4 Pillars of Personal Development at Cedars Upper School
This highlights the extensive opportunities that students will have during their time at Cedars Upper School. Students have been encouraged to take as many opportunities as they can to get the most out of school and to extend their learning and experiences beyond the classroom.
Super curricular: Learning Beyond Lessons
Super-curricular is different from extra-curricular. Extra-curricular activities are those outside of their chosen topic, and unrelated to students’ studies, whereas super-curricular activities take the subjects they study further, beyond what they have learnt at school.
Each subject area has developed a super curricular poster to support students in taking their learning beyond their lessons. Click the link to the department of your choice:
In addition to this we also have a range of guest speakers on areas of interest such as Parliament, the Army, links to the NHS and so on. Students should keep up today with their google classrooms which will be used to share ways they can extend their knowledge and passion for their subjects.
Personal Development in the Curriculum
This is where we aim to develop our students’ knowledge, understanding and character through programmes such as tutor time and RSHE. for example lessons which develop our value of respectful on LGBTQ+ issues, sexual harrassment and so much more.
We also support students in giving them the tools to prevent and manage your own well being. Click here for more information on our Student Support Centre (SSC)
In every curriculum area we are implicitly developing our school values to create, engaged, determined, aspirational, respectful and successful.
Interactions with the working world
At Cedars we are fortunate to be able to offer students guidance at all key points of their educational career such as:
- 1:1 support with your Post 14 (yr9) and 16 (yr11) options
- Impartial careers advice in year 11 with 4YP
- Personal statement support from tutors and teachers at 6F
- Post 16 and 18 options fayre in January
- Year 10 Careers day in July
- Year 9 ‘Take your child to work day’ in July
- As well as guest speakers in assemblies, small groups, trips, webinars and visits.
For more information on our Careers Provision please click here
Extracurricular: Experiences beyond lessons
We have a number of leadership opportunities available
- Student council representative
- Student interviewers
- At 6F to be a subject leader, Ear4U2 mentor or senior student.
- Equality Ambassadors
- Student voice- Click here for more information
In addition we have a broad range of extracurricular activities at lunch and afterschool as well as opportunities beyond the school day such as Duke of Edinburgh and many school trips. Click here for more information
We are hosting an options fayre on the 13th of January 2.15-3.15pm for business, colleges and apprenticeships. This is an opportunity to speak with our year 11s, 12s and 13s about the career opportunities that they could have with you. If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs Salamone by email- see the flyer for more details. If you are unable to attend but would like to support us in ensuring our students have a broad understanding of the opportunities available to them, please do get in touch.