“Bede Academy is part of the Emmanuel Schools’ Foundation, with the shared mission to be: ‘Christian Ethos schools of character for the whole community.’.
We are delighted to have received the Kitemark+ award in recognition of the emphasis that is placed on holistic character growth, which sits alongside the pursuit of academic excellence. As a ‘character-first’ foundation we strive to cultivate good character as an end in itself; this raises expectations and supports high levels of performance.
Our work is characterised by the pursuit of excellence as we seek to make the most of the gifts and talents we have been given. We believe in human beings’ outstanding potential, creativity and capacity for good as each one is made ‘in the image of God’. We also acknowledge we all need instruction, motivation and practice if we are to nurture the virtues underpinning good character. Our inspiration for these virtues of love, wisdom, courage, fairness, self-control, humility and integrity is the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.”