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We strive to inspire and motivate young adults to be effective users of digital devices.

One might argue that the children of today are so immersed in technology that the skills they need are developed naturally through everyday use of the tools they access.  We disagree, and strongly believe that Bede's children should be amongst those that are responsible for producing the software of tomorrow, rather than just restricted to the confines of a corporate interface that someone else has designed. 

With this in mind, we are passionate about teaching children not only how to use today's office software, but also place emphasis on designing new products and understanding the magic that goes on underneath that hard shell. 

This empowers them to make the most of a future in which technology will be ubiquitous, and a high familiarity with it essential.

It is always difficult to predict those skills children of this age will need many years from now, particularly when it comes to the areas of ICT and Computer Science. 

If one likens a computer to a car, then one assumes that, in order to be productive and competitive in the workplace, they will all need to know how to operate a car. 

There are a few however, who will also need to know what happens underneath the bonnet, so that businesses are kept running and the roads kept safe for us all. 

These mechanics, these technologists, are the children we see coming from Bede's.

Peter Barclay
I am passionate about teaching children not only how to understanding the magic of computing but also in empowering them to make the most of a future in which technology will be ubiquitous.

Peter Barclay, Head of Computing, Assistant Head of Year 4 and Year 6 Form Teacher

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