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									Llansanffraid Church in Wales
     (Aided) Primary School

        Ysgol Gynradd Yr Eglwys
             Llansanffraid




     School Prospectus
              2011-2012




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                                                         Contents

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Contents                                          2            Parent Liaison                                      19
Welcome                                           3            Parental Help in School                             19
Ethos                                             4            Parental Consultations                              19
Our Mission Statement                             4            School Functions                                    19
Our School                                        4            Homework                                            19
Our School Aims                                   5            Book Runner                                         20
The Governing Body                                5            Parent and Teacher Association                      20
School Staff                                      6            Health Matters                                      20
Starting School- Admissions                       7            Head Lice                                           20
School Organisation                               8            Illness in School                                   20
Curriculum                                        8            School Council                                      20
           Literacy Language & Communication     8            Eco School                                          21
           Mathematical Development              9            Charging Policy                                     21
           Knowledge and Understanding of        10           School Times                                        21
            world – Science                                    Attendance and Absence from School                  21
           Knowledge and Understanding of        10           Closure of the School                               22
            the world – History
                                                               Links with the Secondary Phase                      22
           Knowledge and Understanding of        10
            the world – Geography                              Extended Services – After School and Holiday Club   22

           Information, Communications Technology 11          Extended Services – Ladybird Nursery                23

           Creative Development – D & T          11           Extended Services – Stay and Play                   23

           Creative Development – Art            11           Complaints Procedure                                23

           Creative Development – Music          11           Administration                                      24

           Physical Development                  11           School Calendar                                     25

                  o      Swimming                 11           School Comparative Data                             26

           Welsh (as a second language)          12           School Policy for Admissions                        27

                  o      Curriculum Cymreig       12           APPENDIX 1: Goggles form                            31

                  o      Formal Welsh             12           APPENDIX 2: Uniform Order Form                      32

                  o      Bilingualism             12           APPENDIX 3: Holiday Form                            33

           Religious Education                   12           APPENDIX 4: Administration of Medicine              34

           Personal and Social Education         13           APPENDIX 5: Request to Carry Own Medicine           35

Additional Learning Needs                         13           APPENDIX 6: Use of Images                           36

Equal Opportunities                               13           APPENDIX 7: Acceptable Use                          38

Pupils with Disabilities                          13           APPENDIX 8: Low Risk Visits                         39

Collective Worship                                14           APPENDIX 9: School Admissions Forms                 40

Transport                                         14           APPENDIX 10: Home School Agreement                  45

School Meals                                      14
           Free meals                            14
Playtime Snacks                                   15
Drinks                                            15
Uniform                                           15
Marking Clothes                                   15
Hair                                              15
School Security                                   16
Targets                                           16
School Rules and Discipline                       16
Rewards                                           17
Sanctions                                         17
Lost or Damage Property                           18
Valuables                                         18
Extra-Curricular Activities                       18

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                                                Welcome




Dear Parents


Thank you for taking the time to read our school prospectus. I would also like to take this opportunity to
welcome you to our school.

We all want a good education for our children, but we also want them to be happy and to feel safe and
secure. We aim to give each child the opportunity to develop into a well-rounded, well-balanced person.

We pride ourselves on the broad, balanced and full education we provide in the secure family environment
of a small Church school. The high standards of teaching and learning are a credit to the hard work of
both our staff and pupils. Equally we are proud of the warm, caring and friendly atmosphere that
prevails, making our working environment pleasurable and calm. The caring family atmosphere and the
guiding Christian ethos contribute to the politeness and maturity of our pupils and is often commented
on by visitors.

Education is a partnership between school and home that achieves its goals best when we as partners work
together. I would like you to feel that we value your assistance and opinions.

The prospectus provides information on the school, its aims, curriculum and activities. We hope you will
find time to read it through and then keep it for handy reference should the need arise. The details in the
prospectus are correct at the time of printing; however, please don’t assume there will not be any changes
during this or subsequent years. If you have any queries or concerns please contact me at school any
time.




Yours sincerely,


Gareth J Hughes
Headteacher



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                                                 Ethos
The first aim of this Church in Wales school is to attempt to create an ethos and environment in which
children are able to work in a relaxed and happy manner to the best of their ability and in which they can
form relationships of mutual respect for each other and for the adults who work with them. It is an
important part of this aim that the children become aware of the role of Christianity in providing a model
to live by and standards of caring and fellowship to be aimed at as well as being a vehicle through which
feelings of awe and worship are expressed. In developing respect for and empathy with each other the
children should acquire an awareness of themselves as part of the community and begin to realise the
interdependence of people in society.


                                      Our Mission Statement

Recognising its historical foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious
character in accordance with the principles of the Church in Wales and in partnership
with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.




                                              Our School
Llansanfraid School is classed as a Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School. It was built in 1878 and
extended in 1936 and again in 1966 to provide accommodation for upwards of 100 pupils. A new school
was opened in 1999. By the end of the Summer term each year, the number on roll can rise to over 100.

The school serves a scattered rural catchment area reaching towards Trefnanney, Llanfechain, Penybont,
Trefonen, Porthywaen, Four Crosses and Careghoffa as its margins. A number of families from outside
the direct catchment area choose to educate their children at Llansanfraid. The vast majority of pupils
leaving Llansanfraid for secondary school transfer to Llanfyllin High School. At present, all children have
English as their first language.




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                                           Our School Aims
   To serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of
    Christian belief and practice.

   Encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith that promotes Christian values
    through the experiences that we offer pupils.

   Create a caring school environment where needs and rights of all pupils are acknowledged and
    respected and where all people feel valued.

   Make the environment pleasant, caring and secure and within it to recognise equality of opportunity
    for each pupil - in terms of gender, cultural and religious backgrounds and encourage positive
    attitudes to those issues.

   Deliver the National Curriculum to all pupils whilst seeking to cater for all the wider needs of pupils.

   Provide for the Special Needs of pupils within the school.

   Give pupils an understanding of their world, relationships between people and the environment, and
    to enable children to acquire the skills necessary for successful participation socially.

   Promote self-awareness, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-discipline, whilst encouraging pupils to
    think independently, work together, question and become critically aware.

   Promote partnership between school, staff, pupils, parents, governors and the wider community.

   To have high expectation of all pupils regarding both work and behaviour and to encourage all parents
    to share those expectations.



