A day at The Beacon

Some examples of the fantastic work by our students can be seen here. Images are taken at the same time in each zone to give you a ‘snapshot’ of a typical day at the Beacon.

Zone 1

For EYFS and Key Stage 1:

A lesson in Zone 1
Morning lesson in Zone 1
A pupil chooses their lunch
Lunchtime in Zone 1
An afternoon lesson in Zone 1
Afternoon lesson in Zone 1

Zone 2

For Key Stages 2 and 3:

A session in the pool
Morning swimming lesson in Zone 2
Lunch choices in Zone 2
Lunchtime in Zone 2
Food tech lesson Zone 2
Afternoon lesson in Zone 2

Zone 3

For 14-19 year olds:

Lunchtime in Zone 3
Lunchtime in Zone 3
Student in gym lesson
Afternoon lesson in Zone 3
Sixth Form afternoon lesson
Afternoon lesson in Zone 3

School timetable

The timetable will consist of six lessons per day, personalised as necessary, and will cover the National Curriculum at an appropriate level. The lesson structure will clearly be applied more flexibly within our Early Years and Post 16 provisions and we will adapt session lengths, etc, to meet the needs of our PMLD learners. However, every great school has a clear timetable framework that allows maximum use of specialist facilities, staff and opportunities for all learners.

The Beacon Folkestone will be offering a Needs-Led Provision alongside Specialist Subject teaching, children and young people will have the opportunity to engage with whichever curriculum meets their needs. Irene White has been leading the curriculum initiative and ensuring the continuity of the high standards of provision.

Exciting developments are being developed in terms of Sensory Integration, Forest School, Sensory Garden and extending our Sixth Form provision. The new Leaders of Learning are looking forward to leading teams to achieve the highest possible standards for our children and young people; to facilitate and drive forward improvement in teaching and learning.