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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

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.