Personal Development

At The Beacon, we recognise the importance of personal development and children having their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, it is essential that children are given a range of opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond. We understand the crucial role our INSPIRE curriculum plays in this development.

As part of our Inspire curriculum, we provide our children with a really wide set of rich experiences from Forest School in Early Years to residentials to Wales, York, Edinburgh, London, Stratford Upon Avon and the Lake District. All of our pupils can access residentials annually from Y2 upwards with those in Y5/6 having the opportunity of two contrasting residentials one in Autumn and one in Summer term.  The Autumn term is focussed on culture and the second residential is focussed on developing physical skills in a rural location. 

We know it is so important to develop children's talents and interests. Our school is part of the In Harmony Programme where those with a talent in music have an exceptional offer open to them that includes not only the two lessons and Orchestral rehearsal each week but then outside school hours they have access to an additional lesson and Orchestral rehearsal as part of Liverpool Philharmonic. All our children in KS2 perform annually on the stage in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. 

Pupil Leadership Teams

We expect our children to engage and lead within our school. All KS2 pupils are part of a Pupil Leadership Team (PLTs) - these PLTs impact positively on school life and help support our pupils to develop their leadership skills in preparation for taking an active role in their future secondary school. We prioritise residentials to London and Edinburgh within our curriculum so that pupils can visit both the Houses of Parliament as well as the Scottish Parliament to learn first hand about rights and democracy so that they in turn can begin to learn how they can contribute to society. 

Christian Aid Global Neighbours Award

We are proud to be have been awarded the Global Neighbours Bronze Award. We are now working towards the Global Neighbours Silver Award. The focus of this award is on global citizenship. The aim of the scheme is to increase pupil's knowledge of the root causes of poverty and injustice as well as engage pupils and empower them into transforming injustice in our world. 

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/schools/global-neighbours/about-accreditation-scheme

Children's University

We are part of the LDST University Programme. This programme was paused due to Covid Restrictions but is due to relaunch in Spring 2. Our children collate credits when they attend weekly extra-curricular provision. 

Health and Well Being Award

We are working towards the Liverpool Health and Well Being Award. We have submitted our evidence towards the Bronze Award and we are awaiting notification of whether we have been successful. The Bronze Award focussed on emotional wellbeing and mental health, healthy eating, physical activity and PSHE. We have now started to work on collating evidence towards the Silver Award. 

https://www.schoolimprovementliverpool.co.uk/Health-Wellbeing-Award

Residentials 

As part of our plan for this academic year, we have now arranged educational residentials linked to our INSPIRE curriculum for the children in each class from Year 2 - Year 6. Please visit our INSPIRE Curriculum Residentials page for more information.

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