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Welcome to Yewlands Technology College, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy, now embarking upon its third year.

​In September 2013 we appointed our new Executive Headteacher Alan Yellup, who will be working with us to raise attainment across the school. Read more about Alan and his track record for school improvement.

Yewlands aims to provide all young people with a world class education, preparing them for life in a 21st century global world. Every student is important to us.

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The students have been involved in so many events and activities in and out of school that we are overwhelmed with the number of good news stories we wish to share with you. In recognition of these achievements a celebratory mini newsletter will be issued to all parents and carers early in the summer term and, as always, we will be issuing our more detailed Yewtube and Family of Schools Newsletter later on in the term. A selection of the stories are shown below.

    

​Young FA Cup Presenter of the Year

Jake Humprey.jpgJoseph Hatfield, Year 10 was announced as the Young FA Cup Presenter of the Year on Thursday 10 April. Joseph became aware after receiving a surprise visit by Jake Humphrey, BT Sports Presenter, who attended a special assembly in honour of Joseph’s achievement.  

Commenting on the news, Joseph said: “I’m gobsmacked! I stepped into the School Hall saw my Headteacher and then out popped Jake Humphrey. I can’t wait to get to Wembley I just hope I’ll be reporting on the Blades. I’ll be filming a short segment alongside Jake for the FA Cup Final, which is amazing as it’s my ambition to be a football presenter. I’ve had my family behind me and all my school mates, Wembley here I come!” 

Joseph will now be part of the broadcaster’s FA Cup coverage on 17 May.

Talent Show 

Talent Show.jpgThis week, school held its annual Yewlands ‘Got Talent’ Show.  Thank you to everyone who took part or supported the event.  It was a huge success and the atmosphere was “gemazing” according to Anna Baranowski, Year 8. First place went to Jamie Riley, Year 9 for street dancing, with second prize going to Jake Gough, Year 10 for his singing.  He was 0.5 point away from coming joint first!  Third prize went to Amy Millar, Year 11 for singing (in Italian) and Mia Parrot, Year 7 for singing.

Celebratory Breakfast

On Friday, 11 April 2014 a celebratory breakfast was held for members of the Year 8, 9 and 11 Football Teams to celebrate their team's successes throughout this season. The Year 8 team are league and South Yorkshire Cup Champions. The Year 9 team have gained promotion to the Premier Division and the Year 11 team have been unbeaten all season!  They would have gained promotion, but sadly they will be leaving Yewlands at the end of the summer term.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Winners of the Innovation Challenge

On Tuesday, 8 April Mr Sowerby took a group of students to Blue Shed and they came back to school as champions of the Innovation Challenge through their work with JRI Orthopaedics. 

Well done to everyone involved.  

Chain Reaction National Conference

On Monday 31 March, students from Year 9 visited Sheffield Hallam University to take part in in the Chain Reaction National Conference to present their science project work.  This event has been carried out internationally by schools in 12 countries across Europe and Africa.Groups of students presented their findings to a conference hall of over 200 students, teachers and scientists and then went on to present their research posters to a team of critics.Well done to all students involved but especially to the following students whose work was shortlisted for the International Conference in May: Lauren Gregory, Lia Main, Oliver Mitchell, Josh Ruston, Adam Latif-Bagnall, Alex Sisman, Callum Cullimore, Nathan Bell, Robert Deakin, Daniel Furniss and Ryan Spillings.

Work Experience

Year 10 students are coming to the end of their work experience this week.  All the students have enjoyed the opportunities the placements have been able to provide.  Hopefully, they will have gained a good insight into the world of work too.

The school was pleased to receive many positive comments, including:

His timekeeping is to be commended, he had to travel on public transport (3 buses) and was always punctual" - South Yorkshire Police.

"A lovely girl, like a breath of fresh air, good communication skills and very hard working" - Sheffcare Deerlands

 

GCSE Revision​

On Monday 7 April, Mrs Bullen held a workshop on revision technique. During the sessions she handed out a revision planner and showed a presentation on helping your child to get the most out of their revision. The last two slides of the presentation show the after school revision sessions available and what sessions are being held during the Easter holiday. You can read the presentation and see the revision planner below.

Revision Presentation

Year 11 Revision Planner 2014

Consultation Outcome

Thank you to all those people who contributed to the multi-academy transfer consultation.  We are delighted to announce that Yewlands is now formally part of Wakefield City Academies Trust.  The school will be switching its name to Yewlands Academy following the Governing Body's decision to go with the majority view that Yewlands should change its name.  Governors have also decided that the majority view to change the uniform should be made.  Consultation with students is continuing and the results will be announced after Easter.

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Mon 14 Apr- Fri 25 AprEaster Holiday
Fri 2 MayBTEC Dance Practical Mock/audition
Mon 5 May- Fri 9 MayYear 8 Mini Reports to parents
Mon 5 MayMay Day Bank Holiday
Mon 5 May- Fri 23 MayYear 10 & 11 External Examinations
Fri 9 MayBTEC Dance Practical Exam
Mon 12 MayYew Futures - Sheffield Uni Visit
Mon 19 May- Fri 23 MayYear 7 Full reports to parents
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