Clevedon primary school shortlisted for national awards

Yeo Moor Primary School pupils and staff have been praised for the helping the school be recognised.

Yeo Moor Primary School pupils and staff have been praised for the helping the school be recognised. - Credit: Yeo Moor Primary School

Pupils and staff at a primary school in Clevedon have been praised by their headteacher after it received two award nominations from a national project this week.

Yeo Moor Primary School, in Kennaway Road, has been recognised for the leadership displayed and its work within the community.

It was nominated in the inspiring leadership and wider outcomes categories in the awards run by the Achievement for All Celebrating Every Child (ACEC).

The award winners will be announced at the ACEC’s conference on June 14.

Regardless of the result, Yeo Moor headteacher Roland Lovatt said he is delighted to see the endeavours of staff and children recognised by professionals from outside the school.

He said: “We are so delighted to get these nominations.

“Pupils and staff work so hard, with enthusiasm and creativity, and it is good for this to be acknowledged by outside organisations.”

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The primary school’s innovative approach to leadership secured it one of its nominations, with it being credited in part for an improvement in education results.

Yeo Moor has been a part of the Clevedon Learning Trust since 2014 and there has been an increase in the number of students obtaining top grades in examinations – from 47 to 66 per cent. Its disadvantaged pupils are also outperforming the national average and it has received the Achievement For All quality mark.

The ACEC nomination for the wider outcomes award highlighted some of the work the school does with pupils outside of the classroom too.

A gardening project has been run at Yeo Moor and required the school to engage with the community to secure funding and resources.

The award nominations are the second piece of good news the school has received in the past month.

The Regional Schools Commission recently visited the school and its inspectors were impressed with what they witnessed.

The methods employed by school staff, the educational curriculum offered to pupils and again the leadership from its management were all highlighted as areas of strength.