We would be grateful for some feedback on your views on the current Sixth Form provision and next steps for pupils.
The creative foundation are hosting a ‘Making my mark exhibition’ as part of their block 67 programme. Please see the attached poster for the location and dates.
On 23rd November, the Beacon’s secondary choir were invited to sing at the Kent Association of Headteacher’s conference at the Ashford International Hotel.
Over the past few weeks the KS5 Final Destination Group have been practicing interview techniques. This culminated in a mock interview held in the meeting room. This experience was further enhanced by the interviewer being a teacher who was unknown to the pupils. Practising the interviews beforehand in a group enabled the pupils to really think about the questions that they could be asked. In addition, pupils were asked to wear appropriate clothing and bring along any supporting documentation and portfolios. Overall the exercise was enjoyed by all and has given the pupils valuable experience for their next steps in their careers.
Boccia. Two of our class went to a Boccia tournament at St Anselm’s to represent the school. Performing Arts Three of the boys in Cuba have been identified as being gifted and talented in performing arts. They have spent 2 terms working with a professional actress on a Wednesday morning to develop their skills. They have had a great time. Anti-Bulling Ambassadors Two boys from the Cuba class represented the Beacon at the Academy to learn how to help people who feel they might be being bullied, and support them in getting help. Football tournament. 6 pupils from Cuba represented the school playing football at the three hills. Choir 2 Cuba pupils in the school choir, represented The Beacon at the Head teachers conference. Forest School On Fridays one of our pupils disappears into Beacon wood to do Forest school. He returns muddy, smelling of fire, tired and very happy.
On the 13th November, the Beacon organised its first rock gig at Ward Hotel. It was attended by a large portion of KS4 and KS5.
Throughout the last term, we have started a mentor reading programme. This is a cross zonal project aimed at raising the profile of reading.
On Tuesday the 14th November The Beacon held an anti-bullying awareness day. The theme this year was “All Different, All Equal”
We are pleased to announce the latest date for the monthly coffee morning by the Shepway Autism Support Group that is held here at The Beacon. The latest coffee morning will be held on… Monday 4th December @ 10am through to 12pm. This event is for parents and carers of children / young people on the autism spectrum. Come along for a coffee and a chat with other parents. For more information, please view the poster below.
The Beacon are proud to be advertising this exciting event coming up in local area very soon! Please see below for further details.