Welcome and Introduction

It is a privilege to be Principal of Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy and to lead the Academy on the next stage in its journey. As a parent of two teenagers, I have high expectations of them and their Academy; I will apply the same high standards as your Principal.My pledge to all parents, carers and families is simple but powerful: a guarantee we do all we can to ensure each student leaves well-educated and with confidence, aspiration, self-esteem and an eager readiness to embark on their next steps. Thank you for entrusting us with their care, safety and learning.
Our philosophy and practice is based on unconditional positive regard: everyone is welcome at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy; everyone is valued and everyone has a voice. We are caring, inclusive and have high expectations of our students, ourselves and each other. Students are always at the heart of what we do. We never make or accept excuses and are relentless in our pursuit of solutions to any challenges and attaining the highest standards.
Our Academy is an open and happy place to learn and work and our door is always open to visitors who would like to see, support or experience our work.

Simon Hawkins BSc(Econ), MA
Principal