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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

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