                                        The Governing Body


Name                          Status                                        Appointment Expires

Rev’d P Powell                Incumbent of Parish                           N/A
Mr G J Hughes                 Headteacher                                   N/A
Mr R Jones Perrott            L.E.A. Appointment                            1.09.2013
Mrs M Morris                  Teacher Governor                              01.09.2014
Mrs R Davies                  Staff Governor                                01.9.2013
Mr G Thomas                   Community Council Appointment                 01.09.2013
Mr R Tulloch                  Parent Governor                               01.10.2012
Mr N Rees                     Foundation Governor                           01.09.2014
TBC                           Foundation Governor                           TBC
Mrs M Griffiths               Foundation Governor                           01.09.2012
Mrs D Swain                   Foundation Governor                           01.09.2014
Mr W Griffiths                Foundation Governor                           01.09.2014
Mr C Gilmore                  Foundation Governor                           01.09.2012



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                                                School Staff


Teaching Staff
Mr Gareth J Hughes               Headteacher
Mrs Meinir Wyn Morris            Deputy Headteacher            Foundation Phase
Miss Elin Morris                 Classteacher                  Years 3 and 4
Miss Joanne Cross                Classteacher                  Foundation Phase
Mrs Vicky Jones                  Classteacher                  Years 5 and 6


Pre-School Staff – Ladybird Nursery
Mrs Nia Williams                 Pre-School Leader
Mrs Kim Langley                  Pre-School Assistant
Miss Marie Peel                  Pre-School Assistant
Miss Samantha Hatfield           Pre-School Assistant


Support Staff
Miss Jemma Benbow                NNEB / Special Educational Needs Support
Mrs Debbie Prodger               NNEB/ Special Educational Needs Support/ Learning Support
                                 Assistant
Mrs Sarah Walker                 Non-Teaching Assistant
Mrs Yvonne Williams              Learning Support Assistant
Miss Emma Stephens               Non-Teaching Assistant


Peripatetic Support Teachers
Mr John Proctor         Brass
Mr Brian Stone          Drums
Mr Mike Wilcox          Guitar


Clerical
Mrs Christine Tibbott            School Secretary


Lunchtime Supervisors
Mrs Glenys Price                 Senior Midday Supervisor
Mrs Yvonne Williams              Assistant Midday Supervisor




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Care-taking/cleaning (employed by Powys County Council)
Mrs Christina Card            Cleaner in Charge
Mrs Carol Jones               Assistant Cleaner


Meals Service (employed by Powys County Council)
Mrs Rachel Davies             Cook in Charge
Mrs Anne Hughes               Assistant Cook
Mrs Jane Hughes               Assistant Cook/School Meals Cashier




                                  Starting School – Admissions
Pupils are admitted in accordance with the School Admissions Policy (which can be found at the back of
this prospectus) at the beginning of the term in which they have their fourth birthday. Before this day
parents are welcome at any time to visit, to discuss their children’s needs and view the school.
Recognising this as a step of great importance we seek to assist further in two ways;
      The school’s funded Early Years setting (offering ten hours a week free nursery provision.)
       Starting the term after the child’s third birthday. A fee is charged for hours additional to the ten
       free hours. The nursery also caters for children from the age of two for a small fee. The nursery is
       open daily - from 9.00 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. There is also a lunch club which runs until 12:30.
      The school has its own Stay and Play Group, which meets in the school hall on Thursday
       afternoons in term-time from 1.00 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. All pre-school children are welcome.
Older children moving into the area may start at any time by prior agreement with the Headteacher. All
parents who are considering sending their children to our school are welcome to visit at a mutually
convenient time.
The Governors have agreed that In the event that the school is oversubscribed the following criteria will
be applied in the order set out below, to decide which pupils to admit.

   a) Looked after children who are baptised members of the Church in Wales
   b) Looked after children of other Faiths
   c) Pupils whose home address is within the ecclesiastical parish boundaries of Llansanffraid.* (giving
      a higher priority to pupils who also meet criteria (d) below
   d) Pupils with a sibling who will continue to be at the school in the next academic year i.e. not in
      Year 6. (see definition of sibling below).
   e) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are attached to St. Ffraid’s Church, Llansanffraid.
   f) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are attached to another Anglican Church and for whom this
      is the nearest Aided School.
   g) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are active members of a non-Anglican Christian
      denomination and for them this is the nearest Church School.
   h) Pupils whose parents are active members of another faith and also express a desire for a Church
      School education.
   i) Other pupils.


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                                       School Organisation
We are a Church in Wales Aided School for children between the ages of four and eleven. They are taught
in four classes:
                                   Nursery/Reception
                                   Years 1 and 2
                                   Years 3 and 4
                                   Years 5 and 6


At present, for the academic year 2011-2012, we have 90 children, which should rise to over 100 by the
end of the year.
The Early Years setting, Llansanffraid Ladybird Nursery, opened in September 2009. We provide free
Welsh Assembly funded nursery provision for all 3 year olds, up to a maximum of 10 hours a week. Any
additional spaces will be available for 2 to 3 year olds at a small charge.
The nursery is open five mornings



                                              Curriculum
In Llansanffraid we aim to give our children a broad and balanced curriculum that encompasses all the
National Curriculum subjects. The Core subjects of Maths, English and Science receive high priority.
Each child is taught according to his or her age and ability and to the targets set by the National
Curriculum and the Foundation Phase.
Subject skills are taught as separate subjects or encompassed in topic work, whichever is most appropriate
for the activity or the age group. Pupils are taught using a variety of teaching methods – whole class,
group work or individual teaching – again as most appropriate for the task.
Group work is undertaken either by mixed ability or ability groups, again the most appropriate for the
task. Throughout the school tasks are given that are suitable for both the age and attainment of the pupil.



                                Communication, Language and Literacy
                              English is relevant to teaching across the whole curriculum as it is the
                              main medium through which the curriculum is taught and learnt. It is
                              impossible to refer to any aspect of the curriculum without English
                              having a central place in it. The foundations of all aspects of English are
                              laid during primary school. We aim to provide opportunities for all
                              pupils to reach their full potential in the skills of speaking, listening,
                              reading, spelling and writing. The development of literacy skills is at the
                              core of our teaching. The main thrust of our Language work is through
the Powys Literacy Scheme of Work and utilizing the Hamilton Trust.
We aim to teach the children to listen and respond effectively. We feel it is important for all children to
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develop an understanding of the spoken word and to develop the capacity to express themselves effectively
with peers and adults alike in a variety of both formal and informal situations. We develop speaking and
listening skills through a variety of activities across the curriculum as well as in music, role play and
drama.
The importance of reading cannot be over-emphasised, neither can the ability to understand and respond
to differing styles of the written word. Experience in reading and in understanding various styles of
writing are provided by exposing the children to as many different forms as possible, e.g. reading
schemes, class and School Library Service and Book Runner books; both fiction and non-fiction, story,
poetry and drama. We use a variety of strategies to promote reading fluency through daily structured
reading sessions in both classes.
We also emphasise the need to construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to
audience and purpose. Pupils are given opportunities to write in varying styles and to produce written
work for different audiences. In order to achieve this range of writing pupils are taught about the
processes of writing through stimulus, brainstorming, note-making, drafting, reflecting, amending,
improving, correcting, editing and features of layout etc. Using our high proportion of computers to
pupils, they are able to develop and apply their ICT (Information and Communication Technology) skills
to process and present information and to communicate ideas with increasing independence.
Spelling is considered to be an important convention and is introduced formally from Year 1.
Throughout school we aim to develop a system of neat, legible handwriting that is readily able to be
developed into a joined cursive style as the child’s skill develops.
English in Foundation Phase. The acquisition of language in early childhood is a complex process. If a
child has a wide range of language experiences, that mastery should become well established and the
child’s intellectual, emotional and social development will be enhanced. By the time they are five, the
nursery experience that the children will have had should enable them to listen, respond to and recall
songs, nursery rhymes, poems and jingles, choose a book, hold it the right way up and discuss aspects of
the story.



