CEDARS Short Stay School


The impact we have on our pupils relies upon a flexible and individualised curriculum. In Physical Education at Cedars aims to give pupils an understanding and experience of a range of sports and develop a healthy attitude towards exercise; with the ability to work as an individual or in a team situation. We have has recently acquired a fantastic new facility in our Multi Use Games Area which allows for the first time for PE sessions to take place on Site. Pupils also benefit from using the MUGA during break and lunch times.

The sports are covered in approximately six-week blocks, building on skills each week and encouraging competitive play where appropriate.  Racquet, individual and team sports both are covered and include-

Badminton               Basketball

Hockey                    Trampolining

Cricket                     Martial Arts

Football                    Athletics

Throughout the lessons, aspects of fair play and teamwork are stressed and actively encouraged. Sportsmanship and camaraderie are essential social skills, which pupils must possess and develop within both sport and everyday life.

The PE department is a member of the North Staffordshire Special Schools Sports Association (NSSSSA), organises, and takes part in a wide range of Interschool competitions.  This enables our more gifted pupils the opportunity to play at a higher level and experience competition outside the relative safety of their usual school environment.

To further enhance our teaching, when appropriate, we endeavour to invite specialist coaches to deliver lessons and support staff.  These regularly include coaches from Staffordshire Schools Football Association and Staffordshire Schools Cricket Association.

To ensure a broad curriculum pupils are given the opportunity to take part in an Outdoor Activity programme, which runs throughout the year. Specialist Instructors lead the pupils in various activities including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, raft-building, walking, scrambling, climbing, caving, orienteering, abseiling and camp craft.