Pupil Committees

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Pupil voice is central to life at Bede’s.

Not only do we seek to understand the need to recognise the pressures and challenges of living as the iGen, we also believe that with privilege comes responsibility. Our pupils do not see themselves as empty vessels waiting to be filled, but rather they understand that they must be active in their education and in being prepared for healthy living in the 21st century.

Chapel Committee

We are excited about the formation of the new 2018-19 Chapel Committee. This group of 10-15 pupils will help the chaplaincy team as we seek to reflect a relevant message to the school community.

Service and Wellbeing Committee

The Service and Wellbeing Committee has evolved over the last 5 years, under the guidance of our School Chaplain, Rev Buckler, to become what we hope will continue to be a powerful voice of change.

For the academic year 2018-19, a select group of new school prefects will have the opportunity to meet regularly together to create our agenda for the coming year and lead this area of ‘pupil voice’ via the House Councils. With the support of the Chaplain this committee will be involved in the following 5 areas of school life:

Our vision

Service: At Bede’s we will be proactive, informed and generous in service to our communities

Mental Health: At Bede’s we will care about ourselves and others as we prepare to face the mental and emotional challenges of living as the iGen

Spiritual: At Bede’s we will understand the value of engaging with the big questions of life and will ensure that the school provides a reflective and supportive approach to beliefs & values, purpose & meaning

Responsible Living: At Bede’s we will deliver and engage with a practical and useful ‘toolkit’ for life

Equality: At Bede’s we will work passionately towards guaranteeing equality and celebrating diversity

Needless to say, these 5 areas include much of what is traditionally covered in PSHE and the S&WB Committee work with Rev Buckler (as Head of PSHE and Chaplain) to see how a healthy understanding of and a relevant, exciting and purposeful education about these fundamentally important areas of life can impact the school.

We look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Not only do we seek to understand the need to recognise the pressures and challenges of living as the iGen, we also believe that with privilege comes responsibility. Our pupils do not see themselves as empty vessels waiting to be filled, but rather they understand that they must be active in their education and in being prepared for healthy living in the 21st century.