Mathematical Development
We aim to provide a balance between practical and recorded work in order to develop an understanding
of, and an enjoyment and interest in Mathematical concepts.
 We endeavour to provide pupils with a rounded mathematical experience that
has applications in everyday life.
We encourage our pupils to develop problem-solving approaches in practical
situations and to undertake investigational work in familiar circumstances. The
school supports the strategies of the Powys numeracy scheme of work with work
from Abacus and the Hamilton Trust.
The youngest children begin to understand the concepts of number and
mathematical processes through structured play and group work so forming the foundation of numeracy.
Children need to see the process in action.




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Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Science
              Science is both a way of finding out about the world and gathering a growing body of ideas
              about the way the world works.
             Scientific concepts and planned inquiry techniques are developed from an early age. We
             aim to give the children the opportunity to explore, discover and investigate. The teaching
             of science through observation and problem solving and the handling of materials and
equipment are encouraged. We hope that this experience will lead them to a greater understanding of the
world.
In the Early Years children will have experiences of animals and other living things. They will be
encouraged to enjoy experimenting, pulling, pushing, turning, pouring, testing,
digging, building and generally finding out how things work. These are the
experiences that will form the foundation of confidence in science and in its
enjoyment.
ICT is used to record and tabulate data as well as a research tool for gathering
information from CD-ROMs or the Internet.
History
History awakens the imagination and develops interest in human activity and societies through the ages
and provides children with a sense of wonder, excitement and of belonging to a community with its roots
in the past. This will help them to appreciate the inheritance and identity of their own society.
Children are given opportunities to find out about the past by looking at artefacts from history, listening
to first-hand experiences, visiting places of historical interest and by learning about the important areas,
people and events from Welsh, British and World history. We follow a two year rolling programme. We
like to undertake visits and welcome visitors into school to enhance and reinforce the concepts acquired in
the classroom by hands-on experience.
Early Years gain hands-on experiences of history alongside the older children thus developing a concept of
today, tomorrow, yesterday and old and new. The pupils are given the opportunity gradually to develop
awareness of the past and of the ways in which it is different from the present.
Geography
Geography gives children the opportunity to develop a first-hand awareness of the world around them.
They are taught geographical skills through the study of a variety of geographical
themes. Initially this is through their own experiences and observations of their
immediate surroundings. They are helped to develop a knowledge and understanding
of places – locally then nationally and internationally. They learn about places they
may not have visited, particularly through the use of visual resources, Internet sites,
videos and photographs. They learn that their world is constantly changing both
naturally and due to man’s intervention and are helped to form ideas about it and to
become aware that they should take an increasing responsibility for its future.




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Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
In a rapidly developing technological age the use of Information and Computer
Technology plays a key part in all areas of the curriculum. As a school we have
interactive white boards in each class and fifteen computers. All are networked to Powys
Intranet and Internet. All pupils must have signed parental consent before they are able
to research information using the Internet and have their own e-mail addresses. They
are able to use the CD/tape player, digital camera or video camera to support their
written or performed work.



Creative Development
Design and Technology (D&T)
                 Design and Technology is essentially a practical area of the curriculum involving the
                children in designing and making products and identifying processes and skills.
                Children are given the opportunity to research, design, make and test a variety of ideas.
                They are taught how to use tools and materials during the making of their ideas. They
                are encouraged to find out how products are made and work and use that knowledge to
                improve their own designs.
Art and Craft
Participation in Art allows children the opportunity to develop their creative abilities,
expressing themselves through a wide variety of media and techniques in both 2D and
3D forms. The children are encouraged to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of
Wales as well as other nations through an introduction to the work of a range of
craftsmen, artists and designers, both past and present.
Work relating to both art and other subjects is displayed throughout the school
showing our appreciation of the children’s work and encouraging them to take a pride in their efforts and
achievements.
Music
We aim to develop our pupils’ sensitivity to and understanding and enjoyment of music through an
                     active involvement in listening, composing and performing. Thus Music is an
                     important part of life in our school. Children perform both for each other and outside
                     audiences, for example, church services and school concerts. We aim to make music
                     enjoyable for all our pupils. We have regular lessons plus informal opportunities for
                     music making. The children sing, play instruments, listen to music and have
                     opportunities to compose. Once a week we meet as a whole school for singing when a
variety of songs suitable for the whole school and appropriate to the time of year and topic are taught.



Physical Development
We aim to provide a sound background in sport through PE. We are concerned with the
enjoyment of developing fitness, good quality performance, an understanding of games
principles and team spirit. Children work on co-ordination between limb and eye,
learning how to evaluate their performance and to improve it. Children from nursery
age onwards need to understand the concepts of good health, physical well-being and
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safety. They are taught to develop physical control, mobility, awareness of space and a range of
manipulative skills. Scheme of work for PE includes games, gym, dance, swimming and outdoor
pursuits. We use the playground, field and village hall for PE. There is an annual Sports Day, to which
all parents are invited. We also take part in Cluster sports meetings giving our children the opportunity
to take part in team games with and against children of the same age. All year 5/6 children have the
opportunity to attend the Llangorse Rope and Riding Centre in the Brecon Beacons. Here they can take
part in such activities as walking, adventure pursuits, climbing and abseiling.
Informal games are encouraged at break and lunchtimes with the playing field in full use, whenever the
weather is suitable, for traditional and impromptu games.
Swimming
                            As our catchment area includes the easily accessed banks of the river Vyrnwy
                            we place great emphasis on the children learning to swim. Therefore, all
                            children attend swimming lessons.
                           The school goes swimming the first half of the Autumn term, the second half
                           of the Spring term and the first half of the Summer Term. We have to travel
to The Flash in Welshpool and therefore we ask for voluntary contributions towards the cost of the coach
hire.



