Ysgol Llandrillo-yn-Rhos strives to
which enables everyone in the school community to achieve their full potential
In pursuance of these our school aims to develop:
happy, caring and self-disciplined people who have a firm grasp of basic skills, concepts, attitudes and values borne from broad, practical and relevant educational experiences;
the effective use of language in reading, writing, speaking and listening;
a practical understanding of mathematical skills, concepts and procedures appropriate to their age and abilities;
a scientific approach to studying the world about them and maintain a growing concern for beauty and conservation;
an awareness of qualities in human achievement and development in the arts, physical and cultural activities;
an understanding and ability to use Welsh as fluently as possible in different situations and for different purposes. Knowledge of the language will enrich their personality and ability to contribute to the life of their community;
active participation in physical and sporting activities which will enhance specific knowledge, skills and understanding as well as promote physical competence;
all members of the school personally, physically and intellectually by providing appropriate support for their professional development and training needs.
It is important that Equal Opportunities are provided for all the children in our school and that they feel they have equal access to all forms of school life.
Everyone in our school and in the wider community served by the school, should have the same basic rights of freedom and access to opportunity. This means both freedom from all forms of harassment, and active encouragement to develop personal skills and talents as fully as possible. The governing body is committed to ensuring a high standard of health, safety and welfare for all staff, pupils, visitors and contractors.
The school is organised into 14 classes to accommodate approximately 325 full-time pupils and 1 Nursery class providing 0.5 education.
The Governors always appreciate the interest shown in the school, but need to consider the following criteria before processing any application for a child to be admitted:
The Headteacher will convene a meeting of the Admission Panel if applications exceed the number of places available.
Appeals may be made to the Local Education Authority in the case of discontented parties.
Mr L E Maloney Headteacher
Mrs H Waddington Deputy Headteacher/Year 6
Mrs E Hand Assistant Headteacher/Year 2
Mrs A Bowden Nursery
Mrs B Drew Reception
Mrs H Evans Reception
Mrs N Roberts Year 1
Mrs F E Nye Year 1
Mrs L Kelly Year 2
Mrs C Biltcliffe Year 3
Mrs J Harrop Year 3
Mrs N Eames-Hughes Year 4
Mr T L Owen Year 4
Mrs G Highcock Year 5
Miss R Allum Year 5
Mr G Davies Year 6
Mrs S Pready ALNCO
Mrs A Darlington PPA
Miss S Vickers PPA
Mrs D Williams Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Ferns Teaching Assistant
Miss S Roberts Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Hughes Teaching Assistant
Mrs D Garvey- Brookes Teaching Assistant
Mrs D Casey Teaching Assistant
Mrs T Thomson Teaching Assistant
Miss S A Carnell Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Shiels Teaching Assistant
Mrs F Cowgill Teaching Assistant
Miss C Roberts Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Jones Teaching Assistant
Mrs L P Salisbury Administration/Secretarial
Mrs M H Castle Administration/Secretarial
Mr D Williams Caretaker Infant Site
Mr R Morgan Caretaker Junior Site
Mrs L Daniels Senior Mid-day Supervisor Infant Site
Mrs Quigley Mid-day Supervisor Infant Site
Miss C Thomson Mid-day Supervisor - Infant Site
Mrs T Redpath Senior Mid-day Supervisor - Junior Site
Ms A Dunne Mid-day Supervisor Junior Site
Mrs H Bould Mid-day Supervisor Junior Site
Mrs J Keeling Mid-day Supervisor Junior Site
Miss S Dunn Cleaner Junior Site
Mrs T Thomson Cleaner Infant Site
Mrs C Williams Kitchen Assistant Junior Site
Mrs M E Beale Kitchen Assistant Junior Site
Mrs E Williams Cook Infant Site
Mrs L Griffiths Cook Junior Site
TIMING AND ORGANISATION OF THE SCHOOL DAY
9.00am SCHOOL STARTS 8.55am
10.30 - 10.45 BREAK 10.45 - 11.00
12.00 - 1.00 LUNCH 12.00 - 1.00
2.20- 2.40 BREAK 2.00 - 2.15
Early Years 2.20 - 2.40
3.15 SCHOOL ENDS 3.30
INFANTS 21 hours per week
JUNIORS 23.5 hours per week
9.00am - 11.30am
12.55 - 3.05pm
The School endeavours to create a caring environment which is conducive to the academic personal and social development of each child. Classes are arranged in single year age groups and are mixed ability although groups may be re-arranged for certain subjects. We encourage children to become independent learners as they move through the school by providing them with challenging activities appropriate to their ability.
