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Physical Education is an important aspect of the Curriculum and is a statutory requirement for every child. If there are medical grounds that prevent a child from participating in Physical Education lessons, parents are kindly requested to notify the school in writing.

Children from Reception Year to Year 6 receive two Physical Education lessons and children of the Nursery class receive more informal lessons on a regular basis. These are held either in the school hall, on the playground, on the field or at Canolfan Hamdden Dwyfor leisure centre in Pwllheli.

A one-year timetable is arranged for every class which ensures diverse activities, the development of specific skills and the fulfilment of statutory requirements. In lessons, the children receive opportunities to work hard physically, either independently or through working with others. The children are informed at the beginning of term of the arrangements for that term.

The children are expected to wear suitable clothing and footwear, depending on the lesson requirements. If a child forgets his/her Physical Education clothing, he/she is expected to use spare clothing from the school. Each item of clothing should be labelled with the child’s name to avoid complications. Children are not allowed to wear rings, drop earrings or watches during any Physical Education lessons.

On Friday afternoons, every child from Reception to Year 6 attends Canolfan Hamdden Dwyfor to experience a range of activities, including swimming, gymnastics, dance, tennis, x-cycling. A contribution of £1.70 is requested from every child towards bus costs – the school pays for the lessons. We would not be able to offer this experience without a financial contribution.

The children compete in various sports competitions within and beyond the catchment area, e.g. football, netball, rugby, athletics and swimming. Arrangements are made for the older children to experience outdoor and adventure activities, e.g. at Glan-llyn, Plan Tan-y-bwlch, Plas Heli and the ‘Clwb Cerdded’ (Walking Club).

Click here for our Physical Education Policy (coming soon)

Sex and Relationships Education is presented as part of the child’s personal, social and moral education so that sexuality is recognized as a natural and common attribute to all whilst, at the same time, recognizing that it has personal, social and moral implications. Sex Education also forms part of the Science curriculum.

The subject is sensitively and sensibly handled. Parents are entitled to withdraw their children from formal Sex Education lessons and that right is respected as far as is reasonably possible. For further information, please contact the Headteacher. Click here for our Sex and Relationships Education Policy.

If parents are unwilling for their children to receive information on Sex Education, the Headteacher should be contacted.

Education Service Protection Policy And Guidelines - click to download the policy and guidelines as a pdf

Child Protection Policy - click to download the policy as a pdf

Anti-Bullying Policy - click to download the policy as a pdf

Anti-bullying guidance - click here

It is mentioned in national guidelines that one in every five pupil has additional learning needs of some sort. In this respect, the school follows a ALN Policy based on legislative requirements and Gwynedd Education Authority’s Implementation Guidelines.
Click here for our ALN and I Policy.

The Head teacher has ultimate responsibility for the policy and the school’s ALN Co-ordinator is Mrs Manon Haf Owen and Ms Alaw Ceris is the Designated ALN Governor.

Children are placed on the school’s ALN Register as required, on a range of stages depending on the gravity of their needs. The differentiated provision we arrange for them varies and includes additional classroom support, individual or small group support outside the class, advice from the Educational Psychologist, specialised support provided by the Education Authority at the school or a placement at a unit away from school premises. Every provision will be discussed and agreed with parents and the child prior to implementation and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

The school’s aim is to provide guidance and provision that will be compatible with every child’s needs throughout their time at Ysgol Llanbedrog. If you have any concerns about your child’s development or the implementation of the ALN Policy, please contact your child’s teacher or the Headteacher.

Ysgol Llanbedrog was inspected by Estyn in May 2014.
The purpose of inspection is to identify schools’ good features and shortcomings so that they can improve the quality of education they offer and raise the standards achieved by their pupils.

Click here for our Estyn Inspection Report, May 2014

In compliance with Foundation Phase and National Curriculum requirements, a detailed method of assessment and reporting to parents has been planned. The children are continually assessed in all Foundation Phase/National Curriculum areas and subjects. Detailed records are kept of the assessments and they are available to the school’s teachers. Parents receive a comprehensive report on the pupils’ entire work programme at the end of the school year.

