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03/04/20

Please follow the link below for the latest newsletter. https://t.co/rVxSGDyEJG

01/04/20

Today The Beacon School students have spent time creating a banner to say thank you to NHS staff and Key Workers. The banner will be hung outside the school to show our support to those on the front line. 'The Beacon School says, "Thank you NHS Key Workers" https://t.co/S96pSrsWBX

31/03/20

Retweeted From Janine Harrison

Cake in a mug - one of many home activities to keep busy 🤓🍰 https://t.co/zd248rJJjo

30/03/20

Retweeted From ReigateBeat

Tops marks to for offering to help us with ID & education for any of their youngsters not adhering to guidance. Thank you

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 13 students at - we shall miss you. We’ll help you gain the grades that the final 2 months of study would’ve allowed you to achieve. We are here to support you as you think about your next steps.

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

19/03/20

This will be our last day where the school site is open for the vast majority of students. From Friday morning the school site will be open only to children of key workers, our students with EHCPs and a small number of other students until Monday 20th April at the earliest.

18/03/20

School is open on Thursday and Friday for students in Year 11,12 & 13 plus children of key workers and EHCP students

18/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

17/03/20

Thank you for making us all smile and well done on all your hard work

17/03/20

Despite difficult times, one thing remains constant and that is the absolute brilliance of our students who have shown resilience, respect, collegiality and most importantly fun over the past five days.

17/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in year 7 & 8 on Wednesday 18 March.

16/03/20

The school will be closed for all students in year 7 and year 8 on Tuesday 17 March.

16/03/20

Spectator sports are still happening in Dorset! Our last night sees Jack and Tom win a highly competitive fuzz ball championship 🏆 https://t.co/lXNqTt6zAz

16/03/20

Partial closures are now highly likely. Please prepare. The current Government briefing will have major implications for our staffing availability. Please begin to make family plans for the partial closure of the school in the order I outlined in my letter home today.

16/03/20

Next Update:7:30am Tuesday but aiming to be fully open. Partial closures highly likely later in the week

16/03/20

We are fully open today but from tomorrow partial closure is now highly likely.

16/03/20

Our classroom this morning https://t.co/UFU555HIWW

16/03/20

The Beacon School is open as normal.

16/03/20

After a long day of fieldwork our Year 12s have joined forces with the other schools to play a mammoth game of hide and seek in the beautiful 19th Century https://t.co/JULelREy0i

Announcement

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

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

This will be our position until Monday 20th April at the earliest.

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. 

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. 

Children of NHS staff, emergency services staff and other key workers

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

Please inform Melissa Roots-Smith M.Roots-Smith@thebeaconschool.co.uk if you fit this criteria and we will aim to maintain school for as long as possible. Come to Ms Marrill’s office for 8:35am each day.

Easter Holidays

Our current provision will continue across the Easter holidays (Mon-Fri)

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 

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.