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22/01/21

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/3ifOjVqsR1

19/01/21

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Pupils launching with today will gain insight, research skills and confidence to support them on their learning journeys. See what some pupils will be studying over the next few months below! https://t.co/H11oP4ybkr

18/01/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/nGQrc2iQlU

15/01/21

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15/01/21

Summer Schools 2021 at Imperial College London Applications are now open! https://t.co/REDIILRulF For more information including dates, eligibility criteria and the application links contact t.banda.co.uk

13/01/21

Looking for extra learning resources? This is a great pack from Stonewall. Home learning pack: Frida Kahlo https://t.co/Is1BBJW7cv

13/01/21

Please follow the link below for a guide on how to take a screenshot on your Chromebook. https://t.co/LeMhOLoBHw

12/01/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/5cwYKSUrgQ

10/01/21

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can be accessed via and consoles. So remote learning can be accessed via these platforms. Spread the word! Makes access to resources even easier! https://t.co/nSucOSnIgz

08/01/21

Retweeted From Voluntary Action RB

💻 6 more refurbished laptops dropped off to Alexander Thirhill by Steve Ward from as part of our Level Up programme. Over 100 students from Beacon do not have access to a laptop for home learning so many more laptops are needed. https://t.co/mRPZDlF8gq https://t.co/HWEZNfCrHq

07/01/21

Retweeted From Voluntary Action RB

💻 Just before Christmas 15 laptops were refurbished by volunteers from & distributed to pupils via Beacon School and Epsom Downs Priory School as part of our Level Up Programme. If you have an old laptop that you could donate visit https://t.co/mRPZDlF8gq https://t.co/H8fb4t0tgn

05/01/21

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The BBC is bringing its biggest ever education offer from Monday 11 January: 📚 will have a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am. 📚 will cater for secondary students with at least two hours of content each weekday. https://t.co/NXpJSb7AHm https://t.co/fyjvs4yWgW

05/01/21

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17/12/20

Christmas Covid 19 GLF Protocols Links for tests here. https://t.co/I52FdZv86ehttps://t.co/vOVUi0laaS https://t.co/ujIxwq5oUI

17/12/20

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17/12/20

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17/12/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/yClx4OKqp9

17/12/20

Santa's little elf is working in the main office today 🎄 https://t.co/H8gVCHIeFC

14/12/20

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Posted on: 07/10/2020

Year 13 Politics Class - Virtual discussion with Mr Simon Bland, from Reigate and Banstead Council

Virtual Discussion with the Year 13, A Level Politics Class and Mr Simon Bland – Head of Business Prosperity, Reigate and Banstead Council.

We were delighted to ‘virtually’ welcome Simon into the Beacon school recently.  Simon agreed to come and share his experiences of working in the council with our Year 13 A level Politics lesson.  Our students had prepared some fantastic questions for Simon and he was able to give a brilliant overview and insight into working for our local Authority.  In response to a question from Max about the effects of COVID-19 on the local economy Simon was able to explain how the economic effects had been dealt with at national and local government level.  He explained to the students that whereas previously in his opinion there had not been a lot of contact with local authority and MP’s there was now a much stronger link between the two in order that national government could provide resources based on the local economy requirements’ and local understanding.  Nadia asked whether there was a perceived participation crisis amongst younger people in the UK, Simon felt that the crisis was not specific to the younger age groups and really highlighted to the students the need to have a voice and get involved.

Simon bland oct 2020

Alex asked whether Simon felt the COVID-19 crisis affected the younger population more, Simons response was that there was indeed a lack of opportunities in this age group and advised the students to get the best education they can and enter the employment market after securing the best education they could.  Hopefully then looking towards a stronger economy and more economic growth in three years’ time.

This is just a window of what questions were asked in the session, the students asked so many really pertinent questions and Mr Bland was able to give us an honest breakdown about what it is like to work in local government and supporting local business at such a crucial time.

We really appreciate the time taken by Mr Bland to join our lesson and share some of his careers experience and knowledge, it was a really engaging session and if you or anyone would like to share your careers experience please contact:

Sara Cox, LRC Manager and Careers Coordinator

s.cox@thebeaconschool.co.uk