Our Vision and Values

Executive Summary

Beacon Academy Strategic Statement & Vision

Our strategy at Beacon is a reflection of our motto ‘Ambitious for excellence in all we do’ and reflects the core values that have been collaboratively chosen. At Beacon Academy, whether a member of staff, trustee, student or parent, we will all work relentlessly to inspire and believe in one another to achieve our ambitions and succeed in life.

Our vision, core values and high level strategic intentions set out our goals for the next three to five years and will be referred to in our day-to-day work at Beacon Academy.

Our strategy for the future is rightly ambitious. It is intended to be clear and unambiguous. This plan will be closely monitored by the Board of Trustees along with the Academy’s Leadership Teams through rigorous and regular self-evaluations to ensure it remains a reality.

We will work meticulously to secure our culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them.

The most important thing that schools can do to enable young people to find the right pathway into employment, further or higher education is to ensure that they receive the best possible education; that they leave school with the best qualifications they can achieve, combined with aspiration, ambition, determination, resilience, confidence and desire to succeed in life.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to provide the best possible education for all of our students and to become an exceptional school both locally and nationally. We will do this by developing a culture that is highly aspirational and ambitious for excellence in all we do. We will ensure that teaching and learning inspires and challenges every student, enabling all to make excellent progress above national standards.

How we will achieve this

  1. By working meticulously to secure our culture that is highly aspirational and ambitious for excellence in all we do. This will be achieved via a broad and balanced curriculum and a disciplined standards agenda which will foster exceptional relationships between staff and students. The environment will be consistently calm, safe, happy and orderly, enabling teachers to teach and students to learn.

  2. By recruiting, retaining and developing the best staff ensure that teaching and learning inspires and challenges every student, enabling all to make excellent progress. This will be achieved through targeted, rigorous Continuous Professional Development and Learning (CPDL), monitoring and evaluation. Our students will be expected to be hard working, ambitious, self-motivated, inquisitive, resilient and determined to excel. High standards and continuous development are also requirements of our Trustee Board (formally known as Board of Governors).

Beacon Academy Values

At Beacon Academy we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare students for life in modern Britain because values such as individual liberty, democracy, the law, mutual respect and tolerance are embedded within the curriculum and the Beacon ethos. In addition, these values are promoted at various times throughout the school year.

Our Core Values

Our core values support our vision and motto, shape our culture, and reflect what we value and what we want to achieve. At Beacon Academy, whether a student, a member of staff, a parent, a carer or a trustee, we will all: Inspire and Believe in one another to Achieve our ambitions and Succeed in life.

As school leaders and trustees, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:

  • Is broad and balanced, compliant with legislation and provides a wide range of subjects which prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
  • Actively promotes the British fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
  • Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths or none, different cultures and lifestyles through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students, including through the engagement of students in extracurricular activities.
  • Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies and tutor times which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong.

We endeavour to ensure that students:

  • Are reflective about their own beliefs and perspective on life, and the extent to which they differ from others’ faiths, feelings and values.
  • Show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoint of others.
  • Have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about the world around them and participate actively in artistic, sporting or cultural activities.
  • Recognise the difference between right and wrong, understand that actions have consequences, and apply this in their own lives by respecting the law.
  • Co-operate well, celebrate diversity and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Engage positively with life in a democracy.
  • Understand and appreciate the history, heritage and wide ranging cultural influences that underpin our individual and shared experiences of life in the 21st century locally, nationally and globally.

We believe that we allow students to recognise right from wrong, resolve conflicts, understand and explore diversity, develop a moral code, understand others’ beliefs and understand how communities function. These qualities will allow them to participate fully in life in modern Britain.