ENJOY & EXCEL
Beaumont is a community school in the true sense of the term. We ensure that the transition from primary school is as smooth as possible, understanding that many new students joining us may feel apprehensive.
Experience tells us that students settle into Beaumont quickly and they benefit from the outstanding care and support given to them by the Head of Year 7 and our experienced team of Form Tutors. Our teams of Year 10 and Sixth Form mentors also play an integral role in helping everyone to feel part of the school, both before you join us and when you get here.
Members of our pastoral staff visit everyone who is joining our community in Year 7 to provide support and advice on making the transition to Beaumont.
We have found, through many years of experience, that students settle quickly into their tutor groups even if they are not always with their friends from primary school. We believe it is important for all students to meet new people and build new relationships.
All students become a member of one of our seven Houses, giving them an opportunity to meet and work with students of all ages and abilities throughout their school careers.
Admissions to Beaumont are managed by Hertfordshire County Council. Information on this process is available by telephone on 0300 123 4043, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the web at www.hertsdirect.org
Recognised At A National Level
Progress across the curriculum is excellent. We build effectively on prior learning, enabling students at Beaumont to achieve significantly better GCSE and A Level results than they would at the great majority of other schools. As a result, we open doors to prestigious university study and fulfilling careers.
The development of skills for life-long learning is a high priority for the school and has resulted in Skills4Success, a programme developed by Beaumont staff which places skills development at the heart of every student’s learning.
Skills4Success is born out of research and a belief that it is transferable skills, alongside academic achievement, which will provide our students with the best opportunities in life. This whole-school initiative has already been shared and recognised at a national level and has demonstrated a positive impact on developing students’ skills for independent learning.
The formal curriculum is supported throughout the year by a series of Curriculum Enrichment Days (CEDs) which encourage students to think and learn differently and they present them with opportunities and challenges which are not possible in the typical running of the school day. These days further develop students’ abilities to work with others in circumstances outside of the ‘normal’ lesson environment and often involve working with those outside their own year group.
The Beaumont Community
Beaumont is a warm and welcoming environment and we are proud of the outstanding community spirit which permeates the school. Visitors frequently comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere around the school, both inside and outside of lessons. All within our community have a responsibility to foster an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, safety and enjoyment.
The care we provide for our students is of paramount importance and during their time at Beaumont, students will experience a high level of support and guidance. This starts at the beginning of each day with their Form Tutor, whose responsibility it is to ensure that all members of our community are prepared and ready to start learning. Furthermore, we have a dedicated team of staff who are committed to meeting the pastoral needs of our students, supplemented by specialist external agencies if required.
Numerous opportunities exist for students to forge new friendships, through activities such as inter-House competitions and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, as well as the many lunchtime clubs on offer. Student leadership is strongly encouraged, an example of this being our annual ‘Rob’s Festival’ of music and sport, which raises money for the Prince’s Trust and is led by a team of Sixth Form students.
The decisions which students make at key points through the school are carefully prepared for, managed and supported. Option choices at Key Stages 4 and 5 provide opportunities for students to create their own pathways through their learning and we support this by delivering key information, advice and impartial guidance at the right time for informed choices to be made. The safety, well-being and enjoyment of all within our community are key to ensuring that all students excel.
Safeguarding procedures are integral to the day to day running of the school and all members of staff play an important role in ensuring that every student has the right level of care to meet their individual needs.