Beacon High’s pastoral support programme is promoted via a House system. The House System divides all students and staff into four separate houses; Belle, Irvin, Kingsley and Turing. The tutor groups are directly linked to the House System and in year groups.
The development of the House System has meant that there are greater opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership skills by taking on areas of responsibility.
As part of the house system, the students participate in weekly assemblies building on the sense of their house community. Within the tutor time sessions, students focus on personal development skills through discussions around the local and global community; national awareness weeks; Beacon High school council; careers and LORIC.
LORIC is a character development programme aimed at the progress of skills vital for students to make both academic and personal progress over the course of their five years at Beacon High and in their futures. The LORIC programme has five strands: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Independence and Communication. All of these skills are vital for our students to successfully transition throughout their time at Beacon High and beyond. Beacon High students are provided with opportunities to develop these skills and work towards awards to acknowledge their progress in each strand. Opportunities include representing the school, delivering assemblies, supporting younger students, attending activities outside of school, such as Police Cadets, and mentoring.
House points are linked to achievement points and these can be gained by engaging in many activities across the school; this helps to increase healthy competition between the houses.
Each house works hard to develop a sense of ownership and community values which is further embedded through the house charities:
Belle – Refuge
Irvin – Mind
Kingsley – MacMillan
Turing – Make a Wish Foundation