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
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.
"The school and its staff continue to work very hard to give their pupils the best education possible and a superb level of pastoral care so that they learn well and are happy in school.
This is achieved through a superb commitment to providing the most inclusive of environments for all pupils and staff, encapsulated most recently by their adoption of a new vision that has built upon their previously excellent inclusive vision and the values that have come from this, where everyone in the school, pupils and staff, strive to create a school community where children and adults DREAMBIG to achieve Excellence for All’.
The values inherent in the school vision ensure that, pupils are: Determined, Resilient, Empowered. Adventurous, Motivated, Beautifully Behaved, Inclusive and Generous."
Assessor's Evaluation - IQM Flagship Report May 2020