In accordance with statutory requirements, end of Foundation Phase (Year 2) teacher assessments will be conducted and the level of attainment of every pupil in the following areas recorded:

  • Personal and Social, Well-being and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Development

In accordance with statutory requirements, end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) teacher assessments will be conducted and the level of attainment of every pupil in the following core subjects recorded:

  • Welsh
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Click here for our Assessment Policy (coming soon)

If the school has to close in an emergency, the staff will do their utmost to contact you directly. It is crucial that you notify the school of any changes to your contact details such as phone numbers.

In an emergency such as a fire, the emergency assembly point is the Village Hall.

If the school has to be closed due to severe weather, you are asked to keep an eye on the school website or Gwynedd Council website – click here – or by listening to the news headlines on Radio Cymru or Heart.

Click here for our Lockdown Policy

School Dinners
All pupils are encouraged to take school meals from the beginning of their time in the Reception class. The food provided is a balanced and healthy diet, and gives your child the opportunity to experience a variety of tasty food and to eat tidily with a knife and fork. Click here for the School Dinners Menu.

If your child is allergic to various kinds of food, the information should be included on your child’s admission form or through contacting the Headteacher. The information will be conveyed to the cook.

We ask that you follow the same eating arrangements for the week. School dinner costs £2.50 per day, £12.50 per week, to be paid in advanced on School Gateway. The Dinner Money Clerk to whom any enquiries should be addressed is Mrs Susan Prichard.

Pupils who bring a packed lunch have the opportunity to join the school dinners group on special occasions such as Christmas Dinner, St David’s Day Dinner and International Schools Meals Day.

 

Packed Lunch
If you do not wish your child to take school dinners, he/she can bring a packed lunch to school but it has to conform to the school’s policy, Gwynedd and Anglesey Healthy Schools and the Government’s guidelines i.e. follow the Eatwell Plate healthy no sweets, only a few sweet items. Click here for ideas and guidance on healthy lunchboxes.

 

All the children eat under supervision in the hall.

Click here for our Food and Fitness Policy.

The Welsh Government has made a commitment to provide an opportunity for every child of primary school age to receive a free healthy breakfast at school every day. The aim is to assist to improve children’s health and ability to concentrate, to assist to raise standards of learning and achievement.

A free, daily breakfast club, Clwb Brecwast, is held at Ysgol Llanbedrog, for children of school age. The club is open between 8.35 and 8.50 a.m. in the school hall. Breakfast is served between 8.00 and 8.40 a.m. There is a selection of cereals, toast, fruit juice and milk, provided by Gwynedd Council Provider Services. The children are supervised by Mrs Susan Pritchard and Ms Iona Squires.

If you want your child to attend the Breakfast Club, please register and pay online beforehand on School Gateway. Children may arrive sooner, between 8:10- 8:35 if you wish to enrole them in the ‘Clwb Gofal’ for a fee of £1.00 per session.

Only those children attending the Breakfast Club should be in school before 8.50 a.m. Every child who comes to the club must eat some breakfast.

The Governing Body, in compliance with the requirements of the Education Act 1988, accepts that charges cannot be levied for the following:

  • school admissions
  • the education provided during school hours
  • materials and equipment for lessons held during school hours
  • activities held during school hours.

It is envisaged that some trips may be organized during school hours that do not form an essential part of coursework, but will prove to be a beneficial experience for pupils. According to the Act, although the school is not entitled to charge for such trips, it is entitled to:

  • seek a voluntary contribution towards the cost of organizing such a trip
  • ask an outside agent to organize the trip.

Unless such contributions are received, it is possible that the activity will not be held. The Headteacher has a right to cancel an organized activity if a lack of contributions could result in a substantial loss for the school.

