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Llanfechain Church in Wales Primary School • Ysgol Llanfechain

Do you have an Equal

Yes we do. We aim to ensure that the culture and ethos of the school creates an environment which treats all individuals with dignity and respect and which values them all equally. For more information click on the Equal Opportunities button in the downloads section on the right.

Do you have Safeguarding and

Yes we do. Copies of both of these policies are available in full from the download panel on the right.

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The term Special Educational Needs covers a wide range of educational, social, emotional and physical needs. The School has policies to cover all special educational needs including those classed as 'more able and talented'. For more information click on the SEN button in the downloads section on the right.

Will my child have homework

Your child will bring home a reading book each night, when it is felt appropriate by their class teacher, and we would ask that you read with your child for a few minutes each day. A Reading Diary is provided in which to write your comments. Children in the junior class will have spellings each week and we suggest that you use the look, cover, write and check method with your child to practise each day. There will be regular mental maths tests. There will also be pieces of homework related to theme work on-going in class for all children.

How will my child be

Every day we make assessments about what your child can do. We need to do this in order to plan effectively for what to teach next. We also use a variety of standard assessment tests and tasks throughout the year. At the beginning and end of the Reception Year a baseline assessment is made based on observations carried out during a child’s first few terms in school. There are also moderated teacher assessments at the end of the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2.

What do I do if

If your child is absent from school for any reason, we ask you to telephone, write or email explaining the situation on the first day of absence. If we are not notified of a reason for absence then we will contact you for an explanation. Any absences which are unexplained will be classed as unauthorised and published in accordance with government regulations. Penalty Notices also apply. Attendance is regularly monitored by the Education Welfare Officer.

Do you have Parent's Evenings?

Yes. At these meetings you are invited to view work and discuss your child’s progress. However parents/carers are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress at any time and teachers will happily meet with you at any time during the school year. Towards the end of the Summer Term you will receive a written report about your child’s progress in all curriculum areas. At all times we aim to keep parents well informed about what is happening in school. If at any time you have any concerns about your child’s progress please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at the beginning or end of the day.

What do I do if

Naturally, we strive and hope to ensure an enviroment where no parent will have cause to raise a complaint. However, should you ever wish or need to make a complaint click the complaints button in the downloads panel for more information.

My child is moving up

At Llanfechain School our warm, family-like atmosphere and close-knit team of teachers and support staff, ensure that all children are known and valued as individuals, thus easing the transition between classes and across key stages. In the summer term each year there is also a transition afternoon (normally in July) where children in Year 2 are taught by the Key Stage 2 teacher to further ease the transition process.

My child is moving up

Yes, when transferring to Secondary Education, pupils are prepared by visiting their chosen school (the majority of our pupils transfer to Llanfyllin High School) for its Open Evening and by a number of transition days in the Summer Term at the school. Also, members of staff from the receiving school visit these pupils at our school to discuss the transition with their current teacher.

What happens if my child

Parents are requested to ensure that telephone contact numbers held at school are current, so that in the event of an emergency, they may be contacted as soon as is possible. In the unlikely event of a serious accident, first aid will be administered and the pupil (if required) will be conveyed to a hospital.

What is the school's policy

Please click on the medicines download button on the right for information on our medicines policy.

Where can I park?

There is parking area adjacent to the school, with a linking gate though onto our premises which we would encourage you to use. Please do not park on the zig-zag lines outside school as these are designed to give children space in which to see moving vehicles and to be seen.

I'm worried about security. Can

We take the well-being and security of your child and our staff very seriously. The door is locked once all children are in school at 08.55 and as the children return to school from playtimes. If you need to gain access to school during the school day you will need to ring the bell and a member of staff will let you in.
At home time, children are escorted to the door and will not be allowed to leave until the adult collecting them can be seen, unless other arrangements have been previously agreed with school. Regular risk assessments are made for trips the children go on, activities within school and of the school grounds.

I've heard the term pastoral

Pastoral care in the school context is a term applied to the practice of looking after the personal and social wellbeing of children under the care of a teacher. It can encompass a wide variety of issues including health, social and moral education, behaviour management and emotional support. In our case, every child is placed in the care of a particular teacher, but all members of staff regard the wellbeing of all pupils as their responsibility. We feel that the most appropriate form of moral education for all children is by example. We also discuss various moral points, as they arise, and at a level appropriate to the age of the children. This is in line with our aim to enable children to be thoughtful and considerate of the needs of others and to have both respect for authority and an understanding of the importance of rules.

Can I withdraw my child

Yes, please click the Religious Education and Assemblies download buttton or the Sex Education download button on the right for information sheets relating to this question.

Where can I view your

You can download the most recent report on the foot of every page of our website.

Do you have PE?

PE and extra curricular sport are highly valued at Llanfechain. Each class has timetabled PE lessons and we have regular swimming lessons at Llanfyllin Leisure Centre. We aim to provide a variety of sporting activities for children and to encourage them to appreciate how sport and physical activity can enrich their lives. Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to compete in a range of inter-school sporting activities including football, netball, cross country and athletics.

Do you have a Pupil

Annually schools receive a Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) from the Welsh Assembly Government. These grants provide financial support to help tackle the effects of poverty on achievements. For more information on the grant please see the Welsh Government website. This year the grant spending in our school will focus on developing nurture groups to support emotional literacy to ensure all children are engaged and ready to learn. 
Headteacher Sarah Chandler, Llanfechain, Powys SY22 6UQ 01691 828537

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