Additional Needs Academy

Mission Statment

“Additional Needs Academy is aimed at enabling young people with disabilities or special educational needs, from both Cedars School and surrounding areas, to access a variety of stimulating and challenging sporting activities.”

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Gym

Head Coach, Justin Butt

Justin is a member of Learning Support at Cedars Upper School and works with SEN students on a daily basis in various subjects along with PE.  He is a keen sportsman and participates in many different activities including PE.

Start Date:  Wednesday 27 January 2016 and then on the last Wednesday of each month.

It will be a fun mix of games, sporting activities and challenges and will be fully differentiated so as to offer accessibility for all, regardless of ability level.

Come along and give it a try!

For further information please email: [email protected]

Cedars Additional Needs Academy participated for the first time on Friday 29th January 2016 in the Beds FA’s Ability Counts Football.  This is an initiative set up by Beds FA to give students with varying degrees of disability the opportunity to participate in competitive football with an emphasis on enjoyment and social interaction. Cedars was entered into the SEN league and competed in the People’s Cup. This consisted of matches against 8 other schools in our league. Each match was 12 mins and 7 aside.

Our team for the day pictured above with Justin Butt and Liam Broxup are:

Erin Lathwell, Ayo Akinbobola, Jake Bridgstock, Sam Ballad, Byron Brooks, Stuart Lambert (C), Alanis Bateman, Logan Boon, Jamie Randall and Adam Critcher.

We won 5, drew 1 and lost 1.  We ended as runners up with each of our team receiving medals at the end of the tournament.

The students had a great day, all got stuck in and really enjoyed it. Special note goes to Jake Bridgstock, and to Ayo Akinbobola for his goal from the halfway line, the player of the tournament was Erin Lathwell.

With thanks to Liam Broxup for driving the mini-bus and all his fantastic help on the day.

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On Friday 12th February, we took an unchanged team, everyone was excited to be playing again.  This was a league fixture consisting of 5 matches, each lasting 12 mins and 7 aside. The winning streak continued.

We won 5, Lost 0, scored 28 and conceded 1.

A huge congratulations to the team.  Special note to Byron “Brooksy” Brooks in goal and Adam Critcher, our rock at the back

Again thanks to Liam for his fantastic help on the day.

We roll on!

Justin Butt
Learning support



Come along and enjoy some exciting sporting activities, fun games and challenges and make some new friends in the process!

It will be a great opportunity for you to get a flavour of the academy and find out what we have to offer.

Remember to wear appropriate clothing, bring a drink, and most importantly remember you are coming to have fun!