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Beacon’s Golden Apples

01 May 2019   |   Beacon Academy

Beacon teacher Robert Burnett was crowned ‘Inspirational Secondary School Teacher of the Year’ at the Golden Apple Regional Teaching Awards held at the Forest Pines Hotel in Scunthorpe.

Rob was recognised for ensuring vulnerable students made the daunting transition from Primary to Secondary school using an immersive project based approach to learning. Rob now leads a team of Primary practitioners at Beacon to support three groups of students in Year 7. The judges commented that “all Secondary Schools need a Mr Burnett”.

Beacon Head Boy Bailey Greetham-Clark won the ‘Under 16 Student of the Year’ Award. Bailey had a troubled start to his Secondary education, attending two Secondary Schools both of whom encouraged him to find an alternative. Bailey then spent 2 years in Elective Home Education before starting Beacon, initially on a part-time basis at the end of Year 9. Bailey is now the Head Boy at the Academy and also has Team GB boxing ambitions. He is the Northern Area Boxing Champion for his age group at Light Welterweight and fought in the national final. The judges chose Bailey for overcoming barriers and adversity.

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