All who work at New Beacon strive to provide a safe, friendly and caring environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

From the very youngest in Reception, to the senior boys in Year 8, staff provide a high standard of support, guidance and care. Teachers and teaching assistants know their pupils well, and relationships between staff and pupils are excellent, open and communicative. Relationships between pupils are also excellent.  Pupils care very well for each other. They are polite and courteous. The importance of respect for each other is taught from an early age.

Pupils know who to turn to if they need help. In addition, they may express concerns indirectly through the ‘Private Eye’ box or ‘worry box’ as appropriate. Any messages received are dealt with promptly.

Clear policies are successfully implemented to promote good behaviour and to guard against bullying. Bullying is extremely rare, and when it does occur it is dealt with quickly and effectively.

All staff are fully aware of any issues or pastoral concerns, and this is facilitated by daily meetings and an electronic pastoral information system.

The New Beacon fosters the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of its pupils and promotes an awareness of issues relating to health, safety and well-being through:

  • the curriculum
  • the pastoral systems
  • assemblies
  • the Company (House) system
  • CPSHE
  • Chapel services
  • form periods
  • the sanctions and rewards systems
  • the Private Eye / worry box
  • the electronic pastoral information system
  • daily staff meetings
  • knowing our pupils well
  • the pastoral, education and child protection committees