The Beacon Multi-Academy Trust are delighted to announce that all of our schools have been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools School Mental Health Award, with Beal High School (BHS) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH), being awarded Gold standard, and The Forest Academy (TFA) awarded at Silver standard.

All our schools have been recognised as providing excellent support for the young people who attend, with the wellbeing of all students at the heart of our vision and ethos.

The award is not only about commitment but also recognises that the school structures, environment, ethos and culture is one that supports positive mental health and wellbeing, it is a credit to all those who have been involved in creating a great place to learn.

Pupils have been recognised for their leadership, support of one another and supporting others in the charity work and awareness they raise on issues affecting their community and others such as supporting those who were affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster, shoebox appeals, supporting sickle cell charities and other events that recognise events and conditions that directly affect students within the school.

We teach our students how to maintain their mental health and wellbeing but are also aware of the need to maintain the school as a mentally healthy environment.

We are proud of all the students and staff and thank them for all of their contribution and continued hard work and support.