CEDARS Short Stay School

Life in Modern Britain


Life in Modern Britain

CEDARS Short Stay School actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is done through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, through the inclusion of our well-rounded programme of Assemblies, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, extra-curricular activities and work within our local community

Through our provision we endeavour to:-

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • This is developed via; Assemblies, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, rewards and sanctions policy, presentations in class and class assemblies.
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • This is developed via; PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, Humanities lessons, Assemblies School policies for the welfare, health and safety, Behaviour policy ,sanctions and rewards, Praise assemblies
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • This is developed via; Day to day school life via implementing the behaviour policy, annual charity fund raising activities such as Christmas shoe box appeal, Poppy appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Sports relief, Newcastle food bank.
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • This is developed via; Assemblies, pupils vote every year to uphold the 2 minute silence for Remembrance every 11th November, various external visitors for assemblies, police, fire service, Transport police etc. PSHCE and Citizenship lessons.
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • This is developed via; Assemblies, cultural days, Humanities and PSHCE lessons.
  • enable students to understand and appreciate the history, heritage and wide ranging cultural influences that underpin our individual and shared experience of life in modern Britain.
  • This is developed via; Remembrance day assembly and other Commemorative Assemblies, Cultural city trips to London and Liverpool. History and English curriculum and various fund raising activities..
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • This is developed via: school behaviour policy, rewards and sanctions, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, Assemblies.
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
  • This is developed via; School council elections, interviews for Prefects and student voice panels.
  • enable our students to develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about the world around them and participate actively in artistic, sporting or cultural activities.
  • This is developed via; SchoolTheatre trip at Christmas, sporting fixtures, Field trips, Library, Maths Challenge, KS3 residential,

We believe that if our students are able to develop all of the skills and qualities listed above, then this will allow them to participate fully in life in Modern Britain.