An all-age school for pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties, and physical and sensory impairments
The Beacon provides a personalised ‘Three Tier Curriculum’ to enable pupils to access learning at the appropriate level within the three learning zones. Zone 1 caters for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, Zone 2 is for KS3 and Specialist Classes, and Zone 3 caters for KS4 and Sixth Form. The learning Zones provide a safe and secure environment to ensure appropriate challenges for achievement and progress in all areas.
Students have the opportunity to study for a wide range of accredited outcomes both at KS4 and post 16, and we work with a range of partners to offer accredited vocational outcomes to support students into College and the world of work as appropriate.
The Beacon embeds our core values in all we do whilst offering a wide range of facilities such as the hydrotherapy pool, bespoke sensory rooms and sports hall. We are able to deliver a wide range of programmes such as apprenticeships in the café and independence in the life skills house.
We encourage the growth of self-respect, personal autonomy, a sense of responsibility and the ability to make informed choices and decisions, in order to encourage all students to lead the most independent lifestyle they can.
Learning is at the core of all we doThe Beacon provides all pupils with the opportunity to be challenged and achieve their potential within a supportive atmosphere and through personalised learning. The Beacon is a learning community where all members are encouraged to foster a positive approach to learning and we focus on supporting our students to develop the key skills that will enable them to continue to access learning successfully when they leave.