Inspired by the generosity of parents and Old Bedalians, we will double the number of fully funded bursaries offered; this will increase access to a transformational education for more young people not available elsewhere in the state or independent sectors. In tandem, we will provide additional bespoke support for beneficiaries to help them and their families navigate a successful course through our school.
The newly formed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee will lead EDI improvements with particular attention to the curriculum, staff recruitment and admissions.
We will focus on more collaborations across the whole school to support student mentoring, particularly around transitions into Group 1 (Year 4) and Block 3 (Year 9), and to increase collaborative staff training for Pre-prep, Prep and Senior teachers to optimise the 3-18 learning journey and progressions through our schools.
We plan to further draw on the willingness of our parent and alumni bodies to support current students in exploring their options beyond Bedales. Parents and Old Bedalians provide rich experiences and useful perspectives to help students with their career and education choices and we will make these more readily accessible to our young people.
We will continue to develop local relationships that give back to the Petersfield community, finding more ways to share our facilities and expertise with local children and adults.