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Beauchamp is a well-established, highly successful, ethnically diverse comprehensive college; this has greatly enriched our daily college experience. Our diversity is celebrated as we learn together and from one another through our formal and informal curriculum.
We are a larger than average secondary school and the percentage of girls is lower than average, as is the percentage of students known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is much higher than that found nationally and they are in the majority. Many of these students speak English as an additional language but are fluent. The college has specialist status in technology and in vocational education.
Whilst we are all incredibly proud of our current students and recent achievements, we are also proud of the heritage of our college which began over 600 years ago in Kibworth Beauchamp; then as a Grammar School in Oadby and currently an Outstanding Community College. We seek to maintain and build on the standards and reputation which is extremely well established.
Our Journey With Educational Technology
Beauchamp College has a long history of technological innovation, including being one of the first colleges to be awarded Technology Status, so having a very well-established approach to online learning. Beauchamp first launched their Moodle based platform in 2004, all staff and pupils have accounts and a wide range of functionality is effectively utilised, some of these features include housing video clips, lesson recordings, schemes of learning, self-assessing quizzes, assignment submission and feedback including a voice based feedback.
Other technological developments led by Beauchamp include the production of a range of applications include an online payment system, a text and email messaging system and a system that helps parents and pupils stay organised by tracking the school timetable and helping students to manage and prioritise homework, all available via our own ‘Beehive’ portal and smartphone app.
So, the college utilises a hyper-converged environment leveraging both its on premise client-server network and blending this with carefully selected cloud-based solutions to provide staff, students and parents with a full range of technological solutions to support their day-to-day needs.
Beauchamp College and the Lionheart Trust are strong users of Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Teams is particularly well established and utilised for internal and external communications and live teaching to groups of pupils.
To find out more about how Beauchamp and the Lionheart Trust are supporting schools, visit their dedicated webpage.