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16/01/20

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome https://t.co/qf9ZwA8Zlx

16/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there. https://t.co/SJ1Qo4y5DS

13/01/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/DyHaGA05ql

13/01/20

Retweeted From Place2Be

The countdown to is officially on - is your school ready? 📅 We've got assembly plans, activity guides and more to help you and your pupils explore what it means to 'Find your Brave'. Download our FREE resources today 👉https://t.co/hIppsAFQQP https://t.co/LGEM7lz8ZE

13/01/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Our colleagues at Tattenham & Preston Residents' Association have an exciting volunteer opportunity for Events Manager. Get in touch in you are interested https://t.co/ubwIV7ZPIo

13/01/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

An amazing effort at the Litter Pick in Nork today. https://t.co/S3mqKkzk8B

10/01/20

Retweeted From BBC

How was your first week back? https://t.co/568rYvSg17

10/01/20

And are organising a community litter pick this Sunday at 10am from their office in Nork Way - please join us if you can! Photo - Sacha Martin and Gary Eversfield with model Beacon prototype. https://t.co/b20gMK5TsV

10/01/20

We are also now looking to use eco-friendly LED panels to illuminate our Beacon. Sacha and Scott Martin have been very active in helping local schools raising funds for both Warren Mead and The Beacon School.

10/01/20

News from the BFA. We would like to say a big thank you to Sacha Scott estates in Nork who have kindly donated £500 to our Beacon campaign for the school - this now means that Mr Templeman Head of DT and students can buy the materials to start construction of the Fire Basket.

10/01/20

Please come along and help out if you can. https://t.co/nS0ggX4NVO

07/01/20

The launch of a new Year 11 rewards programme at The Beacon School. Where will your ‘Ticket to Success’ take you Year 11? https://t.co/t6nab1nJux

07/01/20

Retweeted From Stagecoach Epsom

We have a handful of places available on a Wednesday for main stages 6-16 and Friday Early Stages. If you would like to join us for a two week trial email Rachel epsom.co.uk https://t.co/vUEvoF5Dv0

07/01/20

Word of the Week. https://t.co/qv4lBnXH3y

07/01/20

Welcome Back!! https://t.co/6ZgWGeTX7r

20/12/19

PSHE KS3 / KS4: Financial Literacy - BBC Teach https://t.co/mPUdizHxER

19/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/Aq3tRKt2JD

17/12/19

16 volunteers from The Beacon School collected at Morrisons Sutton, we sang Christmas carols and we raised £202.13 from shoppers thank you to all - if you’d like to help the BFA please message Tim Snuggs Paula Ghinn or Gary Eversfield on classlist” https://t.co/jaZ5AftGYp

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