Welsh is taught as a second subject although incidental Welsh is encouraged throughout the school day.
In our school we attach high priority to Language and Mathematics along with Science. It is essential that the early skills in reading, writing and calculating should be effectively learnt in primary schools. In accordance with National Curriculum guidelines, the school provides a broad and balanced education covering the subjects listed below
Attendance at assemblies is expected unless a written request for withdrawal is received.
It is felt that one of our aims here at school is to emphasize the value of human relationships rather than present children with formal sex lessons.
Sex Education is provided in the context of Natural Science and parents are informed prior to any discussion which enables them to reach a decision if they wish to withdraw their child from the lesson.
There is a daily act of worship. Parents wishing to withdraw their children from Religious Education are asked to write to the Headteacher. Local Ministers participate in our services on one day per week.
Pupils are expected to complete some homework which is designed to reinforce their class work as well as enhancing their study skills. Years 3 and 4 have at least one set of homework a week and Years 5 and 6 have at least two sets of homework a week. In the Infants, formal homework may be set by the teacher and reading books may be sent home. At such time it is hoped that the full co-operation of the home will be forthcoming together with encouragement to the child to do the work in order to build a partnership between home and school.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
The school acknowledges that a percentage of the children have special educational needs.
Children with learning difficulties are identified by the class teacher and after a short monitoring and assessment period they are given extra help in a small-group situation and an Individual Education Programme (I.E.P.) provided. The ALN Co-ordinator and teachers liaise with the staff to plan teaching strategies and monitor development.
Parents are informed and consulted on a regular basis. A report on the school ALN Policy is reported on in the Governors Annual Report to Parents.
Where a child has a Statement of their Special Educational Need, the Local Education Authority will provide appropriate provision for the pupils needs which is reviewed annually. The school has an accessibility plan.
Our school is a designated Eco School in which we aim to heighten the childrens awareness of the environment. There is a committee of teachers and children who discuss environmental issues in which the children may become practically involved.
We are proud to be part of the Conwy Healthy Schools scheme where we actively promote the physical, mental and social health of the school community. We have successfully completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of the project. Initiatives have been set up to promote various aspects of school health including, a fun with food club, school council and after school clubs to promote physical activity. There is a Health Bar on the junior site which sells fruit to the children during the morning break.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The school provides a wide range of clubs and activities which enrich every childs experience:
VIOLIN, VI0LA, CELLO
The school has a fine tradition of providing every child with the opportunity to play one or more musical instruments. Expert tuition commences in Year 4.
The school boasts a number of sporting successes at both local and national level.
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
We foster a caring and responsible attitude towards the environment.
Various opportunities are provided to encourage pupils to take an interest in our own and other cultures.
The Headteacher and staff aim to create an atmosphere in which pupils and teachers can work happily together. The school uses an assertive discipline approach rewarding positive behaviour. This may be realised by developing in the children respect for the school and its values and a sense of respect for themselves. The school has a discipline policy in which the need for good channels of communication between school and home are acknowledged. Parents are informed when children are constantly behaving badly.
Bullying will not be tolerated. The school policy stresses the importance of immediate action if and when it does take place. The incidents and action taken will be reported to parents of both victims and bullies.
There is a Code of Conduct which pupils are expected to follow.
When a child is absent from school it is essential that the school is informed. Please telephone the school on the first day of absence between 8.50am and 9.15am. Telephone: Juniors 01492 549648, Infants 01492 547246. If children are going on holiday then a holiday form is available from the school.
Your child may have an inhaler. Please let us know his/her confidence and level of independence in using this aid. The teachers of the younger children will keep the inhalers in their desk while the older children, in consultation with yourselves, will be allowed to use their inhaler as required. A spare inhaler for asthmatics should be kept permanently in school (please write your child's name on the spare). If your child requires other medication during the day, Form 2 should be completed, available from the office. Please send in a letter if your child is to be kept indoors.
