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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

Learning Resource Centre

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located on the ground floor of the Ashcroft building.  It provides a bright and spacious welcoming environment for individual study, class activities and leisure reading.

The aim of the LRC is to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday & Thursday 8.30am - 1.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm.  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour most days and students may use books and computers with a member of staff on hand to help.

Resources

There are over 18,000 books, incorporating both fiction and non-fiction and a selection of daily newspapers and penodicals.  Stock is replenished at regular intervals with current titles always in abundance.  Students are given login details when they join the school which enables them to manage their own account and write book reviews.  'Oliver' is the Library Management System which students can use to search for resources and books that they may need.  'Oliver' also holds a large database of reliable web links and other online resources to help students with their homework or information needs.

Twenty seven computers with Microsoft Office applications with access to the internet and library printer are available during break and lunchtimes. 

Library Lessons

All students in Year 7 are timetabled for a library lesson for an hour a fortnight.  During this lesson students are shown how to use the library, learn about book stock in the library, take part in shared reading and have an opportunity to read and review their chosen books.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club,tournaments, board games, bookmark making and book quizzes.  Many in-school competitions and reading challenges run throughout the school year and we are proud that our students have gained significant recognition through national competitions.

Please see Mrs Cox for further information.

Useful Websites

The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards

Love reading for kids

What should I read next

Booktrust Bookfinder

Reading Zone

Project Gutenberg

World Book day: Book Trailers