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Cedar Children’s Academy
I’m fiercely proud of our schools, we put the children first in everything that we do. We believe wholeheartedly that our pupils can do whatever they set their mind to.
We want all children to master our CEDAR attributes. They are for the pupils to be Considerate (kind, respectful of others, thoughtful, empathetic and tolerant), Enthusiastic (motivated, excited to learn, willing to try, positive and curious), Determined (know they can do it, be a problem solver, be resourceful and show ambition), Assured (happy to be in school, confident, brave, not over reliant on adults and willing to take risks) and Resilient (not willing to give up, wanting to have another go, overcoming barrier and setbacks).
As a Thinking School, we strive to make all learning irresistible, we provide an educational framework that promotes the development of effective habits and cognitive structures. Thinking Maps, Keys and Hats are embedded in our curriculum to help our children make decisions, structure their thoughts and order their answers. We use these throughout the school, from our youngest thinkers in Nursery right up to Year 6.
At Cedar, we believe in a strong partnership between the school and the parents – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are relentless in pursuing the best and show love, care and hope for all our pupils.
Top three things you need to know about Our Trust
1. WHO THEY ARE: You may hear us referring to our Trust as TSAT, this stands for Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Affectionately nicknamed Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name for the 17 schools in Our Trust, The schools within Our Trust are situated across Medway, Deal and Hampshire.
2. WHY A THINKING SCHOOL IS THE ONE FOR YOUR CHILD: A Thinking School challenges students to think deeply about their thinking, to be their best self and to gain the knowledge, tools and skills to shape their success in a life beyond school. The children and young people we’re presently educating will retire around 2070. According to experts most of the jobs our children will have don’t even exist yet, and this is why developing skills to think independently and become life-long learners is so important.
3. HOW A THINKING SCHOOL WORKS: Our cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a ‘one size fits all’. Each and every member of the TSAT family is equally as important and shares a direction and ethos; put simply, we believe that we are stronger together. Our schools work with each student so they are aspirational and ready to move forward and understand their role within their local community and beyond. The Thinking School approach to education is unique and we believe that it genuinely transforms the life chances of our children, teaching them the critical thinking skills they need to be resilient in life after school.
IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDS OUR NURSERY PLEASE READ THIS
Applications must be made for children attending our Nursery.
Even though your child may have attended Cedar’s Nursery this does NOT secure a full time place in reception.
Application must be done via Medway Council. Please see the information below regarding applications to the reception. Parents can apply directly to the school to have their child’s name put on the school’s waiting list.
Chartwells are the caterers at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Their team are innovative in their commitment to finding imaginative new ways to enhance the student experience, making school dinners and snacks not only delicious and nutritious but also appealing.
The food is prepared from fresh, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. All Chartwells menus are compliant with the School Food Standards as set out in the School Food Plan and approved by a qualified nutritionist.
A school uniform is vital for a student to feel a part of something, it improves concentration and fosters a sense of pride, especially when they wear it outside of school. We are very proud of our uniform, it greatly enhances the standards of our school. We ask all children to dress in school colours of dark green for jumpers and cardigans, white shirts, teamed with dark grey trousers or skirt.
Would you like to know more?
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03333 602 105