Welsh (as a second language)
Curriculum Cymreig
We aim to foster awareness in our children that they are part of a community in Wales. Knowledge and
understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental, historical and linguistic characteristics of Wales
are integrated into all National Curriculum subjects where applicable.
Formal Welsh
All schools in Wales are legally obliged to teach Welsh as a second language. We are
very fortunate in having the support of two fluently welsh members of teaching staff
and the expert provision of the LEA’s Peripatetic Welsh teachers, the Athrawes Bro,
who are able to deliver the curriculum, encouraging a love of the language and a basic oral fluency in a
pleasurable and meaningful way.
Bilingualism
Incidental Welsh is used whenever possible throughout the school.


Religious Education
            Llansanffraid is a Church in Wales Aided school and has close links with St Ffraid’s Church.
            Our Religious Education is broadly of a Christian nature. We do, however, encourage
            empathy with other faiths and emphasise the caring and sharing aspects of religion. The
            school follows the scheme developed by the Church in Wales and supported by the Diocese of
            St Asaph. We hold special services to celebrate the festivals of the Christian year: - Harvest,
            Christmas, Easter, etc., usually at St. Ffraid’s Church. You will always be informed of these
            services and invited to come along to join us and other members of the local community. If
            parents wish to withdraw their children from the Act of Worship or Religious instruction
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please contact the Headteacher.



                                  Personal and Social Education
           This is taught to the children as part of the day-to-day experiences that go on in class, e.g.
           living and working as part of a group, taking care of themselves and caring for younger
           members of the school, feelings and emotions etc. Many topics are discussed as part of circle
           time or in assembly as well as at other times of the school day. We also operate the SEAL
           programme which focuses on aspects of emotional literacy and understanding.



                                Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
All children are regularly monitored; starting with the Base Line Profile at the time they first enter the
school.
Following Powys LEA Special Needs Guidelines, any children who are considered to have Additional
Learning Needs are placed, with their parents’ consent, on the ALN Register.
Children with identified learning needs include very bright children who are developing faster than the
rest of their age group and therefore have Additional Needs’.
 Learning targets will then be set for the child and the achievement of these will be monitored closely.
Should the child fail to make any significant progress then (with parental permission) the child will be
referred to the ALN Consultation meetings for further support. Advice will then be given about the best
ways to try and overcome the child’s difficulties.
Children with serious or continuous learning, physical, social or behavioural problems will be referred to
the ALN panel for further support. Pupils with significant difficulties may require a ‘Statement of their
Needs’. This is a legal document. It sets out the child’s difficulties and what exceptional provision will be
needed in order that the child can be helped to deal with these problems.
If you have any concerns about your child, either before they start school or when they are receiving
education, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Mrs Morris is the school’s Special Needs Co-
ordinator.



                                        Equal Opportunities
It is the duty of the governing body and Headteacher to promote the understanding of the
principles and practices of equality and good relations and we have adopted an equal
opportunities policy outlining these. This policy is available for viewing in the school
office.



                                      Pupils with Disabilities
We believe that all the children in our care are special and we want to help them all realise their full
potential in a stimulating, caring Christian environment. The school seeks to ensure that all children
with special educational needs whether physical, intellectual, social or emotional, receive appropriate
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educational provision, and that such provision will enable them to overcome their problems as far as
possible and develop their potential to the maximum. The school is committed to providing an
environment that allows these children full access to all areas of learning. All our classroom entrances are
wide enough for wheelchair access and many of the designated points of entry for our school also allow
wheelchair access.


                                          Collective Worship
Provision is made for collective worship on each school day. The school maintains a close association with
St. Ffraid’s Church. Occasions have included our Harvest Festival and Carol Service. Parents have the
right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Collective Worship.


                                                Transport
               Transport will be provided in accordance with Powys LEA transport policy. To qualify for
               primary school transport, pupils must reside 2 or more miles from the nearest school,
               measured by the shortest walking distance, wherever practicable within existing transport
               routes. It should be noted that transport for qualifying pupils is only provided to the school
               that normally takes pupils from the area in which they live.


                                              School Meals
The School Meals Service aims to encourage healthier eating: menus used are chosen with this aim in
mind and known harmful additives are avoided. In primary schools a variety of meal options is available
including traditional meals, salad and tuck (sample menus are sent to parents from time to time). Further
information about school meals can be found on the school meals website:
                               http://schoolmeals.powys.gov.uk
Powys Catering provides meals that are cooked for us daily on the school premises. Children are welcome
to bring a packed lunch from home if that is preferred. No matter which they choose, all children eat their
lunches in the school hall under the supervision of our midday supervisors. The cost of meals is as follows:
        Infants & Juniors           £2.00                   per day (£10.00 per week)
Please send all monies in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name on Monday mornings.
Cheques should be made payable to Powys County Council.
Free Meals
Free meals are available to children where the family income falls within the required scale. Forms to
apply for free meals can be obtained from Mrs Christine Tibbott in the school office. These applications
have to be renewed annually.
   1.    In receipt of Income Support or
   2.    In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or
   3.    Receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or
   4.    Receiving Child Tax Credit, not receiving working Tax Credit and who have an annual taxable
         income of less than £15,575




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                                           Playtime Snacks
 In order to encourage a healthier diet we encourage children bring fruit, a
simple plain biscuit or cereal bar to eat at break. Children in Years 5 and 6
also operate a healthy tuck shop during morning break, every day of the week.
They sell healthy snacks costing between 10p and 40p. As a ‘Healthy School’
we have no sweets, chocolate or crisps – please support us in this – thank you.



                                                 Drinks
 Children may bring to school a non-carbonated drink in a plastic container. We encourage the children to
              have fruit juice, milk or water to drink. We do not allow fizzy drinks, or highly coloured
              squash drinks. Glass bottles and/or cans will not be permitted. All Infant children receive
              free school milk daily. Children are invited to have their own individual water bottles in
              class which are readily available to drink from at any time of the day and they are
encouraged to do so especially after energetic play in warm weather.



                                                Uniform
Uniform is to be worn at school daily. A full list of the uniform available can be found in appendix 2. The
children are required to change for PE, gym and dance lessons.
School sweatshirts and polo shirts are ordered through the school. Completed order forms and payment
need to be sent to school prior to the order being made. We are unable to carry extensive stock in school
because of the cost implications. A fleece and school book bag both with the printed logo, are also available
for purchase.
We ask that pupils wear their school uniform for concerts and educational visits, etc. as appropriate.



                                           Marking Clothes
Please clearly label all uniform with your child’s name. Responsibility for the whereabouts of clothing
rests with your child, not with the school.



                                                   Hair
We would ask that pupils with long hair keep it tied back or up whilst in school. This is both in the
interest of safety and for the avoidance of head lice.




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                                            School Security
                     All visitors to the school need to ring the doorbell at the main entrance then wait for
                    a member of staff to let them in. Please be patient and we will endeavour to be with
                    you as quickly as possible. We ask you not to try other entrances, as these will be
                    locked. Visitors are asked to sign the visitors’ book on arrival.
                    Parents arriving by car at the beginning or end of the day are asked to approach the
                    school with care. Car sharing and walking to school are actively encouraged.



