It is my absolute honour and privilege to introduce
myself as the Headteacher of Yardleys School. Our aims are simple: we strive
for academic excellence, want to educate the whole child and place
collaboration at the heart of our school. We are extremely proud of our
students and the diverse, multi-cultural community they represent. We are proud
of our teaching and support staff and the dedication and hard work they show to
get the best for every child. We are proud of our governors for their selfless
determination and generosity of spirit to support the school. We are also, of
course, proud of our strong partnership with our parents and carers for their
support and the trust they place in us to keep their child safe, nurtured,
cared for and giving them the best educational experience.
Our school culture is underpinned by the ‘Yardleys
Charter’, a set of principles to which our whole community adheres. These are:
being ready to learn; being respectful to others; being responsible. We want to
develop a sense of pride in young people and their achievements and to build a
community that cares for others. We believe in education in the widest sense.
We want pupils to be curious, independent thinkers and to try new experiences.
A wide range of activities outside lessons are provided to all pupils including
visiting speakers, trips, careers advice, competitions, clubs, sports, arts,
charitable work and extra tuition.
We think we have something special here at Yardleys, but
our recipe for success is simple. We work as a team, parents, students, staff
and governors, to ensure everyone strives to reach their potential. Our young
people deserve the very best care, support, education and guidance to succeed
in the challenges of a global world; we take that responsibility extremely