The Headteacher is authorized to request payment for the following:

  • individual music lessons
  • activities held outside school hours in accordance with the terms of the Act
  • in instances where damage is caused to any section of the school buildings as a consequence of pupils’ behaviour
  • when a pupil loses or damages a book, equipment or property that belongs to the school, to a staff member or to another pupil.

Religious Education

A Religious Education class is taught weekly.

 

Collective Worship
The school does not have any direct or formal denominational links, but local religious personnel are invited to the school occasionally to lead collective worship.

A daily period of collective worship is held by a department or by the whole school every Monday and Friday and in classes on other days. During this worship it is mainly the Christian faith that is presented and pupils have an opportunity to participate regularly.

Parents are entitled to ask the school to have their children exempted from Religious Education lessons and collective worship. Parents wishing to do so should discuss the matter with the Headteacher.

 

Dogs (with the exception of guide dogs) are prohibited from school grounds when bringing or collecting children and from any school-organized activities.

 

Our aim at Ysgol Llanbedrog is to provide all pupils with a comprehensive education and broadly-based curriculum to enable every pupil to develop the skills necessary for lifelong learning and become a well-rounded member of the community. We trust that we enable every pupil to develop to his/her full potential.

We place an emphasis on securing bilingual skills for every child, including a knowledge and understanding of the Welsh heritage.

The seven areas of learning of the Foundation Phase are followed with pupils aged between 3 and 7.

  • Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Welsh Language Development
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

The National Curriculum 2008 is followed with 7-11 year olds.

  • Core Subjects – Welsh, English, Mathematics and Science
  • Non-core Subjects – History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Art, Design and Technology, Information Technology and Physical Education.

In both key stages, the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework 2014, Skills Framework, Religious Education and the Personal and Social Education Framework are followed, as well as the curriculum.

Click here for our Curriculum Policy.

The Governing Body has adopted a policy regarding the procedure to follow when complaints associated with the school are received.

In each instance, the school should be contacted to make an appointment to discuss any complaint with the Headteacher in the first instance, or the Chair of Governors contacted if the complaint is about the Headteacher.

It is stressed that many complaints can be handled rapidly and effectively through informal consideration based on discussions with the Headteacher. This is the first rational step, and the Governing Body expects this step to have been taken prior to the formal submission of the complaint in exceptional cases.

Click here for our Policy on Dealing with Complaints.

Click here for our Grievance Policy.

The school’s aim is to:

  • Ensure that all pupils receive equal opportunities, irrespective of their gender, social background and educational needs;
  • Nurture positive attitudes regarding race, religion and gender;
  • Avoid conditioning and stereotyping, especially as regards the curriculum.

The school implements a range of policies on promoting the inclusion of different pupils. The Accessibility Policy refers to the arrangements to facilitate access for disabled pupils. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that no pupil is treated less favourably than other pupils.

Click here for our Equality Policy.

Information coming soon...

 

A positive home-school relationship is essential. Parents’ meetings are organized every term, and parents are invited to the various activities organized by the school. A parent can arrange an interview with a specific teacher through prior arrangement.

The Home-School Agreement is presented at the beginning of every school year. The agreement is based on a partnership between the school and parents for the benefit of the children.

Click here for the Agreement

Arriving at School

The school is responsible for the children for 10 minutes before and after every teaching session, i.e. 8.50 a.m. to 3.25 p.m. The parents are regularly reminded that teachers are not officially responsible for the children until 8.50 a.m. and that children should not arrive at school before then. Breakfast Club staff supervise club members until 8.50 a.m.

Going Home from School

Parents should meet the children of the Foundation Phase at the entrance to the Foundation Phase classroom, the children of Years 3 and 4 at the main entrance, and the children of Years 5 and 6 at the school gate where the teachers have escorted them safely.
Once the children are transferred to an adult at the end of the day, the school's responsibility for the children ceases. If a parent happens to be late collecting a child, the teacher will bring the child back to the school. Parents who arrive late are asked to come in to collect the child.
Of course, a Foundation Phase child is prohibited from leaving the school premises without permission and without an adult to collect him/her. Adults are expected to ensure that children do not run ahead of them down the path from school to the main road.
Please remember to notify us at the school, as well as your child, if there are any changes to the usual arrangements for picking up children from school. When families split up, and one of the parents has custody of the children, it is important that we are notified of the arrangements so as to avoid an awkward situation.
A child cannot leave the school early unless a parent comes to collect him/her or that a written request has been received asking that we send the child home at a specified time.

