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Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum to ensure students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential whilst also offering the flexibility to ensure it can be tailored for each individual student, offering a truly bespoke curriculum and learning journey.

Students in KS1-3 will develop their learning by accessing a range of subjects to enable them to successfully identify their strengths and interests and be ready for their KS4 journey. Students are encouraged to engage in and access a range of opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom to broaden their horizons and develop their cultural capital experience. Student's interests and views are gained throughout the year to develop and enrich the curriculum offered at Aurora Cedars School.

At Aurora Cedars School we utilise the THRIVE approach in school to underpin the curriculum. THRIVE is a dynamic, developmental approach to working with children that supports their emotional and social wellbeing. It is based on the latest research in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, drawing on research into the role of creativity and play in developing emotional resilience.

The programme was created by a multi-agency team, with experience of being teachers, advisers, Ofsted inspectors, social workers, family therapists, foster and adoption specialists across education and care settings. They have drawn together their experience with theories and research to create this rich resource. THRIVE draws on an understanding of six “building blocks” of development and growth that comes online sequentially and remains throughout life.

We have developed an Active Citizens Curriculum which runs alongside our academic and THRIVE curriculum. Active Citizens focuses on the whole child, their experiences, challenges, and opportunities both within and outside of school. Active Citizens includes outdoor education experiences, community opportunities and personal challenges. Our students and families love it!