beacon status


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beacon status

n
Brit a ranking awarded by the government to an organization, rendering it eligible for extra funding, and aimed at encouraging organizations to share good practice with each other
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The partnership has been awarded beacon status by the Home Office for its pioneering work with refugee and local women to develop training leading to lasting employment.
The authority is one of only 11 in the country to be selected to bid for Beacon Status, but will have to wait until April to find out if it has been successful.
It is one of 87 councils vying to be awarded beacon status by the government.
Longford Park Primary is only the fifth school in the city to be awarded beacon status by the government.
Midland councils are setting a shining example to other local authorities as record numbers apply for beacon status.
Mr Clarke helped the council to achieve Beacon Status for dealing with fuel poverty issues, and will form one of a panel of only five key speakers from across the UK.
The council's application for Beacon status was shortlisted by an independent Advisory Panel, who make recommendations to ministers, who then make the final decisions.
The school, recently awarded Beacon status for initial teacher training and the arts, has 382 pupils, including 78 part-time nursery and 79 with special needs.
The district council is one of 11 in the country to be selected to go forward to the next stage in a bid for Beacon status because of its successes in attracting new visitors.
Myton School, Warwick, and St Augustine's RC Primary, Kenilworth, have been given Beacon status by the Department for Education and Skills.
Knowsley, Liverpool, Wirral and Halton councils are celebrating after achieving beacon status which recognises all four as pace setters in local business.
Education Secretary Estelle Morris announced 47 across the region would receive beacon status and 11 would become specialist schools.