Please find below, statutory information which we are required to publish as of September 1st 2012 (according to the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 –No. 1124)
This information can be found in the local authority's website. Please click here to access this information.
Parents may access the most recent report about the school published by her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills on the Ofsted website. Below are copies of the most recent reports.
School Performance Data
The school's most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State can be found in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education's website. Please click here to access this information.
The aims of the school curriculum as stated in the Education Reform Act are:
“to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and society; and to prepare such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life”.
Yew Tree Primary embraces these aims and delivers a Learning Challenge Curriculum. Maximum use is made of the child’s natural curiosity. The teacher guides the pupil encouraging high standards in the development of the basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The needs of the children growing up in a literate and increasingly technological society are of the utmost concern to the staff. Each stage of learning is carefully planned so that from simple everyday situations children progress towards abstract notions.
Due to some of our classes being taught in mixed-age groups, we run our learning challenge curriculum on a two year cycle to ensure no repetition of content.
Further details of the curriculum for each year group can be found in the class pages.
View our Yearly Overviews here:
Reading and Phonics
Reading is obviously recognised as an essential element of all learning. We aim to teach the skills of reading and to foster a lifelong love of language. Children bring books home from their earliest days in school. We view the education of children as a partnership with parents and ask them to read with their children as often as possible. Early reading books are levelled carefully and children work systematically through each level at their own pace.
Key Stage one children will be heard to read in school as often as possible. Much of their reading will be done in English lessons, but individual reading will also occur. All of the children will bring books home to read and parents can comment in their reading records.
Children begin reading with Phonics Bug (the 100% phonically decodable reading scheme from Bug Club published by Pearson) and then move to Bug Club titles.
We follow the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme - (phases 1 to 6). Click here for the letters and sound website.
The measures determined by the headteacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (determination by headteacher of behaviour policy).
Pupil Premium Grant
Primary School's Sports Funding Grant
PE and school sport play a very important part in the life of Yew Tree Primary We believe that PE and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
Published below are details of how we have spent our PE and sports grant.
Charging and Remissions Policy
The school's charging and remissions policy determined by them under section 457 of EA 1996(a).
Please click below to read our equality objective statement.
Please click below to read our policies on safeguarding.
Compliments and Complaints Procedure
Please click below to read our policies on compliments and complaints.