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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

Pupil Premium

Our vision is for a high-educated society in which opportunity is more equal for children and young people no matter what their background or family circumstances.

Department for Education
Vision Statement

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011.  From September 2012, schools now receive specific funds to support students from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (CLA) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces (SC), under the umbrella, Pupil Premium (PP).

Aim of Funding

Schools have autonomy to spend the funds as they wish, with the aim of reducing the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students.  The Government and Governors hold schools to account with regards to the impact of this spending and all schools are required to publish this information on their website.

Our School

The school is committed to the vision outlined in the Department for Education statement at the beginning of this document.  In order to ensure the school has a sharp focus on the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium students, a member of the Senior Leadership Team has the responsibility for leading the strategies and managing the provision for this group of students.  In addition, the Extended Leadership Team is focusing on this area as part of their wider school role.

The support that Pupil Premium students receive is informed by the latest documentation and research from: the Department for Education, Ofsted, Education Endowment Foundation, The Westminster Briefing and The Sutton Trust.

Please see attached document for detailed information regarding in-school provision, spending and impact on student progress and attainment.

Documents