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Principles of our Curriculum

Principles of Yewdale School Curriculum



  • Develop lifelong skills which drive a love of learning / thirst for knowledge /
  • Grow an understanding of ourselves, each other, the world and our place in it
  • Nurture curiosity and creativity that feed the imagination
  • Cultivate aspiration through motivation, excitement and self-belief
  • Instill Respect, Responsibility and Resilience


Principles of our curriculum:


In line with mastery learning, we will focus on depth before breadth in every subject area so that pupils can attain proficiency and study the curriculum with confidence.


Teach pupils Personal Learning and Thinking Skills so that they become successful and motivated learners, internationally minded confident and responsible citizens.


Develop and nurture collaborative learning within the Trust so that pupils develop social skills,


Endorse high quality project based learning so that pupils are motivated by real purposes and real audiences from which high quality learning is produced, less abstract more concrete.


Promote feedback which allows pupils time to engage, reflect and review – including peer and self evaluation so that they are capable of improving their own learning.


Ensure oracy is at the heart of the curriculum so that our pupils are able to express themselves fluently, grammatically and confidently.


Develop social and emotional learning so that our pupils are self aware, foster positive relationships and achieve personal well-being.


Participate in the arts so that our pupils develop artistically and creatively


Provide an experience rich curriculum so that all pupils can pursue personal interests and talents


Digital technology is used effectively and creatively so that pupils are digitally fluent and equipped for life.


Enable our pupils to demonstrate learning in different ways, not always pages in an exercise book but photographs, posters, products presentations and performances


Foster a growth mindset in our pupils so that they have the strength of character to persevere.