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14/11/19

Friday 13th December 2019 Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. https://t.co/fJxU7Ej7J2

12/11/19

We currently have a vacancy for a Mini Bus Driver. https://t.co/kPR7xQED0c

11/11/19

Retweeted From Ramon Davis

Today was the day we launched our annual Beacon tradition of to our Year 7 students and form tutors today. Who’s going to win this beautiful trophy this year?? https://t.co/jFP8XZG59m

05/11/19

Retweeted From BBC

Who exactly was Guy Fawkes? 🎇 https://t.co/38uwIjwTZ1

21/10/19

Year 11 Boys Football County Cup 2nd round Beacon 2 Glyn 1 Match Report https://t.co/riPRU1umzc

15/10/19

Following student feedback, The Music Department has changed the day of rehearsals for The Beacon Singers to WEDNESDAY after school, starting this week. We look forward to seeing as many students from across the school there as possible! https://t.co/zi7yc8lCNy

09/10/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Introducing the BFA Beacon School Lottery Prize Draw. Simply go to https://t.co/Ewu8DarBNb and select ‘The Beacon School’. Open to our everyone in our local community not just school members. First draw is Sat 16th Nov. Good Luck.

28/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Our trainee graduates doing the hat throw! Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/F6U8dPeroS

28/09/19

Congratulations. 👏🎉

27/09/19

QUIZ NIGHT Thank you so much for those who joined us for the quiz night last night. There were strong performances from the nine teams present, and it really was down to the line with only one point in it. Congratulations to this year's winners “Anyone for Tennis”. https://t.co/UVCijlxUUr

27/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

. from graduating today at https://t.co/vVmv8rktne

27/09/19

Congratulations.👏🍾

23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

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 '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.