RSVP👍 https://t.co/Ky3wor4CPF

16/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/y6DLJx15Zi

16/05/22

Good Luck to everyone sitting exams! Students begin sitting their first GCSE and A-Level exams since 2019. https://t.co/XJvaxxz9N8

16/05/22

Word Of the Week https://t.co/lMsrfHkKiG

14/05/22

👏👏👏🎉🎉 https://t.co/jbCDIW4Ybb

How does the BFA work?

The Beacon Friends’ Association (BFA) is a registered charity (number 1182488).

It has 5 trustees made up of parents, friends and staff. An SSB/governor representative, the leader of the Parent Council and the leader of the Fundraising Team are also members and new members can be co-opted depending on our focus or projects.

As of 26th February 2019 trustees are:

  • Tim Snuggs - Chair
  • Gill Leake - Treasurer
  • Paula Ghinn - Secretary
  • Keith Batchelor - Headteacher
  • Vacancy

We adopted the ParentKind Model Constitution back in October 2018, when the resolution to dissolve our current Beacon Parents’ Association (BPA) at the end of 2018 was agreed.

The old Beacon Parents' Association became the first sub-committee of the BFA as The Beacon Fundraising Team. Definitely not a traditional PTA, they are an active group of parents and friends, who raise funds for school through some exciting events and innovative ways of raising money.

Link to the BFA Fundraisers

The second BFA sub-committee is our Parent Council. The Council will be a formal framework for parental engagement with the school. The existing Parent Forum will continue. It has been a growing and successful forum and will form the basis of the work of the Parent Council.

Link to the BFA Parent Council and Forum

The BFA will have its own long-term strategy which will support the 3-5 year planning of the school. Fundraising will still be a key function, but we will also diversify into positive parental partnerships to advance the education of students at the school.

As a charity, the BFA will need to report regularly to its members on what it has achieved and how any money has been invested in our school.

Something for everyone

We’d like all parents and carers to commit to at least one thing in their time with us. Parents are busy and either go back to work or take on additional hours when their children go to secondary school, so the BFA offers something for everyone. From giving just an hour a year making teas/coffees at an event to leading the Parent Council. And if you simply can’t get into school, then perhaps your company can match-fund one of our events. Or you could regularly pop an additional £5 our way when you are on ParentPay? 

Got an idea for something? Email the BFA