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15/07/19

Student Council Summer Fair Don’t forget to send your children in with a bit of extra cash tomorrow. The Student Council have arranged a wonderful summer fair for all students to run alongside Sports Day. Stalls are all 50p to a £1. https://t.co/U3mYUHsFul

15/07/19

BFA Summer Prize Draw You’ve got to be in it to win it! £100 in crisp £20s all ready as our first prize in The Beacon School/Beacon Friends’ Association Summer Prize Draw. Have you sent in your tickets? Don’t forget you can pay on ParentPay and send the stubs to the main office. https://t.co/jnKOUb9MM2

14/07/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

helping out at the Tattenham Corner Community Summer Fair. Come and see us. https://t.co/mcJwZqGe5v

12/07/19

Year 7 and 8 geography students proved themselves to be ‘Brilliant Geographers’ yesterday at the Natural History Museum. They experienced earthquakes, stood beneath the moon and came face to face with a Tyrannosaurus rex. https://t.co/b2v9yTfaD2

11/07/19

Retweeted From The Rugby Coach

5 weeks until our summer rugby camp . Play rugby, have fun & develop your skills. Book now! https://t.co/83TYsylwdB https://t.co/CUBzIkHelM

11/07/19

Thanks for coming. https://t.co/j8eXfUnvtR

10/07/19

7CR really excelled in their home learning on environmental issues. Tasked with investigating a current issue in the world, students presented their findings - presentations, interviews, cartoons, cakes, 3D models, posters, leaflets and quizzes. https://t.co/zokaUe6JSC

10/07/19

Retweeted From Ramon Davis

Another year and another t-shirt! Thank you to everyone who supported for the Community Choir Concert over the last two nights. Some great singing from our primary friends, as well as our wonderful Beacon Singers! https://t.co/XKuEYmMkQA

09/07/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

The BFA has a table at this lovely local event on Saturday 13th July. Come along and support us and have a whole lot of summer fun into the bargain☀️ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/bulNme033P

06/07/19

The bushcraft trip will be arriving back to school soon. Our ETA is 4:15, the same time I told parents when we left :)

06/07/19

The bushcraft trip will be arriving back to school soon. Our ETA is 4:15, the same time I told parents when we left :)

06/07/19

Year 8 have been brilliant getting back to nature! https://t.co/z8QC1GqnsX

05/07/19

Retweeted From Miss Sharkey

So today I deboned a salmon... then ate one of its eyes! Don’t ever make a bet with kids! https://t.co/nfS9hlJ0Sh

05/07/19

Retweeted From Robin Langdon

Yesterday was the final Music Festival of the year. Absolutely amazing talent and so much hard work from our staff and pupils. 5 venues, over 700 children, 26 schools all united by the power of music and a love of singing. Well done everyone!

05/07/19

Please, could all class of 2018 Year 11 Art students come and collect their work by 3pm Tuesday 9th July. Any problems please email c.barnwell.co.uk Thanks.

04/07/19

Year 8 have arrived at Bushcraft - campfire’s burning! https://t.co/m3x4jRvr1w

28/06/19

Congratulations Mrs Singleton. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/7bVMPAGUJM

28/06/19

Retweeted From Caroline McRoyall ⚽

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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.