Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

24/09/21

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/kNeBlK3ZMU

24/09/21

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

We are seeking a new BFA Treasurer. It would be an ideal role for one of our parents but we will also consider local community members who are looking for a volunteer role! https://t.co/Dx99xbgLdY

24/09/21

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

It has been utterly delightful to be back out in the community representing . The Beacon Friends’ Association ‘bringing home, school and our community together’ https://t.co/5ZQ1y4g44w

20/09/21

Maths Problem of the Week. Answers to be given to your Maths teacher https://t.co/H6osIu3AOm

20/09/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/7JWUrpGuWz

20/09/21

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

The price of everything has increased post COVID so we’ve got one final fundraising push to get our fabulous community beacon complete and lit. Gaz and Dave’s Beacon to Beacon Challenge 2021 https://t.co/cgfgHDqVf8

17/09/21

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/cFceQc9UAs

16/09/21

Retweeted From Beecholme Belles FC

New posters have arrived ready for delivery to 👀 https://t.co/Ujwwh5g3dX

13/09/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/3PiUY0dUO7

12/09/21

Congratulations Emma what fantastic achievement. https://t.co/3glpXdro5H

10/09/21

This Week's Newsletter https://t.co/gtC6X6GoqW

07/09/21

LAST YEARS 11 AND 13 ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS Collection needs to be arranged from 4th September 2021 by emailing c.barnwell.org or g.quinn.org all work not collected will be destroyed at the end of May 2022. https://t.co/6U2ggOOb2r

07/09/21

Auditions!!! Drama Production in December https://t.co/9qJN3T81ff

07/09/21

Welcome to the start of a New Year. https://t.co/TPg7ufSK4Y

12/08/21

Good luck to everyone getting their GCSE results today. https://t.co/lQYFAPh3ea

10/08/21

Well done everyone. 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/A2UtHGrVXM

10/08/21

Good luck to everyone getting their A Level results today🤞🏻🤞🏻 https://t.co/JooNbz2FOx

21/07/21

After 22 years at The Beacon School, Gill Stalley, one of our amazing Science Technicians is retiring. Having been at The Beacon School for this length of time, one of the science prep rooms was named in her honour. Good Luck and all the best for the future Gill. https://t.co/JIzlzXWnsL

21/07/21

Final House Points Totals Well Done Explorer House!!!👏👏👏 https://t.co/0fI00B3KSq

20/07/21

The summer bumper edition of The Beacon School's Newsletter https://t.co/wma9w1acpx

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