Click here for a form to give permission for children to walk home alone from school.

The school and its grounds are a no-smoking zone. Smoking on school grounds is prohibited.

 

When using Information Technology at the school, pupils have an opportunity to use the Internet. Using computers and obtaining information from it, such as from the Internet, forms part of National Curriculum requirements for primary school children. Much of it is useful information and assists the pupils’ work. Pupils can also e-mail other users at the school and throughout the world.

Unfortunately, however, some Internet material is unsuitable for children. The Authority has therefore installed software at the school that filters and blocks access to sites known to be unsuitable. Although highly unlikely, it cannot be fully guaranteed that pupils will not accidentally access unsuitable sites.

The school is of the view, however, that the advantages gained from Internet use far outweigh the disadvantages. Teachers supervise pupils’ use of the Internet during lessons, teaching them about safe Internet use.

Click here for access to the Schoolbeat.org website.

Click here for A Parent’s Guide to Instagram.

There is a security system in place at this school. Every child is expected to be in the classroom by 9.00 a.m. Parents are asked to ring the bell at the main entrance if they require entry to the school.

All reasonable and practical steps are taken to ensure the safety and welfare of all individuals who use the school’s buildings and grounds.

Any action is taken in compliance with the health and safety policy, and procedures are regularly reviewed. All visitors/workers must sign the Visitors’ File when entering the school, and familiarize themselves with the school’s fire and safety regulations.

Click here for our Safety Policy.

 

Sun Safety Policy - click here

 

Sun Safety Poster - click here

 

You are entitled to see several documents such as Education Authority policies, Governing Body policies, Estyn reports on the school, syllabuses and the Governing Body’s annual report. Arrangements can be made with the Headteacher in this regard.

The school has an up-to-date Publication Scheme.

 

We take pride in the fact that parents and visitors to the school acknowledge the friendly and orderly atmosphere that exists here, and the way in which new pupils happily settle in.

There is a stimulating and hard-working atmosphere in classes, based on mutual respect and care. This enables pupils to develop self-confidence and a positive attitude towards learning. A high standard of behaviour and commitment is expected at all times. There is a collaborative atmosphere and every pupil is encouraged to accept and share various responsibilities.

 

Every child is placed in the care of a class teacher, but the entire staff endeavours to protect the welfare of all pupils. This school encourages children to be self-disciplined, responsible and to respect others. We know that we can rely on parents’ support in this respect.

Pastoral care is an element of every teacher’s work, and the responsibilities include:

  • Registering their groups so as to monitor punctuality and attendance;
  • Notifying the Headteacher of any concerns regarding school work, welfare, attendance or behaviour;
  • Providing the children with all the necessary information and letters to take home;
  • Meeting parents during parents’ evenings;
  • Providing parents with reports at the end of a school year on their children’s development.

 

Regular information is provided on the term’s activities through individual letters, a calendar of events on the website, an events diary or through a text-messaging system. All correspondence is issued bilingually. You are kindly requested to read all correspondence carefully.

We will send correspondence to every family, giving the letters to the eldest child. If your personal circumstances prevent you from receiving the desired information, please contact the Headteacher to make further arrangements.

 

Our objective is to ensure the children’s safety and maintain a satisfactory standard of order and control.

