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Yerbury is a World Class School – July 2021
We are delighted to announce that Yerbury has been awarded ‘World Class School’ Status by the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM), a charity and national awarding body WCSQM is a UK charity working to accredit the best non-selective state schools across the UK with the World Class quality mark accreditation.
I am very proud that Yerbury has been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark.
This is an award to recognise those schools who have already been judged as outstanding and have moved beyond this mark. It is different from an ofsted inspection or a results league table, in that they assess the pupils, not the school, and uses a framework of skills, competencies and characteristics that young people need to flourish in an emerging global economy. Their premise is that, where pupils can demonstrate these abilities, they are being supported by a thriving school and benefitting from aspects of the school curriculum and culture which go beyond easily measurable test outcomes.
There is more information about the qualities they have found in our world class pupils here: https://www.worldclass-schools.org/the-world-class-schools-quality-mark-framework/ .
Massive congratulations to all those who have been involved in achieving this impressive standard.
Chair of Governors
Dyslexia Friendly School status, awarded in 2017 and 2020 .
Gold Healthy Schools Award for outstanding contribution to improve well-being – July 2021
To achieve a Gold Award, schools have to provide evidence that they have significantly impacted change in two distinct areas across the school. Both of our focus activities were related to mental health. The first was to embed our Getting Back to Green approach. This is a programme (introduced in Year1) for teaching social and emotional skills, with an emphasis on providing children with the skills to express themselves, their feelings and personal experiences. The second focus was to support the older children in developing Digital Resilience. The aim of this is to give the children a better understanding of the positive and negative effects of social media on wellbeing and develop skills to help them make wise decisions when confronted with dilemmas online. Our children in Year 5 and 6 have had lessons on digital resilience and we are looking to develop this further next year and extend the scheme to children from Year 3 upwards.