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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

Promoting British Values

British Values

The Beacon School is committed to reflecting and serving its community and the national context.  At its core are two values we promote: 

Excellence and Respect

The school knows it has a vital role in ensuring that groups or individuals are safe, open-minded and understand their personal rights and their responsibilities towards others.  

The school follows equal opportunities guidance, which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

The school upholds and models the positive behaviours, language and actions throughout the day, every day.  We promote and reinforce British Values to all our students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Through the academic and pastoral curricula, we rely upon and promote these values across our school:

Democracy

The principle of democracy is probably most visible in our School Council, whose members are elected to represent the wider student body. It meets regularly, discussing education and the school priorities, often suggesting workable solutions and changing our approaches.

We also have a Head Girl/Boy team with prefects and other school officials. These important roles are contested through hustings and student votes.

The Rule of Law

We have clear behaviour and rewards policies that guide our staff and students in how to be fair, just and open with expectations in and around the school. We seek to be Beacon Proud – to inspire us all, to respect others in their successes and be excellent in all we do.

Individual Liberty

Every individual is encouraged to make the most of every opportunity to develop and thrive.  We run enrichment clubs after school, the Duke of Edinburgh, national and international trips (China, the USA – and a prospective Camps International trip to Tanzania).

Students are encouraged to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely.  We deliver regular e-safety advice and explore many themes and topical stories through Tutor Time activities.

Mutual Respect

Respect is one our values.   All members of the school community are expected to treat each other well, using the correct language and manners at all times.  We are a school that challenges lack of respect and poor behaviour; as a community, we all need to learn, teach and work as happily and successfully as possible.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We celebrate difference here.  We learn about other faiths and beliefs through the curriculum, recognise Black History Month, invite in speakers for LGBT issues, and work with local organisations and charities.    We have PSHCE days that look at some of the key rights and wrongs in social, legal and political issues.  Everyone and every group is represented as far as we can.  We want our young people to go into the world with an open mind, a listening ear and a positive approach.