The children are supervised by teachers and assistants during the following periods:

  • Before school starts (8.50 – 9.00 a.m.)
  • Morning break
  • Afternoon break
  • At the end of the afternoon (3.15 – 3.25 p.m.)

a) Arrangements during Dry Weather
Supervision is through a daily rota system. The on-duty staff supervise the playground throughout the period. Cover arrangements are made when a staff member is absent.

b) Arrangements during Rough Weather
During periods of rough weather, it is the class teacher’s responsibility to prepare an activity for the children, with the on-duty staff to supervise them during break-time.

c) Lunch-time arrangements
Children are supervised by three supervisors. After the children have finished eating, lunch-time supervisors accompany the children outside and supervise them on the playground until it is time to come indoors. They are assisted by Foundation Phase assistants and ALN assistants. During rough weather, children are supervised in their classes.

To view our Supervision Policy, click here.

 

Ysgol Llanbedrog’s Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Statement 2019-20

The purpose of the PDG is to improve the educational attainment of pupils from low income families and who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to maximise the use of this funding by introducing sustainable strategies which will quickly lead to improved outcomes for pupils entitled to free school meals.

As a school, we want to learn from the best practice in Wales and beyond by:
• planning interventions that focus on improving the attainment of pupils from deprived backgrounds, regularly monitoring pupils’ progress and evaluating the impact of the intervention.
• integrating plans for the effective use of the PDG into the School Development Plan, basing our practice on sound evidence and including them as part of a whole school strategy.
• balancing whole school strategies with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners entitled to free school meals benefit as individuals, whilst the whole school also develops its ability to support every learner to achieve their full potential.

For 2019-20 Ysgol Llanbedrog were allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £11,750.

Ysgol Llanbedrog has a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Local Authority, to promote high expectations attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learning for pupils entitled to this funding.

We have used the funding available to:
• Employ an assistant

It is not appropriate for the school to publish a detailed plan as it could identify individual pupils.

Reading
A Home/School reading scheme is run from Year 1 – Year 6. The purpose of the handbook is to promote a partnership between parents and their children and pupils and their teachers. Your co-operation to promote reading in general for the benefit of your children is appreciated.

Will you please ensure that your children return the books read weekly as well as the reading record book. You are asked to provide comments in the book and sign it.

 

Homework
From time to time, homework is set in the Foundation Phase. Weekly homework is set in Key Stage 2. Hopefully, you as parents will co-operate to help with your children’s homework.

Sometimes, a particular activity will call for information from parents and relatives and neighbours, or require the children to enquire and discover information. It is recognized that the home is responsible for the child during these hours and that it is in light of this that parents will agree or not agree to co-operate.

A teacher may occasionally ask a child to do additional work so as to strengthen a particular field or focus on a particular aspect of the work. On such occasions, we trust that the home will co-operate and encourage the child to do the work.

Click here for our Homework Policy.

 

The school believes strongly in nurturing and developing creative talents and this is promoted through holding concerts and competing at eisteddfodau. The school always does its best to support these types of local activities.

Opportunities are also provided to compete in Physical Education activities - they are often held at the weekend or in the evening. These activities are open to all the pupils whom the teachers deem to be sufficiently mature and ready to participate responsibly in them.

Click here for our Policy on Educational Visits. (English translation coming soon)

 

Instrument lessons are offered in partnership with the William Mathias Schools’ Service. The partnership aims to enable pupils to receive instruction from specialist tutors during school hours.

Thirty lessons are provided within the school year. When the children have reached a suitably high standard, tutors will assist with concert rehearsals, examination work and Urdd competitions.

There has to be a commitment to lessons for the whole school year and an agreement has to be signed with the school. The current cost of lessons per term is £40. To be paid on School Gateway. Governors review these costs on an annual basis.

At present, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils are offered brass and guitar lessons at Ysgol Llanbedrog.

Click here for the William Mathias Schools’ Service website

Click here for the instrumental lessons letter of agreement

 

This school has an official school uniform. You are encouraged to ensure that your children wear the following clothing:

  • A white or red polo shirt
  • A red sweatshirt
  • A dark skirt, shorts or trousers.
  • A red and white gingham summer dress
  • Comfortable, practical shoes

Polo shirts and sweatshirts embroidered with the school logo are available to order from Brodwaith

No pupil is compelled to wear the school uniform, but each child is expected to be cleanly and neatly dressed, in suitable clothes and shoes are expected to wear at school.

