Welcome to the Cedars Academy! We are part of the Lionheart Academies Trust, a Leicestershire-based Multi Academies Trust steeped in traditions of academic excellence and holistic development. We are extremely proud of the high standards and aspirations of our young people which, coupled with inspirational teaching, means pupils show a positive attitude to their learning. Through working hard and aspiring to excellence, we achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils. It is these high standards that have placed the Cedars Academy in the top third of schools in Leicestershire for Progress 8.
We want every pupil to aspire to excellence. We recognise that our aspirational learners need opportunities to progress. Whether this be through inspirational teaching of the GCSE and A-level curriculum, or through working closely with our STEM partners on programmes which place a strong emphasis on exploring STEM career routes. We also work with the Brilliant Club, offering our most able pupils the opportunity to study with a University to complete a thesis, designed to inspire and prepare pupils to apply for prestigious universities. It is these high standards which lead to attainment in all areas.
At the Cedars Academy, we seek to remove any barriers to attainment. Inspirational teaching allows students to make progress in their learning, whilst our high standards ensure pupils achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all that we do, each and every pupil will succeed
We are committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from our staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives. We are a driven institution where pupils’ success lies at the core of all planning. We are aspirational, bold and ambitious for pupils’ futures.
At the Cedars Academy, our mission is for pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, to make outstanding progress. We are committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence. Moreover, inspirational teaching, coupled with vibrant and exciting extra-curricular opportunities, ensures our pupils aspire to excellence in all that they do. These key values put pupil success at the core of our work.
The aim of the Year Group Councils and The Cedars Executive Council is to work in partnership with the Board of Governors, Senior Leadership Team, teaching staff and parents for the benefit of the whole school community. The Councils seek to build a relationship based on mutual respect and trust, and support the staff, management and parents in their efforts to create and maintain an environment conductive to educational and personal development.
All pupils attending our school are deemed to be eligible to be members of the Pupil Council at all levels.
The Councils will undertake a programme of activities which will support The Cedars Academy. In planning activities the Councils will consult with the Senior Leadership Team and the Pupil Council Liaison Teacher.
The Councils will meet at least once a half term during the academic year. Although, meetings can also be called by pupil representatives or staff as often as is necessary. When making a decision any member of the council may call for a vote to be held. Where possible the Councils will inform all pupils in the Academy of decisions that need to be made and hold referendums. A member of SLT, the Pupil Council Liaison Teacher or Heads of Year may attend any meeting in a non-voting capacity.
The Councils have the right to remove a member if that member fails to attend meetings without a valid reason or is not committed to the work or the aims of the pupil councils. The member must be given at least one weeks’ notice of the proposal and must be allowed to address the council in their defence.