PROSPECTUS

Mission Statement

Ysgol Llandrillo-yn-Rhos strives to

which enables everyone in the school community to achieve their full potential

AIMS

In pursuance of these our school aims to develop:

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

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.

SCHOOL ORGANISATION

The school is organised into 14 classes to accommodate approximately 325 full-time pupils and 1 Nursery class providing 0.5 education.

ADMISSION POLICY

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:

  1. Is this school the local school for the child?
  1. Are there any special circumstances to consider?
  1. Does the child have an older brother or sister presently attending the school?
  1. In the interests of continuity and progression entry is preferred at nursery level.
  1. We consider that a maximum of 30 children is a manageable number in each class.

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.

 

STAFF

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

INFANTS                         JUNIORS

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


TEACHING TIMES

INFANTS 21 hours per week
JUNIORS
23.5 hours per week

NURSERY CLASS

9.00am - 11.30am
12.55 - 3.05pm

 

THE CURRICULUM

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

ASSEMBLIES

Attendance at assemblies is expected unless a written request for withdrawal is received.

 

SEX EDUCATION

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.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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.

 

HOMEWORK

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 pupil’s needs which is reviewed annually.  The school has an accessibility plan.

 

ECO SCHOOL

Our school is a designated Eco School in which we aim to heighten the children’s awareness of the environment. There is a committee of teachers and children who discuss environmental issues in which the children may become practically involved.

 

HEALTHY SCHOOLS

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 child’s experience:

RECORDERS

WOODWIND

VIOLIN, VI0LA, CELLO

CHEER LEADERS

CRICKET

GREEN RANGERS

RUGBY

SOCCER

RUNNING

NETBALL

GAMES CLUB

CHOIR

ATHLETICS

FOOD CLUB

GARDENING CLUB

MUSIC

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.

SPORT

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.

CULTURAL

Various opportunities are provided to encourage pupils to take an interest in our own and other cultures.

DISCIPLINE

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.

ABSENCES

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.

MEDICAL ARRANGEMENTS

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.

CHARGING

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.

DINNER MONEY

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.

 

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

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.

 

GIRL’S SCHOOL UNIFORM

WINTER

SUMMER (as before) or:-

PE UNIFORM

 

BOY’S SCHOOL UNIFORM

WINTER

SUMMER

PE UNIFORM

IMPORTANT

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

  1. Percentage of half days missed through authorised absences 6.3%
  2. Percentage of half days missed through unauthorised absences 0.5%

 

Sun Safety Policy

 

Context:

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.

Policy:

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

 

AUTUMN TERM

 

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

 

SPRING TERM

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

 

SUMMER TERM

 

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