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18/05/22

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Please join us for the official lighting of our amazing BFA Beacon on 21st June 2022 at 6pm . Just scan the QR code to RSVP👍 https://t.co/Ky3wor4CPF

16/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/y6DLJx15Zi

16/05/22

Good Luck to everyone sitting exams! Students begin sitting their first GCSE and A-Level exams since 2019. https://t.co/XJvaxxz9N8

16/05/22

Word Of the Week https://t.co/lMsrfHkKiG

14/05/22

👏👏👏🎉🎉 https://t.co/jbCDIW4Ybb

13/05/22

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/GV7nVMZkui

13/05/22

Careers Fair https://t.co/xWEkIPOC2r

09/05/22

Retweeted From Mrs T Year 2

Thanks to your coaching , my daughter Katie has now joined the fantastic girls run by . Played her 1st internal match today. Loved it!!! https://t.co/Wmg07WTCEy

09/05/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/kW27XaLmQN

06/05/22

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/22GBFSPhNb

03/05/22

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

29/04/22

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/Z3WmNpUdK8

26/04/22

Word of the Week https://t.co/q4EG9bkBph

26/04/22

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/eqv89rO2RJ

19/04/22

Word of the Week https://t.co/jYJh3206Jp

19/04/22

Maths Problem of the Week https://t.co/mQQut8Ch5u

04/04/22

You’ve tag the wrong Beacon School.

04/04/22

You’ve tag the wrong Beacon School

01/04/22

This Weeks Newsletter. https://t.co/stWWoBzMqI

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