Please ensure that your child’s name is clearly labelled on every item of clothing.

 

Every morning break, the healthy Group’s Fruit Shop opens and the children may buy a fruit by paying £1.00 for a week (20p per day) in advance on School Gateway. They may also bring their own fruit to eat during morning break. Sweets, chocolate and crisps are not allowed, nor are drinks other than water in line with the guidelines of Gwynedd Healthy Schools and the Welsh Government’s ‘Blas am Oes’ (Appetite for Life).

Children have the opportunity to receive milk to drink during the morning break. This is free for the Foundation Phase but 50p per week for KS2 children, payable on School Gateway.

In compliance with the school's policy, parents will be notified if head lice are seen in their child's hair. Parents are asked to inspect and treat their children’s hair immediately. If head lice is found, they be treated before returning to school. By co-operating in this way, the aim is to reduce and eliminate instances of head lice at the school.

Click here for our Head Lice Policy.
Click here for the Government’s fact sheet on head lice.

 

Parents are expected to notify the school of any medical or clinical condition that could have an impact on a child’s education.

If it is essential that a child takes medication during school hours, the matter must be discussed with the Headteacher, and an appropriate form must be completed and signed. Click here for a form. (coming soon)

All medication is stored in a locked cupboard. The children themselves should not bring any medication to school.

 

Ysgol Llanbedrog has not been designated as a school to admit pupils with profound physical disabilities. There are no purpose-built entrances for pupils, parents or visitors with disabilities, there is no toilet for the disabled within the building, there are no designated parking spaces for the disabled in the car park.

If a child with a disability applies for admission, we would carry out reasonable modifications.

 

Access to school grounds for cars or any vehicle is prohibited without obtaining prior permission from the Headteacher or other member of staff.

The school car park is for the use of staff only.

Parents are kindly asked to park in compliance with the highway code without causing an obstruction at the crossing or at neighbouring houses.

Ysgol Llanbedrog adheres to the Gwynedd Language Policy and Gwynedd Welsh Language Charter.

General Objectives:

  • To nurture a positive attitude towards both languages
  • To develop linguistic ability in both languages
  • To nurture interest in various literary genres
  • To create an awareness of the value of the Welsh heritage.

The main objectives of Foundation Phase activities are to provide every child with a firm foundation in Welsh. As it is during this early stage that children are most receptive to absorbing a language, it is important to provide them with diverse, stimulating experiences.

In Years 1 and 2, the foundations laid for Welsh are built upon, to enable the child to achieve the aim of full bilingualism in due course; the mother tongue of Welsh learners is consolidated and developed, and in the case of children from Welsh-speaking homes, their grasp of English is extended.

At Key Stage 2, there will be further consolidation and development of each child’s Welsh and English, in order to ensure that the children can speak, read and write fluently and confidently in both languages when they transfer to secondary school.

Arrangements are made for latecomers at Key Stage 2 to attend the Catchment Area Language Unit where there are facilities to present intensive specialist courses for learners. Learners will return to the primary school after a term.

So as to promote the school’s Welsh ethos, it is expected that the Welsh language is used for informal conversation in the classroom and on the playground.

Click here for Cyngor Gwynedd’s Language Policy. (English translation coming soon).

Click here for the Welsh Language Charter’s pamphlet.

Click here for a presentation on the benefits of bilingualism.

 

Pupils are admitted to the school in compliance with the Authority’s Admission Policy.

In compliance with the policy, Nursery pupils (part time) are admitted in September following their third birthday.

Reception-age pupils are admitted to the school on a full-time basis in September following their fourth birthday.

The Admission Forms are available on the Gwynedd Council website, and each admission request needs to be made to the Council’s Admission Officer.

Click here for more information about Schooladmissions

Feel free to contact the Headteacher to discuss and arrange a visit.

