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Halewood school achieves two prestigious awards

by Jonathan Kearney

Yew Tree Primary Academy in Halewood has been recognised with two prestigious awards.

The school has been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools and has also achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status (Third Year).

In awarding the Inclusion Quality Mark, assessors said Yew Tree “represents everything that is best about inclusive practice.”

The report said: “There is a palpable sense of a school that is highly successful and inclusive. Yew Tree represents everything that is best about inclusive practice. All staff led by the principal, and her senior team have an acute understanding of its context and a driving passion to support and have high aspiration for all their pupils and families in their local community.

“In terms of inclusion Yew Tree Primary Academy is a superb school in the broadest possible sense. Inclusion, care, nurture, and support are at the heart of its approach and is naturally ingrained in every aspect of the school and its life. It is a setting that prides itself on providing the best for everyone who is involved and is, a vibrant, caring, and friendly place to attend as a pupil and as a member of staff within a superb learning environment.”

Wellbeing Award

In awarding the Wellbeing Award, assessors recognised “the wellbeing of all is one of the central principles of the school and there is a commitment to support wellbeing across the whole school community.”

Becky O’Hanlon, Principal at Yew Tree Primary Academy, said: “Emotional Health and wellbeing is a core value of our school community and we are committed to working together effectively to remove the stigma of mental health. We have been able to use the award process as a diagnostic tool, empowering us to further support our children, staff, families and local community.”

The Wellbeing Award is a nationally recognised programme and supported by charities such as the Anna Freud Centre, Young Minds, Heads Together and the Time to Change mental health campaign.