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05/03/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/VZJWRPtih2

03/03/21

Retweeted From Freemen's Community & Partnerships

Really excited to welcome mentors and mentees from our partner school to the Freemen’s programme, with more partner schools joining over the next couple of weeks. https://t.co/OKB7nNeP5c

03/03/21

Retweeted From EasyA

Last night, we welcomed our first students from and ! Congratulations on many great sessions! (It looks like we have some maths superstars in the making!) 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Rafd3PbGHq

03/03/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/HBfWpfVR1B

01/03/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/Fq9uEiJSZY

26/02/21

Retweeted From Jeremy Cuff

Supporting our community – we are very pleased to have helped The Beacon School with their IT Appeal – Please join us and give your support https://t.co/1kTraE2YqA https://t.co/GLpoFvoti9

26/02/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/aJgFB1sXe9

24/02/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/aa15JegJkc

22/02/21

Work of the Week https://t.co/luQlv1ztkB

12/02/21

Link to The Beacon School Lottery. https://t.co/cE6OAXla0e

12/02/21

This weeks newsletter https://t.co/fU2qJedBjV

11/02/21

Retweeted From Confidance

would you be able to share so that we can reach school leavers/ ex-students / any young people who may want to join as part of their home learning? Classes are free to join. Thank you!!

11/02/21

Retweeted From electricvoicetheatre

You might like this page about her https://t.co/QGPIbup9Lx

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority. https://t.co/lWaekBaXJz

11/02/21

Jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. She is the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category. https://t.co/j99kevb6BQ

11/02/21

Her discovery was a significant breakthrough in 20th-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives around the world. For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. #WomenInScience https://t.co/0Nd03NiSX2

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, drugs used to treat malaria. https://t.co/K2JHcnTBcr

11/02/21

She was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University to study the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field. https://t.co/Na8JDtwUnN

11/02/21

She was ranked by Arabian Business magazine as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. Sindi has a PhD in biotechnology from Newnham College, Cambridge, which she obtained in 2001; https://t.co/fZGfhgkB1q

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Dr Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists. She is the Founder and President of the i2 Institute and co-founder of Diagnostics For All. https://t.co/RAErSGjLKy

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