At Yew Tree Primary Academy, we strive to create a school community where children and adults DREAMBIG to achieve Excellence for All.
We are Determined
We are Resilient
We are Empowered
We are Adventurous
We are Motivated
We are Beautifully Behaved
We are Inclusive
We are Generous
We are determined: our teachers encourage us and we believe that with a ‘can do’ attitude and hard work, we can achieve our dreams; we want to learn and apply new skills, so that each of us can achieve our goals and support each other to achieve as part of the whole community.
We are resilient: our teachers encourage us to take risks and show courage and perseverance when faced with a challenges. We can effectively control our emotions, to keep going and try new ways to overcome any barriers, allowing us to be confident, independent learners who are thriving.
We are empowered: our teachers believe in us and set high expectations. We are confident in our understanding our rights and responsibilities as learners and citizens of the school and wider community. We are ambitious and take ownership of our own learning by asking questions, working independently and sharing our voice.
We are adventurous: our teachers encourage us to try new things and take risks in our learning; by accepting challenges that sometimes take us out of our comfort zone, trying different approaches to solving problems.
We are motivated: we are keen and enthusiastic; eager to learn new skills and enrich our knowledge of the world around us. We have inquisitive minds, seeking opportunities to extend our knowledge, build upon experiences and develop of skills and vocabulary needed to be active, responsible citizens within our community and beyond.
We are beautifully behaved: we fully engaged in our learning, allowing us to learn to our full capacity and with no ceiling. We know how to keep ourselves safe, develop positive relationships, encourage one another and celebrate individual success; being the best we can be in a thriving community.
We are inclusive: we know all learners are unique individuals and our curriculum ensures all learners are given learning experiences that match their individual needs; creating a learning environment that allows children to believe that there is no ceiling on their learning.
We are generous: we help each other when met with a challenge. We give our time and support to our local community and welcome new members to our school by sharing our values and experiences. We help the wider world by raising awareness and actively participating in wider world events.
At Yew Tree it is our intention that our curriculum is balanced, provoking intellectual curiosity through building knowledge, extending opportunities to raise aspiration by having high expectations for all.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure all learners are confident and resilient life-long learners. Ensuring each child continually practises taking risks; learning from mistakes and persevering towards their most ambitious goals with the qualities of mind empowering them to face any challenge. Children achieving whatever they put their mind to is at the heart of their learning journey at our school and beyond.
We plan for outdoor learning, external visitors and enrichment trips to support and enhance our learning opportunities, to ensure that learning is always first hand where possible. In addition, we plan a wide-range of extra – curricular activities that we offer to our learners, including physical and creative opportunities outside of the curriculum.
Our curriculum has the National Curriculum at its core, takes into account current research and focuses on the development of reading, oracy, and a rich bank of vocabulary to open doors. This ensures learners have the cultural capital to confidently and competently take their place in society: developing critical thinking and the ability to express their own thoughts, feelings and ideas.
At Yew Tree we believe that children can achieve personal excellence through the teaching and modelling of our core values of determination, resilience, empowerment, adventure, motivation, being beautifully behaved, inclusive and generous, which drive all aspects of school life. We provide learners with their own learning toolkit through our vision to DREAM BIG for Excellence for All.