Values and ethos
We are striving to create a world class Catholic education that encourages our students to want to make the world a better place. We will underpin this vision with values of love, faith and hope.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
At St Bede’s we believe that we are part of God’s creative process, providing the opportunity for each individual to flourish in order to serve the Common Good
The guiding principles of our Catholic shared vision of life:
That we are all made in the image and likeness of God;
That the ultimate role model for being a full human being is the person of Jesus Christ.
Enabled by the Holy Spirit, we strive to make these principles a lived reality.
Through collective worship, assemblies, daily school routines, curriculum and policies we will reflect the values of the Gospels.
Our relationships will be guided by the Gospel values as described by Jesus in the Beatitudes: Faithfulness, Integrity, Dignity, Compassion, Humility, Gentleness, Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Mercy, Purity, Holiness, Tolerance, Peace, Service, Sacrifice. (Matthew 5:1-12)
As a school community we are active in taking responsibility for others, those in our community and those in need around us locally, nationally and internationally.
We will nurture the growth of each pupil in our care through the artistic, academic, creative, practical, social, moral, physical and spiritual aspects of school life.
We will be a place of welcome by demonstrating God’s love to all who come into our school community. We will achieve this through working with all people of goodwill, particularly parents, families and the Church.
We will reflect the beauty of God’s creation through aspiring to excellence in all we do.
Prayer is the primary way in which we grow in relationship with God. Staff and pupils at St Bede’s pray together often. This happens daily in form time, and also in weekly assemblies, half termly year group Masses, in our Easter and Christmas services. Twice a year the whole school celebrates Mass together in the school hall.
These routines of Collective Worship also aim to promote an attitude of love, care, respect, tolerance and acceptance based on the values of the Gospels. Pupils plan and participate in collective worship as much as possible. Our chaplain works with staff and students to plan prayer and collective worship which is appropriate and relevant.
Collective Worship Resources