                                                  Targets
 As part of our on-going development the School sets targets for itself and the children.
Specific measurable targets are set for individual children in the Core subjects. These
targets are published by the governing body. However, when a cohort contains less than 10
children these targets are not published to protect the anonymity of individual children.
Pupils expected to achieve Level 4 or above at the end of Key Stage 2.

                                      2011               2012              2013                2013
                                 Target Actual          Target            Target              Target
        English                   93%                    94%               92%
        Mathematics               93%                    94%               94%
        Science                   93%                    94%               94%



                                    School Rules and Discipline

As adults, we should aim to:


    create a positive climate with realistic expectations;
    emphasise the importance of being valued as an individual within the group;
    promote, through example, honesty and courtesy;
    provide a caring and effective learning environment;
    encourage relationships based on kindness, respect and understanding of the needs of others;
    ensure fair treatment for all regardless of age, gender, race, ability and disability;
    show appreciation of the efforts and contribution of all.


The school has a set of ‘Golden Rules’ as any problems that arise can usually be overcome by discussion
with the children about the need for good behaviour and the reasons for not permitting certain behaviour.




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                                        We are gentle.
                                        We are helpful and kind
                                        We listen
                                        We are honest
                                        We work hard
                                        We look after property




The children need to learn to be part of a group and how to abide by the social rules that are necessary to
allow for the smooth running of a school. They need to learn how to interact with their peers and elders
in order to establish purposeful and lasting relationships.



                                                   Rewards

Our emphasis is on rewards to reinforce good behaviour, rather than on failures. We believe that rewards
have a motivational role, helping children to see that good behaviour is valued. The commonest reward is
praise, informal and formal, public and private, to individuals and groups. It is earned by the
maintenance of good standards as well as by particularly noteworthy achievements. This is as true for
adults as for children. Rates of praise for behaviour should be as high as for work.


                                                   Sanctions

Although rewards are central to the encouragement of good behaviour, realistically there is a need for
sanctions to register the disapproval of unacceptable behaviour and to protect the security and stability of
the school community. In an environment where respect is central, loss of respect, or disapproval, is a
powerful punishment.


If children misbehave and/or disobey school rules they are told that their behaviour is unacceptable and
reasons will be given. If misbehaviour continues then they must be punished. Punishment may consist
of loss of privilege (e.g. playtimes or withdrawal from certain activities for a short period).

       Stage          Sanction
               1      WARNING
               2      MOVE PLACE, WORK ALONE
                      Note short explanation of antecedents if necessary.

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               3         LOSE ALL OR PART OF PLAYTIME
                         At playtime, the child remains with a member of staff.
               4         TIME OUT IN ANOTHER CLASS
                         Child is sent to time out room (prearranged with another teacher). This is to be for a session or
                         until work is completed etc.
               5         INFORM PARENTS/CARERS
                         Parents/carers are invited to come into school to discuss child’s behaviour with Headteacher.
       In extreme cases, staff will monitor behaviour checks and the Headteacher will prepare an individual behaviour plan



In the case of persistent misbehaviour or physically aggressive behaviour towards another
person, parents will be contacted to make them aware of and to assist in the correction of such
behaviour.
Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated.



                                         Lost or Damaged Property
Parents are asked to pay the replacement costs of any school property or equipment that is lost or wilfully
damaged.



                                                      Valuables
We strongly recommend that children do not bring valuables to school and that jewellery (apart from
watches) is not worn. School cannot be responsible for lost items and much time can be wasted searching
for these.
Children who have pierced ears should only wear simple round studs for school, in the interest of safety.
These will need to be removed for PE activities, as will watches.



                                        Extra-Curricular Activities
At present the following activities have been arranged for the children.
Netball Club                      Monday            3:10pm – 4:15pm
Sports Club                       Tuesday           3:10pm – 4:15pm
Urdd Craft Club                   Wednesday         3:10pm – 4:15pm
TNS Football                      Thursday          3:10pm – 4:15pm
Drama                             Friday            3:10pm – 4:15pm




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                                           Parental Liaison
We regard a close relationship between home and school as fundamentally important. The school cannot
function effectively unless it receives the whole-hearted support of the parents. We have a Home School
Agreement which we encourage all parents and children to sign.



                                      Parental Help in School
Parents/guardians come into school during the week to help the teachers. This can range from helping
with readers to going to the pool to help change younger children. Regular involvement with children will
necessitate a CRB check but please do not let this deter you.
Any help or expertise you are able to offer will be most gratefully received and utilised. Please contact us
if you can help in any way.



                                      Parental Consultations
During the year parents/guardians will be given the opportunity to have a personal appointment with the
class teacher in order to discuss the progress of their child. These appointments take place in the Autumn
and Summer terms. We hold an open evening in the Spring term.
There may also be occasions when you wish to visit school to discuss matters concerning your child.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, any time, if there is anything that causes you or your child concern.
Again there may be occasions when the class teacher would like to speak to you and you will be contacted.
In the event of any of the above please remember we are all teaching during the day and that it is best to
have prior arranged, mutually convenient, appointments.
We are here to help. You see the child in the home situation; we see them in the school. To ensure success
we have to work together.



                                           School Functions
Parents and guardians will be invited to attend various functions during the school year, e.g. Harvest,
Christmas Plays, other school activities, Sports day etc. We look forward to you sharing these happy
occasions with us.



                                               Homework
Parents are asked to assist us with reading and any work the children take home on a regular basis. This
is especially important for all Infants and lower Junior pupils, also for any older Juniors who may be
experiencing difficulty with reading.
From time to time children may be asked to gather information at home, complete work as part of a topic,
or finish work at home.


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                                             Book Runner
We are very lucky to benefit from Book Runner visits once a term. Children are able to borrow books of
their own choice. Parents are asked to look after these books, share reading them with their child and
ensure the books’ safe return ready for the following term.



                                 Parent and Teacher Association
This group is most generous in its support for the school, contributing to the cost of transport for school
visits and providing educational resources. All parents of the children attending the school are
automatically members.



                                            Health Matters
The school nurse visits school on a regular basis. She is also available to see parents in school if you have
any health concerns about your child. She carries out eye tests and medical interviews with Reception
pupils. The children have their hearing and teeth checked at specific intervals during their time with us.



                                               Head Lice
We do get outbreaks of head lice in school from time to time, and therefore we ask you to be vigilant and
ensure that you check your child’s hair at least once a week as a matter of routine. If we notice head lice
in your child’s hair then we will endeavour to contact you if possible. When an outbreak occurs, please
seek advice and keep combing daily.



