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I have seen an example of a cover letter for Learning Support Assistant and found the sentence

"I would look forward to be where I can be part of a team providing a beacon of outstanding practice" Just not quite sure what it means? Any other explanations would be greatly appreciated.
  • owlman5

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    Hello, Christin August 88.

    To me, it sounds like a long-winded way to say: I look forward to being part of a team that provides a good example for others.

    "Practice" here should refer to the practice or method of teaching used by these people.

    Here's a definition for the figurative use of "beacon" from MW: 4 : a very clear or conspicuous signal or indication : a monumental indication often serving as a source of light and inspiration <the beacon to the oppressed of all countries -- Adrienne Koch> <a beacon for creative artists the world over -- A.R.Katz>

    *MW "beacon." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.
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