International Experiences 2020-21
Providing our pupils opportunities to learn about our world
Our International programme is at the heart of Barr Beacon School and we have proudly held the International Schools Award for many years. We hope to secure the award again later this year. We know that our pupils need to leave our school with more than just academic credentials: an exploration of the wider world that we are part of is essential to ensuring our pupils are well rounded future citizens.
Through our curriculum offer, we prioritise the discovery of
Our policy and strategy is carefully curated to ensure that all pupils can participate in our international programme and this ethos is the golden thread of our curriculum offer.
We have created many international relationships which have been developed and embedded. We have strong links with schools in Sicily and Germany and our pupils have enjoyed reciprocal visits. We participate in Erasmus projects and our pupils in Year 9-12 can take part in World Challenge or Camps International biannually.
Annually we have three Foreign Language assistants which ensures that our pupils have first-hand exposure to a variety of cultures. Our staff are encouraged to link with international colleagues via eTwinning and exchange the best of our teaching and learning experience.
Discovery Week is our annual event in which pupils can select from a variety of cultural experiences including Barcelona, Paris and food from around the world.
Our character education programme, Beacon Values embeds a focus on international events, celebrations and beliefs. Through PSHE and school assemblies pupils learn about Black History Month, LGBTQ history around the world, Fair Trade, European Day of Languages and refugees. We are proud of our pupils’ voices and pupil representatives are encouraged to lead these assemblies for their peers.
Find out more about the exciting International School Programme for 2020-21 be clicking on the links below:
Providing our pupils with opportunities
to experience life outside of the UK..