The Beacon, Folkestone is a brand new purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre, cycle track and life skills house.
The Beacon is a mixed special school with 380 pupils aged between 3 and 19. We cater for students with profound and severe needs together with children experiencing moderate and complex learning needs arising out of a combination of needs in addition to cognition and learning. Pupils have one or more additional special needs including speech and language; social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders in addition to their cognition difficulties. Class sizes average 10 pupils in the primary department and 12 pupils at secondary level. Classes are supported with teaching assistants.
The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.
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