General Curriculum Information
The curriculum and everyday life of the school provides for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils.
Our curriculum is based around the principles of creative thinking: developing the ability to question, make connections, innovate, problem solve and reflect critically. Learning is designed to excite learners’ imaginations, extend horizons and meet intellectual needs. We support the need for high standards in literacy, numeracy and technology that enable pupils to have a secure foundation for future learning. We encourage pupils to explore links between subjects and wider aspects of learning.
Progress is assessed in many different ways including statutory tasks and tests. Teachers measure children’s progress day to day through marking, assessing practical work, listening to their explanations and comments and by asking and answering questions. Working alongside pupils in lessons, identifying misunderstandings and addressing errors is all part of the process. Teachers give children verbal and written feedback, as well as share with them their achievements against lesson objectives. We encourage the pupil to be part of the learning process and help them to understand their own strengths and areas for development through self-assessment.
The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our pupils for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.
We believe that the enrichment opportunities offered by the Trust complement the Curriculum in order to make the overall learning journey at Cedar Road an exciting, relevant and inspiring educational experience for every child.
Cedar Road we recognise that while online technology is fantastic for learning and for fun, it’s really important to stay safe, so we are committed to helping children manage e-safety. We help children to ‘be SMART’.
: stay afe – don’t give out your personal information to people, places or websites you don’t know and trust.
: don’t eet up – meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous; always check with an adult you trust.
:ccepting emails, files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know can cause problems for you and your technology.
: eliable? Check information found online before you believe it; is the person or the website telling the truth?
: ell someone – tell an adult you trust if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable.
Whether it’s on a tablet, smartphone, games console or computer, most children will spend most of their online time at home, so it’s really important they can manage e-safety themselves. Adults at home can help by:
monitoring how long your children spend online
talking to your children about their online activities
knowing how to set up parental locks on any device that can get online