                                      Illness/Injury in School
If a child is taken ill at school, or receives an injury, and is unable to carry on with his/her school work,
then we will endeavour to contact parents so that the child may be taken home. If we are unable to
contact parents, then the emergency contacts will be called upon to collect the child.
In an absolute emergency, when we fail to contact parents or emergency numbers, we may need to take
your child to the surgery in Llansanffraid or to the nearest A&E Department at Shrewsbury for
immediate treatment. An ambulance will be called if necessary.
We are unable to administer any medication to pupils, however, we do realise that some children may
need to undergo a long-term, continuous course of treatment. Parents are welcome to discuss these needs
with the Headteacher so that appropriate arrangements may be made.



                                            School Council
The school is proud to have a School Council. It is made up of pupil representatives from each class across
the school. The Council set their own agendas and they make suggestions as to how they would like their
school improved.
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                                               Eco School
Our school is an ‘Eco School’. We take a great deal of care to promote caring for the environment and
sustainability. We have an Eco Committee which meets to monitor and develop our Eco status.


                                            Charging Policy
Although no charge will be made for activities that occur mainly in school time, the school will ask
parents to make a voluntary contribution to meet the cost incurred by the school. The school does not have
unlimited finance and is not in a position to subsidise any visits. If insufficient voluntary contributions
are received then the visit will not take place. In order for a visit to take place a voluntary contribution
from each pupil will be necessary. Charges will be made for activities, which take place mainly, or wholly
out of school time e.g. Residential visits. Charges will also be made for materials used in practical subjects
and project assignments provided parents have agreed in advance that they wish to keep the finished
product e.g. ingredients or materials. Parents can claim remission in respect of some school journeys and
visits within the county. Pupils who will be entitled to remission are those whose parents are in receipt of
Income Support or Family Credit. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the school if they wish to
claim remission from charges.


                                              School Times

    The school doors open at 8:40 am.
    The morning bell rings at 8.50 am and registration should be completed by approximately 9.00
     am.
    Infant and Junior playtime starts at 10.15 am and finishes at 10.30 am.
    Lunchtime starts at 11:45 for all Infant children.
    Lunchtime starts at 12.00 noon for all Junior children and finishes at 1.00
     pm.
    Infant and Junior playtime starts at 2.15 pm and finishes at 2.25 pm.
    School finishes at 3.10 pm for all children.




                              Attendance and Absence from School
We are very proud of the way pupils and parents do their best to ensure that children attend regularly.
Please either inform us, by letter, telephone or in person, if your child is absent from school. Without a
legally acceptable explanation for absence (illness, medical appointment, external examination or holiday)
your child will be marked as having an ‘unauthorised absence’. This is to comply with Government
legislation.
The school must be informed in writing or by a parent in person, for the early release of a child from
school.
Pupil attendance is monitored robustly. All registration is undertaken electronically. Information can be
accessed by the appropriate personnel within the Local Authority. Factors observed are:

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   1. Frequency of individual families undertaking holidays during term time.
   2. Patterns of individual absences.
   3. Length of individual absences.

Any concerns identified by the school will be discussed with the families involved. There may be occasions
where the Educational Welfare Service may be involved.


                                              2010/2011
                                            Attendance Data
                                                  2010/2011             Target for 2011/2012
                     Attendance                      96%                        96.5%



                                       Closure of the School
There are occasions where the school may have to close due to adverse weather conditions or the failure of
our utilities. Parents can find information regarding the situation in the following ways:
   a) Contact the school – 01691 828539
   b) Visit the school website – www.llansantffraid.powys.sch.uk
   c) Visit the Powys County Council Website – www.powys.gov.uk



                                Links with the Secondary Phase
Children transfer to schools in the secondary sector at the age of eleven. Details concerning the transfer
to LEA comprehensive schools are made available to parents in the autumn term the year prior to
transfer. The majority of our children attend Llanfyllin High School. Some move further afield, and a
few will go into selective schools in the area.
The High School will inform parents of Open Evenings in order that they may visit and meet the staff.
The pupils also visit the school of their choice during their final year with us.



                    Extended Services - After School and Holiday Club
The school operates an After School and Holiday Club for working parents or parents who wish their
children to be looked after for a short while after school. This After School Club operates on a Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Holiday Club operates on a Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday.

In term time, the club operates between the hours of 3:10pm – 5:30pm
In holiday time, the club operates from 8:15am – 5:30pm.

Bookings and enquiries can be made through the school office or club staff can be contacted on the club
mobile telephone – 07837 876928
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                             Extended Services – Ladybird Nursery
As a school we offer provision for two and three year olds. Every child aged three can receive up to 10
hours free Early Years learning per week. Children are eligible to start on the term after their third
birthday. All other hours have to be paid for. Full information about this facility can be found in the
Ladybirds Nursery Brochure. This is available on request.


                               Extended Services – Stay and Play
Once a week we invite you to come along and meet other parents and toddlers in a relaxed friendly
atmosphere. All children aged 0 – 3 are welcome. They will have the opportunity to mix with children
who already attend our ladybird pre-school. These sessions take place every Thursday afternoon from
1:00pm – 3:00pm.


                                       Complaints Procedure
If a parent has a complaint, the first stage of the procedure will normally be an informal discussion with
the class teacher or the Headteacher. If this does not resolve the issue, a formal complaint may be referred
to the Governing Body.
Complaints to the School Governors should be addressed to the Chair of the Governing Body.
If the investigations fail to provide a satisfactory response, the complaints may be referred to the Diocesan
Director of Education and/or the LEA. A complainant who is still dissatisfied after following the above
procedure is entitled to take the complaint to the Welsh Assembly Government.




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                                     Administration

School Name And Address:            Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School,
                                    Treflan,
                                    Llansanffraid,
                                    Powys.
                                    SY22 6AE.
                                    Telephone: 01691 828539
                                    Fax.           01691 828138
                                    e-mail         office@llansantffraid.powys.sch.uk
                                                   head@llansantffraid.powys.sch.uk
                                    Website        www.llansanffraidprimary.org.uk

Diocese of St Asaph                 Mrs Anne Suter (Diocesan Schools Officer)
                                    The Vicarage
                                    Station Rd
                                    Rossett
                                    Wrecsam
                                    LL12 0HE
                                    Telephone:   01745 582245
Education Department                Powys County Council,
                                    County Hall,
                                    Llandrindod Wells,
                                    Powys.
                                    LD1 5LG.
                                    Telephone:   01597 826000
Powys Pupil and School Support
Team
Principal Schools Officer           Mr Ian Roberts

School Effectiveness Team Officer   Mr John Evans

Educational Psychology Service      Dr Alun Flyn

Educational Welfare Officer         Mr Geraint Thomas




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                                 School Calendar (2011-2012)


                                                2011
    Autumn Term 2011                     No of School Days           Non-Pupil Days


      5th Sept - 21st Oct                        35                  1st Sept & 2nd Sept

