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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

BFA Parent Council/Parent Forum

School decisions and policies, such as homework, behaviour and uniform policies, have a direct impact on parents, so it is important that they are given the opportunity to have a say.

Feedback from parents suggests they would like the school to consult them on a regular basis. Parents want to have a say in school decision-making but aren’t always sure how to, and likewise school sometimes struggle to reach and involve all of our parents and carers.

We think a Parent Council is effective way of overcoming these barriers and ensuring a range of parents’ voices can be heard on the issues that matter to them. It's a way to forge a close partnership between parents and the school, where ultimately children benefit.

What does our Parent Council do?

The Parent Council canvasses the views of the wider parent body in order to advise the school leadership and School Strategy Board (SSB) of the parents’ views on different issues. It is a feature of good governance to know your school and take account of parents’ views, so they are as workable as possible. The school leadership also find it helpful to listen to parent feedback on operational issues.

How does it work?

All parents and carers of children at The Beacon School are considered to be members of the Parent Forum. We have an established and successful Parent Forum in place. The Parent Council represents the Parent Forum. This model tends to work best in larger secondary schools like ours.

Parents volunteer to join the Parent Council and the school will make sure there is representation from each year group by inviting parents from any un-represented years or key groups like SEND. The Parent Council meet at least once a term. When the Parent Council/and or school wishes to consult the wider parent community on a particular issue it organises a Parent Forum event which all parents are invited to.

The Parent Council ensures that the views of the parents are heard by the school by meeting termly with school leaders. The Parent Council also ensures that information and meeting discussions of both the Parent Council and Parent Forum are reported back to the parents in a meaningful and timely way.

Email the Parent Council

Our next Parent Forum meeting is on Tuesday 11th June 2019.

We have a meeting at 9am to 10.30am and another at 7pm to 8.30pm.

On the agenda at this meeting:

  • Buildings Update
  • Catering Update
  • BFA Update
  • Other items for the agenda will be confirmed
  • Your feedback and comments

We hope you are able to make one of the forums but if not, you can easily submit comments or requests for future discussions ahead of the meeting by emailing the Parent Forum.

Email the Parent Forum