'Achievement has no boundaries'
Our Ethos and Aims contain the fundamental strands and context for the curriculum.
THE ETHOS OF BEACON HILL SCHOOL
Beacon Hill will provide a learning environment where individual needs are recognised and supported. We will ensure that all pupils are given access to a curriculum that offers opportunities to access as wide a range of experiences as possible, acknowledging that a small step for one may be a giant leap for another. We will encourage and celebrate achievement at all levels, and help pupils to reach the highest personal standards to enable them to become valued members of the community.
THE AIMS OF BEACON HILL SCHOOL
To have high expectations of good behaviour, attitude and personal endeavour in all areas of the curriculum and the life of the school.
To help pupils to develop inquiring minds, self-respect, self-discipline and a positive outlook on life.
To create an open, supportive atmosphere where each individual, irrespective of needs, race, age or gender knows that they are a valued member of the school community.
To develop a curriculum that offers challenge to the teacher and the learner, and promotes spiritual, social and emotional development.
To involve the whole school community, pupils, staff, parents, carers, govenors and the wider community in working as a team to make education fun!
THE HISTORY OF BEACON HILL SCHOOL
Beacon Hill was opened in September 2004 following the closure of two of South Ockendon's specialist schools, Woodacre and Knightsmead. Beacon Hill will continue to evolve in order to establish it's place at the forefront of Special Needs Education, and it is proposed that it will in 2006 move to a new purpose-built site in partnership with our friends and colleagues at near-by Treetops School.
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