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09/07/20

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06/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Woman's Hour

We speak to the student teacher from , whose team have won this year’s international STEM competition, and why it’s important to ‘Save Our Shores from Plastic Pollution’: https://t.co/ZSx8KXlwJI https://t.co/4E489jErvU

06/07/20

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04/07/20

Retweeted From BIEA

CGTN Europe have written an article covering our 2020 International STEM Youth Competition and interviewed some of the amazing teams. Check it out here: https://t.co/uvUwP7HE5D

04/07/20

Retweeted From Sam Ball

Very positive reviews at the interval from students. Phenomenal performance. Thank you for making our virtual theatre trip possible! https://t.co/L94cOBKlHJ

29/06/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/cR8acjmzFD

25/06/20

Our chief engineer James from Team Amet Activists ready with our model of the amphibious vehicle for the International Youth STEM Competition run by . Finals start at 4pm today! https://t.co/YkFzpgB1wj

25/06/20

Retweeted From STEMYMissBanda

So so proud of our students being part of the UK team! All the best AMet Activitists! https://t.co/x3LXA1m9AC

23/06/20

We look forward to seeing year 11 students at our virtual Sixth Form Transition Day tomorrow. Don't forget you need to use your school email address to access the Google Meet links! Please direct any queries to sixthform.co.uk.

18/06/20

Sixth Form Transition Day https://t.co/Xj7HJQxwNS https://t.co/8535NtdkSr

16/06/20

Remember to have fun and get lost in the art making. https://t.co/X6u7e9MBBV

16/06/20

especially through the winter months. Do not be upset by this as it is purposeful. The slow deterioration of the art work symbolises the transition of us returning to our ‘new’ normal. Guidance on how to create your art work with be shared with you in the coming weeks.

16/06/20

as a community. We are asking you to paint and wrap sticks, pebbles and stones, or to create your own weaving, all with materials that you have collected or might be laying around the house. Most importantly, remember that the art work will deteriorate over time,

16/06/20

On our return to school these pieces of Art will be displayed in groups in different parts of the school environment. The aim of this is commemorate our resilience in coping with what we have been through and to celebrate our returning to school and resuming our lives

16/06/20

school Well-being project. We have all been living in unusual and often challenging circumstances. It has been hard on us all emotionally, physically and mentally. So we would like to challenge every member of the Beacon School community to create a piece of Art at home.

16/06/20

A Well-being Project The Beacon School key worker students have been busy in school making wrapped hangings and painting pebbles. The results of their fantastic work can be seen at the front of the main school entrance for all to see and enjoy and forms the beginning of our https://t.co/qy7HbC3wbX

16/06/20

We will use originals where possible or photographs of the work if you would rather not part with the original. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to. The Art Department

Announcement

Key information about our current provision and FAQs can be found here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Link to Guidance from the Government re keeping children safe online

Children of key workers, students with EHCPs information

The school site is open to children of key workers, students with EHCPs and a small number of students whom I deem to require substantial additional support. 

The site is also open to year 10 students and year 12 students on specific days.

Otherwise the school will remain closed for all other students until further notice.  

If you are a key worker family then please make contact with Melissa Roots-Smith (M.Roots-Smith@thebeaconschool.co.uk) to discuss arrangements for your children.

Link to Guidance from the Government re schools etc and maintaining educational provision

Thank you for your wonderful support and understanding at this time.

Keith Batchelor

Headteacher 

Coronavirus letters sent by Headteacher

 

Key Information - this continues to be updated as the current situation develops

Absence 

Please only contact the school if your child is due to be in school from Friday 20 March

• This can be done by phone - 01737 359103, selecting Option 1 or alternatively you can email attendance@thebeaconschool.co.uk

Closure of the school 

The school is now closed for the vast majority of students. The families of children who can attend have been contacted. 

We are currently awaiting government guidance relating to opening in September. We will upate families as soon as we can. 

Communication with the School 

Please can I ask you to contact the school via the school email address which is info@thebeaconschool.co.uk

This account will be monitored daily and we will aim to come back to you as soon as possible. Please continue to be considerate of the fact that we are filtering our communication by urgency at this time. 

Summer Holidays

Our current provision will cease at the end of the summer term.

Free School Meals

We are currently using the new government scheme which is being run by Edenred.  

We are aware that the financial circumstances of many families have changed and we would like to bring the possibility of free school meals to your attention.  If you feel that you may qualify then please contact us at info@thebeaconschool.co.uk

Health: Children and Family Health Surrey

Students are reminded about the chat health service,  which is a confidential text service and can be contacted on 07507 329 951 and their website which is www.safespacehealth.uk.

Parent Pay: Unspent meal balances

Please be assured that unspent school meal balances for Years 11 and 13 will be  returned to your ParentPay Parent Account as part of our school closure process.  

When we know more about our length of closure we will communicate with families from other year groups. 

Safeguarding information 

While students are off site they may contact a member of the safeguarding team if they have any worries or concerns.  To do this students can email info@thebeaconschool.co.uk and a member of the safeguarding team will call them back.  As parents and carers if you have any concerns about a child please email us.  For urgent concerns Mrs Randall can be contacted on 07545 696376.  

Please can we take the opportunity to remind you that whilst not at school students should be working at home and practising social distancing as much as possible, they should not be congregating in groups. 

School Work for Students 

There are now over 700 live lessons for students to attend each fortnight. We expect full attendance. If your child cannot attend then please contact the attendance team. 

The teacher responsible for each lesson will set relevant work for students to complete via the ‘Classcharts’ app. Where work is expected to be returned to the teacher we will be using Google Classroom for this. Staff are now uploading the resources for all lessons. 

Student Google log ins are their school email address.  

If students are not able to log in to access Google Classroom or their email address please email us info@thebeaconschool.co.uk as soon as possible stating the student’s name and year group and we will get back to you as quickly as we can with login information.

Revision Bank 

Students preparing for their GCSE and A Level examinations are reminded that in addition to the classwork set by their subject teachers via Class Charts, they have access to a shared revision bank on Google Drive. This consists of topic checklists/specifications, revision resources and exam technique support in order to support students. Students can access this remotely using their google drive login. 

School Trips and Visits

All pending off-site trips until the end of the school year have been postponed or cancelled. 

We are already working with the travel and insurance companies regarding these trips. We will update the families of children who were due to go on these trips as soon as we are able to.