The children are encouraged to wear appropriate clothes that provide sun protection and to use sunscreens that are appropriate, particularly for outdoor activities and school trips. We encourage parents to apply sun lotion before sending children to school in the morning, and sunglasses, if necessary. All items should be marked with your child's name.
We suggest that children do not come into the Nursery Class until they are toilet trained.
Classes pay for visits to various places of interest, too numerous to mention, to assist them in their studies. Parents will receive details of the visits and will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to the cost of the visit. We occasionally ask for contributions to cover other activities.
INFANTS £1.75 per day
JUNIORS £1.80 per day
If you are claiming Income Support, you may be entitled to free school meals. Please request details from the office.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
Our policy is to develop a good relationship between the school and parents. If there is good communication and co-operation between home and school the child benefits greatly. Parents are encouraged to visit the school and discuss any concerns they have. Newsletters are distributed regularly informing parents of all activities. Parents of new children are invited to school in the Summer Term and are issued with a School Prospectus. We welcome parents as helpers in the school, in order to aim towards the highest standards of education.
FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL (F.O.T.S.)
We have a very active F.O.T.S. Association who arrange an annual programme of varied activities. They provide support for the school. There are opportunities for all families to socialise and consolidate our aim of making our school "a family school". Their financial support allows us to purchase items which cannot be acquired within the constraints of our budget. An Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) is arranged each school year.
The Local Education Authority, in accordance with the requirements of the Secretary of State, under Section 23 of the 1988 Education Reform Act, has established a procedure to consider complaints concerning the way schools Governing Bodies and the Education Authorities act in relation to the schools curriculum and other related matters. This procedure is outlined in a document in Welsh and English which is available at the school. A copy will be provided free of charge as required to any parent seeking to make a complaint under these arrangements and the Authority can, if necessary, provide a copy in a language other than Welsh or English. It is emphasised, however, that many complaints can be dealt with quickly and effectively by informal consideration based on discussions with the Headteacher or other staff in the school. This is the first reasonable step and the Governing Body would expect that this step would have been completed before presenting the complaint formally.
An appointment can be made to discuss any complaint with the Headteacher by contacting the school.
GIRLS SCHOOL UNIFORM
SUMMER (as before) or:-
BOYS SCHOOL UNIFORM
Sweatshirts and polo shirts with school logo may be purchased from Boppers Boutique in Colwyn Bay. Other items may be purchased from a number of retail outlets selling children's wear.
SCHOOL UNIFORM RULES
We store lost property for a short time in a box in the juniors and under a table in the porch in the infants.
AUTHORISED AND UNAUTHORISED ABSENCES
Rates of Authorised and Unauthorised absences for the school year 2009-2010 excluding Nursery
Sun Safety Policy
It is very important that young people develop sun know how and are protected from the risks of sun, since the risk of melanoma is associated with childhood burning.
We get around 80% of our sun exposure by the age of 21 and some of the exposure occurs when the children are in school.
Risks are higher during the Summer Term and September. During this period parents and children will be made aware of the school guidelines.
In partnership with parents, children should be protected from the dangers of excessive sun exposure. The school will:
|SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATA|
SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES 2010 - 11
TRAINING DAY WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2010
BEGINNING OF AUTUMN TERM THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2010
TRAINING DAY FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2010
HALF TERM CLOSE FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 2010
BEGINNING OF HALF TERM MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2010
END OF TERM FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER 2010
TRAINING DAY MONDAY 20 DECEMBER 2010
TRAINING DAY TUESDAY 4 JANUARY 2011
BEGINNING OF SPRING TERM WEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 2011
HALF TERM CLOSE FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2011
BEGINNING OF HALF TERM MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2011
TRAINING DAY FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2011
END OF TERM FRIDAY 15 APRIL 2011
TRAINING DAY TUESDAY 3 MAY 2011
BEGINNING OF SUMMER TERM WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 2011
HALF TERM CLOSE FRIDAY 27 MAY 2011
BEGINNING OF HALF TERM MONDAY 6 JUNE 2011
TRAINING DAY FRIDAY 8 JULY 2011
END OF TERM TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2011