                                  Half Term – 24th Oct - 28th Oct


     31st Oct - 20th Dec                         37                      21st Dec



                                                2012
     Spring Term 2012                    No of School Days           Non-Pupil Days


      9th Jan - 10th Feb                         25

                                   Half Term - 13th Feb - 17th Feb


     20th Feb - 30th Mar                         30



    Summer Term 2012                     No of School Days           Non-Pupil Days


      17th Apr - 1st Jun                         33                       16th Apr

                                    Half Term – 4th Jun - 8th Jun


      11th Jun - 19th Jul                        29                       20th Jul



Good Friday:     Friday 6th April 2012
Easter Monday: Monday 9th April 2012
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May 2012
Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 4th June 2012
Additional ‘One-off’ Bank Holiday: Tuesday 5th June 2012
Royal Welsh Show:           Monday 23rd July to Thursday 26th July



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                                                       School Data

 Summary of National Curriculum assessment results of         Summary of National Curriculum assessment results of pupils
 pupils in the school (2011) and nationally (2010) at the           in the school (2011) and nationally (2010) at the
                   end of Key Stage 1                                              end of Key Stage 2
as a percentage of those eligible for assessment.            as a percentage of those eligible for assessment.




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                                  School Policy for Admissions


St Ffraid’s Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School accepts pupils between the ages of 3 and 11 years of
age.

As a Church in Wales Aided School, the Governing Body of the School is responsible for the admission of
pupils. Admission forms can be obtained from the School. The timescale of the Local Education Authority
(LEA) admission timetable is followed for the handing out, consideration period and return of these
forms.

The Education Reform Act 1988 requires LEA’s and Governing Bodies to admit pupils up to the
admission number (currently 15) unless to do so would be inconsistent with preserving the School’s
distinctive nature.

The school will consider late applications in cases where a viable reason is given. These include when a
single parent has been ill for some time, or a family has just moved into the area, or is returning from
abroad provided applications are received before offers of places are made.

Parents will be receive written notification of all admission applications

Pupils are admitted to the Nursery, which is part of our Early Years class at the beginning of the term in
which they are four years old. Nursery is a statutory provision; however, it is not compulsory education.
Admission to Nursery does not guarantee admission to Reception; if a child has a place in our Nursery
the appropriate application form for admission into Reception must be submitted within the prescribed
timescale of the annual admissions round.

Pupils are admitted to Reception in the academic year in which they are five i.e. any child who attains the
age of four by 31st August can be admitted in September.


“Looked after children” are a priority. In the case of oversubscription the Governors will admit
pupils best satisfying the legal requirements and current legislation.

Children from the Gypsy traveller community or travelling groups will be treated in accordance
with Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 003/2008 ‘Moving Forward - Gypsy Traveller
Education’.

The school will not discriminate between boys and girls, or against applicants on the basis of race, colour,
nationality or national or ethnic origin.

Admissions Criteria

The Governors have agreed that In the event that the school is oversubscribed the following criteria will
be applied in the order set out below, to decide which pupils to admit.

   j) Looked after children who are baptised members of the Church in Wales
   k) Looked after children of other Faiths

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   l) Pupils whose home address is within the ecclesiastical parish boundaries of Llansanffraid.* (giving
      a higher priority to pupils who also meet criteria (d) below
   m) Pupils with a sibling who will continue to be at the school in the next academic year i.e. not in
      Year 6. (see definition of sibling below).
   n) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are attached to St. Ffraid’s Church, Llansanffraid.
   o) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are attached to another Anglican Church and for whom this
      is the nearest Aided School.
   p) Pupils whose parents (see definition) are active members of a non-Anglican Christian
      denomination and for them this is the nearest Church School.
   q) Pupils whose parents are active members of another faith and also express a desire for a Church
      School education.
   r) Other pupils.

Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above.

Please note, any child for whom the school is named in a statement of special educational needs will be
admitted before the application of oversubscription criteria.

For criteria e-h the Governors will seek information about the frequency of attendance at services and
degree of involvement in the work of the church and seek confirmation of these details from the local priest
or minister.

Within each category those living nearest to the school are accorded higher priority. The distances are
calculated by Powys Local Education Authority by use of a Geographical Information System which
accurately measures the straight line distance from the home address to the school. If distances are equal,
as calculated by the Council’s GIS system, for example a flat in a block of dwellings with the same front
door entrance, a differentiation by floor level will be used.

Definitions

Definition of Parents

Parents include all those people who have a parental responsibility for a child as set out in the Children’s
Act 1989. Where responsibility for a child is ‘shared’, the person receiving Child Benefit is deemed to be
the person responsible for completing application forms and whose address will be used for admission
purposes.

Definition of Sibling

For applications made in the normal admission round a relevant sibling is a child who has a brother,
sister, stepbrother or stepsister or is a foster child living in the same family unit in the same family
household and address who attends the preferred school in any year group excluding the final year.
Biological siblings who attend the preferred school in any year group excluding the final year will also be
treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence.

Children residing in the same household as part of an extended family, such as cousins, will not be treated
as siblings.



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‘Residing In’ and ‘Home Address’

The Home Address will be the address used for correspondence related to where “Child Benefit” is paid.
In cases where there is doubt of the home address or where a child lives between two homes (split families)
or other relevant circumstances, proof of the Home Address must be provided to the school to confirm the
address used on the application form. Home address will be the address that complies with the above at
the closing date for applications set by the Local Authority. Families who are due to move house should
provide

i) a Solicitor’s letter confirming that exchange of Contracts has taken place on the purchase of a property;
or
ii) a copy of the current Rental Agreement, signed by both the Tenants and the Landlords, showing the
address of the property; or
iii) in the case of SERVING H.M. Forces personnel, an official letter confirming their date of posting
from the MOD, FCO or GCHQ.

Twins, Triplets, Multiple Births

When the Governing Body are considering twins, triplets or other multiple births for one remaining
place, the family will be offered the place and may decide (a) if they will accept it for one sibling whomever
they decide or (b) they decline the place and it is offered to the next person in the allocation after the
twins/triplets/multiple births. Please note the multiple birth sibling(s) would not be given priority on
admission other than considered as a sibling link once the family had accepted the place(s) offered for one
of the twins/triplets/multiple births.

A waiting list will be maintained in the event of the school being over-subscribed. Following the
allocation of places during the normal admissions round, children will remain on the waiting list until
the 31 August in the school year in which they apply. If additional places become available while the
waiting list is in operation they will be allocated to children on the waiting list on the basis of the above
oversubscription criteria.

If you are applying under criteria e-h above a Supplementary Information Form can be obtained direct
from the school. The SIF alone does not constitute an application; parents must also complete the
Common Application Form.

