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01/07/22

This is a market visit followed by lunch on Sword Beach. https://t.co/HAHCpa2gmg

01/07/22

This week's newsletter. https://t.co/Lq1sHqkb99

29/06/22

Congratulations to all our ball boys representing the Beacon school at Wimbledon this year. https://t.co/wI9uXpZBy4

27/06/22

Word of the Week https://t.co/EmsnxCpY0q

24/06/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/bNc3tmpLJK

15/06/22

Bring down your entries to the Art Department and hand them over to Mrs Barnwell, Mrs Quinn, Mrs Thorne, or Mrs Wellburn. Good luck, enjoy and we look forward to receiving your entries soon. https://t.co/eamt7mRrOW

15/06/22

See the attached sheet for full details and some ideas on what your own personal shoe box gallery may look like. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries across all GLF schools. The deadline for the submission of entries is Monday 11th July. https://t.co/ggvm7EjyS4

15/06/22

Year 7 and 8 GLF Art and Design competition GLF and The Beacon School would like to invite you to enter an exciting Art competition. We would like you to design your own Shoe Box Art Gallery. https://t.co/uvdkiHQdmw

10/06/22

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

08/06/22

Music exam requirements https://t.co/RLHKUsJnKr

04/06/22

Retweeted From Mr O'Donnell

What a day! Our Y7 A&B teams got to play at Stamford Bridge as part of the tournament. The B team reached the 1/4 finals and our A team were runners up after losing the final on penalties. What an experience! Congratulations to https://t.co/IgKx3uZlYe

27/05/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/3zjwJW95MJ

23/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/4jIjSwilLa

23/05/22

Word of the Week. https://t.co/4IJP9az9GV

20/05/22

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/3bUoFoyTDY

18/05/22

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Please join us for the official lighting of our amazing BFA Beacon on 21st June 2022 at 6pm . Just scan the QR code to RSVP👍 https://t.co/Ky3wor4CPF

16/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/y6DLJx15Zi

16/05/22

Good Luck to everyone sitting exams! Students begin sitting their first GCSE and A-Level exams since 2019. https://t.co/XJvaxxz9N8

16/05/22

Word Of the Week https://t.co/lMsrfHkKiG

14/05/22

👏👏👏🎉🎉 https://t.co/jbCDIW4Ybb

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