In Knights House, we value everyone equally.
The ethos of Knights House is one of awareness, tolerance and acceptance of those around us.
Each Knight is expected to value others, however different, and to treat all with kindness and sensitive consideration.
We all need a quiet pride in ourselves, and we should not shy away from demonstrating our talents and do not favour or value the talents or achievements of one individual over another. Indeed, we must all feel humble in the presence of other individuals, each of whom, in their different ways, is superior.
In Knights House we believe that qualifications and achievements in academic studies or extra-curricular activities alone count for nothing, if the individual cannot empathise with those they share their community with.
A community is measured on its treatment of its weakest members. We all have strengths and must use them to support the most vulnerable of those around us.
Participation in interhouse activities helps pupils feel a sense of belonging and helps build relationships, especially across age groups.
There is the expectation that each Knight should participate when asked, irrespective of ability.
Above all, Knights House is a happy place to be, and each Knight has a responsibility to help to create and maintain the friendly, relaxed and safe environment within the house.
“ I feel immense enjoyment seeing pupils achieve things that they never thought possible, whether that's on the sports field or in the classroom. ”
Andrew Waterhouse, Knights Housemaster and Teacher of Accounting
2 July 2019
First Year, Fifth Form, Bloomsbury House, Camberlot House, Charleston House, Crossways House, Deis House, Dorms House, Dorter House, Knights House
Hundreds of First Year and Lower Fifth pupils volunteered for a range of local charities for our Make a Difference Day.
5 December 2018
Yesterday, a group of pupils from Stud and Knights volunteered their time to pack bags of food for local disadvantaged families.
19 October 2018
Marie Boyer, Lower Sixth, reports on this year's House Music Competition, which saw fantastic performances from all groups.
Knights House staff
“I feel immense enjoyment seeing students achieve things that they never thought possible, whether that's on the sports field or in the classroom.”
Andrew Waterhouse, Knights Housemaster and Teacher of Accounting and Business Studies
“My hope and ambition as a teacher is to inspire my pupils to be inquisitive and instil within them the desire to always want to find out more.”
Taf Mpandawana, Deputy Knights Housemaster and Teacher of Science
“My job is to help young people to see Maths, in the words of the great Albert Einstein, as the poetry of ideas. What more could a person look for in a vocation?”
Nicholas Abrams, Head of STEM and Knights House Tutor
“A strong, co-operative spirit is the rock upon which a thriving educational institution is built.”
John Berryman, Teacher of History, Politics and Religious Studies and Knights House Tutor
“Aside from academia, I believe in helping students to develop social skills and encourage them to cooperate, share and help others.”
David Caryer, Director of Football, Teacher of Physical Education and Knights House Tutor
“I relish the opportunity to enable young people to think creatively - not just about art but about how they live their lives.”
Carol Parris, Teacher of Art and Knights House Tutor
“The pleasure in teaching History and Politics is not in providing students with answers, but encouraging them to ask questions about the past, present and the future.”
Graeme Parker, Head of Government and Politics, Teacher of History and Knights House Tutor
“I am deeply passionate about the kind of education available to children at Bede's. It is extremely rare for a school to offer so much to its pupils.”
Martin Vaux, Teacher of English and Knights House Tutor
“My job provides me with the opportunity to work alongside wonderful young people and assist them on their journey to discover their talents and grow as a person.”
Mandy Waterhouse, Teacher of Business Studies, Assistant Director of Studies (GCSE), and Knights House Tutor