Welcome to the Beacon Academy Trust
We would like to welcome you to the Beacon Academy Trust, to our teaching alliance, NELTA, and to our schools. Every school, and NELTA, is led by its own Principal; they all team up with me to form the Trust Executive. Alongside Trustees, Governors and leaders we have created a simple, clear narrative for what the BMAT aspiration is by: developing and promoting our shared vision, values and achievements and by explaining the strategic journey for improvement. Our open, collaborative ethos and culture ensures that all Trust staff and students are motivated and supported to develop their own skills, supporting each other to provide the very best education experience possible.
Kathryn Burns – CEO
The Big Class
Last half-term, The Forest Academy took part in the Big Class Challenge initiative, which aims to help and raise young people’s aspirations as part of the ‘Challenge the Impossible’ campaign from Teach First.
In September, some of our students had the opportunity to meet James Douglas, a member of Deloitte, who spoke to them about his career choices.
On Friday 13th October, some Year 10 students met with Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, who talked to them about careers and opportunities for progression.
This was a great experience for the students, which will undoubtedly have a long-term impact on their aspirations.
‘The MP talked to us about how he became an MP, how he is different from other MPs, his background and he also looked at clearing up a few stereotypes that we may have of MPs.The session was very inspiring and he gave us some career guidance, telling us we needed to choose our subjects now and decide the path we wanted to take’. Marwa Gheedan
Thank you to the TFA staff who took part in the video!
Will Thompson, Principal
Jo Coley, Teacher of Psychology and Science
Fozia Nasir, Teacher of English
Eleanor Williams, Teacher of English
KS4 – 2017
Progress and Attainment 2017
Progress 8 Prediction 0.12
KS4/5 – 2017
KS4 – 44.36% Attainment Score
KS4 – 59% 9 – 4 English & Maths
KS5 – 99% pass rate and 58% of grades A*-B
100% graded good or outstanding (against the Teachers’ Standards)
Summer of Success 2017
100% passes in:
Business & Enterprise,
Catering, Performance Skills
87% passes across all vocational subjects.
Maths – 70% success ratio.
English – 64% success ratio
KS4 – 2017
- Attainment 8: 53.14
- Progress 8: +0.52
- 82.3% 5A* C including English & Maths
- Progress in English: 0.45
- Progress in Maths: 1.37
KS5 – 2017
Progress in English: 0.45
Progress in Maths: 1.37
KS5 pass rates higher than national in all grade boards
ALPS 3 RED Excellent Progress
Seven students head to Oxbridge
30% students head to Russell Group Universities
Our Core Principles
The Beacon Academy Trust seeks to secure ‘Excellence for All’ in all of its schools.
The Beacon Academy educational model is based on three key principles:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the principals to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure its money is well spent.