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14/11/19

Friday 13th December 2019 Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. https://t.co/fJxU7Ej7J2

12/11/19

We currently have a vacancy for a Mini Bus Driver. https://t.co/kPR7xQED0c

11/11/19

Retweeted From Ramon Davis

Today was the day we launched our annual Beacon tradition of to our Year 7 students and form tutors today. Who’s going to win this beautiful trophy this year?? https://t.co/jFP8XZG59m

05/11/19

Retweeted From BBC

Who exactly was Guy Fawkes? 🎇 https://t.co/38uwIjwTZ1

21/10/19

Year 11 Boys Football County Cup 2nd round Beacon 2 Glyn 1 Match Report https://t.co/riPRU1umzc

15/10/19

Following student feedback, The Music Department has changed the day of rehearsals for The Beacon Singers to WEDNESDAY after school, starting this week. We look forward to seeing as many students from across the school there as possible! https://t.co/zi7yc8lCNy

09/10/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Introducing the BFA Beacon School Lottery Prize Draw. Simply go to https://t.co/Ewu8DarBNb and select ‘The Beacon School’. Open to our everyone in our local community not just school members. First draw is Sat 16th Nov. Good Luck.

28/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Our trainee graduates doing the hat throw! Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/F6U8dPeroS

28/09/19

Congratulations. 👏🎉

27/09/19

QUIZ NIGHT Thank you so much for those who joined us for the quiz night last night. There were strong performances from the nine teams present, and it really was down to the line with only one point in it. Congratulations to this year's winners “Anyone for Tennis”. https://t.co/UVCijlxUUr

27/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

. from graduating today at https://t.co/vVmv8rktne

27/09/19

Congratulations.👏🍾

23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

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