The Academic Deputy Head

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At Bede’s, we truly treat pupils as individuals.

As no two pupils are the same, our school is geared towards enabling everyone to identify their personal passions and then acquire expertise in their specific areas of interest.

While achievements in public examinations are a major measure of success, it is our ultimate objective to ensure that Bede’s works for the pupils rather than the other way around. We have no interest whatsoever in raising ‘identikit’ children, and for this reason we offer a considered and diverse array of high quality courses both within the academic timetable and as part of our unique Co-Curricular Programme.

Pupil choice is paramount in every year group, underpinned by guidance from our team of Personal Tutors, with the end result being that one pupil's week at Bede’s will look markedly different to that of their peers.

To achieve these outcomes, we work closely with every pupil who joins us, whether they have a very clear idea of their ambitions or are unsure as to what they would like to achieve during their time at school, and really listen to their hopes, fears and aspirations.

Whether in the First Year, Fifth Form or Sixth Form, our whole approach to the curriculum emphasises openness and celebrates experimentation, with every pupil actively encouraged to take their time, try their hand at as many things as they can and come to understand that there is a world of opportunities open to them.

John Tuson
Children are not made in a factory, and thus they are not all the same. Where one will revel in the study of mathematics another will be happiest with a paintbrush in hand. It is a recognition of this endless variety that underpins all we do.

John Tuson, Academic Deputy Head and Deis House Tutor

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