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
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.
Thank you for your wonderful support and understanding at this time.
Key Information - this continues to be updated as the current situation develops
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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.