Pupils’ attendance and punctuality is one of the school’s main priorities.  It is recognized that there is a correlation between attendance and educational performance.  Consequently, parents are encouraged to ensure their children’s attendance at school.  Governors have set an attendance target of 95.5% for each child and for the entire school.

Parents’ responsibility extends to ensuring that their children arrive at school punctually, neatly, and in a fit state to learn.  Parents are expected to explain any absence, either verbally to the class teacher, on the phone (01759 740631), by letter or e-mail to the Headteacher (manonhafowen@gwynedd.llyw.cymru).

When a pupil’s irregular attendance is a cause for concern, the support of Education Welfare Officers will be sought.  The school’s attendance is entered into the SIMS system which is directly linked with the Gwynedd Council Education Office.  A Welfare and Attendance Officer visits the school every term to monitor this.

Parents may request to withdraw their children from school for holidays of up to ten days within a school year. This request should be presented to the Governors at least a month before the date of the holiday. See Section 5 of the policy for more details, attached below.

Click here for our Policy on Attendance and Punctuality.

Click here for an Absence Form

Click here for a Holiday Consent Request Form.

 

Ysgol Llanbedrog is in the catchment area of two secondary schools, Ysgol Botwnnog and Ysgol Glan-y-môr.

Bridging arrangements are made to facilitate the transition from one school to another. Year 6 pupils visit the secondary schools during the autumn and summer terms and secondary staff visit Year 6 on more than one occasion.
Pupils are transferred to secondary school in compliance with the Authority’s Admissions Policy.

Parents who intend to send their child to any other secondary school are requested to arrange their own visit. We will of course facilitate any visit whenever possible.

 

Occasionally, photographs will be taken of the children participating in activities with the school. Some of these photos may appear in newspapers, in publications or on websites belonging to the school, to Gwynedd Council or to other establishments with whom we collaborate.

If you do not wish your child to appear in photos of this kind, please inform the Headteacher in writing.

If no letter is received, it will be presumed that you have no objection.

Click here for our Photography Policy.

 

If the school has to be closed due to severe weather, you are requested to keep an eye on the school’s website or Gwynedd Council’s website, or to listen to the news headlines on Radio Cymru or Heart.

Click here for Gwynedd Council’s website.

 

Children are expected to behave respectfully and courteously at all times.

All pupils are expected to contribute towards creating a happy, homely, hardworking community at the school through:

  • being respectful of fellow pupils, school staff and any visitors by behaving in an affable, courteous, considerate, kind and careful way;
  • respecting property by not causing wilful damage or interfering with the property of the school or others;
  • making every effort to keep the school and its environment tidy and placing litter in bins;
  • not bringing personal belongings to school, e.g. toys, unless they contribute to class work.

The disciplinary system at Ysgol Llanbedrog adheres to the Webster-Stratton principles to maintain good behaviour, as endorsed by Gwynedd Council. This is based on commending, modelling and praising positive behaviour rather than focusing on the negative. Although every teacher is responsible for the behaviour of his/her own class, all the staff at the school follow the same principles to uphold behaviour, adhering to the Golden Rules in all aspects of school life and adhering to the same system of praising and sanctioning. In certain instances of misbehaviour, the children will have the opportunity to calm down on the Quiet Chair or sometimes the child will be kept in over playtime. If a child persistently or seriously misbehaves, the parents are asked to come to the school to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.

The school strives to teach the pupils to differentiate between day-to-day quarrelling between friends and peers, and bullying. Bullying represents a regular, harmful, intentional and threatening act towards a pupil. The victim finds it difficult to defend himself/herself against the bully/bullies. Bullying in any form is not tolerated at Ysgol Llanbedrog. Guidelines are stipulated in the Discipline Policy and if any bullying occurs, the matter will be dealt with in accordance with those guidelines.

The school has a Policy on the Use of Reasonable Force which is to be implemented by staff under special circumstances in order to maintain an acceptable level of safety.

 

 

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