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24/05/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Over the last twenty four hours I have been delighted to announce to families our new catering partnership with . It is certainly going to be an exciting start to the new half term

23/05/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Later today, I will be making a significant announcement about an exciting new partnership in an area of the school which families have been passionately talking to me about for the last two years a day to be

22/05/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

The BFA are on Amazon Smile. If you shop on Amazon, why not do it on Amazon Smile and Amazon will make a donation to Beacon Friends' Association (at no cost to you) https://t.co/Y4W3jQgLpt. A great way to support us!

17/05/19

Well done to all our fantastic students completing DofE in Guildford today!

17/05/19

Well done Year 11 students of French. You have now finished your French GCSE vous êtes formidables!

17/05/19

Final GCSE and A Level Art and Photography Deadline The final deadline for handing in your coursework and exam work is Monday 10th June. All coursework books, exam books and all art and or photography work... https://t.co/PstGGQvRSm

16/05/19

9SBR have proven what an amazing group of hardworking students they are. Every week they have written a flash card based on their learning in one lesson. Today, the class stayed to sort the cards into piles-all ready for their end of year assessments https://t.co/G7Almtgwz4

02/05/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Tadworth Art Group are holding their 50th Anniversary Summer Exhibition on 10th/11th/12th May. Free entry and 250 paintings by 35 local artists. https://t.co/HLJhsRcxMw https://t.co/zjMPz80eBr

29/04/19

Year 10 District Cup Final 2019 The Beacon Year 10 boys football team are a special bunch. I have managed them for 4 years and have been astounded time and time again by their talents, determination and high... https://t.co/VP5DV7d7yF

29/04/19

Good luck for your French speaking exams Year 11. You can do it!

29/04/19

Please help one of a staff members raise some money. https://t.co/yNBF0NmUPD

24/04/19

🤞Good luck this week Y11 Spanish speakers - you can do it!🤞 https://t.co/wZOwthz5jk

14/04/19

The USA ski trip have touched down at London Heathrow.

12/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. Everyone has progressed significantly and are now pro skiers 😁 https://t.co/Fv5SNVEOeg

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. https://t.co/wVzLJ0nyvR

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip

09/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Food & Nutrition opportunity in Banstead for September. The successful candidate will have a confident understanding of the curriculum and the ability to create new and exciting resources that challenge and inspire the students. https://t.co/NFhvoqfadI https://t.co/r8Oc2U8L2U

07/04/19

Just to let you know the USA ski trip have arrived safe and sound.

05/04/19

An amazing achievement to come joint 3rd in the whole of Surrey of which 64 schools entered. We wish Carshalton the best of luck in the final of the Surrey competition and National competition. For full detailed match report please go to our website. https://t.co/uu8GvGEOjP

Beacon Friends' Association (BFA)

BFA ORANGE PNGThe Beacon Friends' Association (BFA) is our exciting Home, School and Community initiative. Our purpose is simple:

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE STUDENTS AT THE BEACON SCHOOL

The BFA aims to do this in 2 ways:

  1. By developing effective relationships between staff and parents and others associated with the school
  2. By engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and enhance the education of students

How did the BFA evolve?

At the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year, Headteacher Keith Batchelor asked Paula Ghinn, our first School Ambassador to lead a project looking at parental engagement. In the first term, time was spent looking at the various threads of the project, combining feedback from parents, staff and working with the BPA who were our existing Parent Teacher Association.

The outcome

Is a new way of doing things at The Beacon. A new approach with our whole school community at the heart of what we do.

Everyone – parents, carers, staff – become members of the BFA when they join the school. All existing parents and carers are automatically members, as well as exist teaching and support staff.

When your child joins The Beacon, you do too. We are working with you from Day 1.

When you join as a staff member, you join a supportive community of other staff members, parents and carers with a shared vision to advance the education of our children and young adults.

The rationale

Schools have long acknowledged that parental engagement plays a vital role in their students’ education. John Hattie’s ‘Visible Learning’ book stated, “the effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is equivalent to adding 2 to 3 years to that student’s education.”

Getting involved helps our children, supports our staff and positively influences the ethos and culture of our school.

How does the BFA work?

Email the BFA