Admission appeals

Nursery education is a statutory provision but parents have no right of appeal under the Education Act
1980 if they are unsuccessful in gaining a place. Admission to the nursery class does not guarantee
admission to the school.

If we do not offer a child a place at this school, it is because the increase in numbers would adversely affect
the education of our current pupils. Parents who are dissatisfied with the decision of the Governing Body
not to admit a child may appeal. If you exercise that right, the appeal must be forwarded to the Clerk of
the Governors of the school.

The appeal will be considered by an independent admission Appeal Panel, administered by the Diocesan
Board of Education according to the Welsh Assembly Government’s code of practice on school Admission
Appeals. The Appeals Panel then meets to consider all appeals by parents who have been refused a place at
our school. This decision is binding for all parties concerned.
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This policy is written in compliance with the following documentation:

      School Admissions Code Statutory Code Document No: 002/2009,
      July 2009
      Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005.
      Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
      The Race Relations Act 1976
      Equality Act 2006
      Education Reform Act 1988
      The School Standards and Framework Act 1988 – the right to parental preference (s86(1)) and the
       right of appeal.
      The Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2006.
      The Education Act 2005 – priority for Looked After Children.
      The Education and Inspections Act 2006 (section 44) - prohibition on interviewing parents and
       children.
      The Education Act 2002 – repeal of the right to restrict admission based on a proportion of
       children from outside the faith group
      Non-statutory guidance is issued also by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Diocese of St
       Asaph.

Review

In accordance with the School Development Plan, this policy will be reviewed every two years or sooner
in the light of any change of legislation or change in local circumstances.




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Appendix 1 Goggles Form


                                              Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
                                                                                            Treflan
                                                                                       Llansanffraid
                                                                                          SY22 6AE
                                                                                    (01691) 828539
                                                                  office@llansanffraid.powys.sch.uk
                                                         Goggles Form



                     GWASANAETH ADDYSG POWYS EDUCATION SERVICE


       To the Headteacher of Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School


       I …………………………………………… (print name) the parent / guardian of
       ….…………………………………………. (print name of pupil) hereby give permission for
       him / her to wear goggles for swimming lessons.


       I confirm that I have shown him / her the correct way to put on and remove the goggles. I
       also confirm that the goggles are in good condition, are not made of glass or breakable plastic
       and conform to the current safety standards. I am aware that there have been a number of
       accidents nationally as a result of swimmers wearing swimming goggles where injury has
       resulted.


       Signed: …………………………………………………
       Date: ……………………………………………………




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Appendix 2 Uniform Order Form




                                              Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
                                                                                            Treflan
                                                                                       Llansanffraid
                                                                                          SY22 6AE
                                                                                    (01691) 828539
                                                                  office@llansanffraid.powys.sch.uk




                            Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School
                                                                            Size   Quant.   Colour   Cost per
Name of Parent / Guardian                             Garment
                                                                                                      item
Name of Child                                         Child Sweatshirt                      Red       £6.20
                                                      (Red only)

Class                                                 Adult Sweatshirt                      Red      £10.00
                                                      (Red only)
                                                      Child Polo Shirt                                £5.90
                                                      (Red or navy blue)
                                                      Adult Polo Shirt                                £8.00
                                                      (Red or navy blue)
                                                      Child Fleece                          Red      £10.75
                                                      (Red only)
                                                      Adult Fleece                          Red      £16.50
                                                      (Red only)

                    Garment Size                      Hat (baseball)                                  £4.00
                                                      (Red or navy blue)

 Sizes       S        M          L      XL     XXL    Hat (legionnaires)                              £4.50
                                                      (Red or navy blue)

  Age       3-4       5-6       7-8    9-10   11-12   Book Bag                              Red       £3.50
                                                      (Red only)
                                                      Child                                 Blue
Height      104      116        128     140    152    Showerproof                                     £9.50
                                                      Jacket (Red or navy
                                                      blue)
                                                      Adult                                 Blue
 Chest     22-24    26-28        30     32      34    Showerproof                                    £11.75
                                                      Jacket (Red or navy
                                                      blue)
                                                      Child Waterproof
 Waist     22-24      24         26     28      28    Jacket (Navy blue                               £9.00
                                                      only)

 Adult                                                Child Waterproof
             S        M                               Jacket (Navy blue                              £13.00
 Sizes
                                                      only)


Please make cheques payable to: Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School

                                                                               Total _____________________



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Appendix 3 Holiday form


                                                    Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
                                                                                                  Treflan
                                                                                             Llansanffraid
                                                                                                SY22 6AE
                                                                                          (01691) 828539
                                                                        office@llansanffraid.powys.sch.uk



                                  APPLICATION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Thank you for requesting a ‘Leave of Absence’ form. Please complete the section below and return to school at least
two weeks before your intended leave of absence. All applications for holiday in term time will be considered on an
individual basis and the maximum number of day’s holiday which can be taken in term time is TEN DAYS in any
year.

However, when considering future family holidays in term time, please consider the following:

    a) Try not to take holidays during term time if your child is preparing for, or taking internal or external
       examinations.
    b) The effect the absence from school may have on your child’s development.
    c) Where possible, take family holidays during school holidays.

Yours sincerely

Gareth J Hughes
Headteacher


Application for leave of absence of school pupil:

I request that _____________________________________(name of child/ren) be granted leave of absence from
Llansantsanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School.

From ___________________________to _______________________

The reason being:


Signature (Parent/Guardian)___________________________Date_____________


Copy to be returned to Parent:

Child’s Name ____________________________________________

Planned absence from _______________________to______________________

The absence from school was authorised/unauthorised for the following reason:

Signed ___________________________ Headteacher

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                                                                             Appendix 4 School administration of medicine
                                               EDUCATION DEPARTMENT                                   FORM MED. 2

                            REQUEST FOR SCHOOL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION
The school will not give your child medicine unless you complete and sign this form, and the Headteacher has agreed that
staff can administer the medication.
Details of Pupil
Surname            ………………………………………………….……………………………………..
Forename(s)        ………………………………………………………………………………………...
Address:    ……..….………………………………………………………………………………
             ………………………………………………………………………………………...
M / F: …………………… Date of Birth: ………………… Class / Form: …………………
Condition or Illness
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………
Medication
Name / Type of Medication (as described on the container)
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………
For how long will your child take this medication
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Date dispensed……………………………………………
Full Directions of Use
Dosage &Method: ………………….……..…………………………………………………………
Timing: ………………………………….……………………………………………………………
Special Precautions:     …………...….……………………………………………………………
Side Effects: ………………..………….……………………………………………………………
Self Administration: …………………………….……………………………………………………
Procedures to Take in an Emergency: ……………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Contact Details
Name:…………………..…………………………Relationship:……………………………………
Phone No (Work)……………………………… Phone No (Home): ………… ……………….
Address…………………………………….………………………………….
…………………………………………………….……………………………
I understand that I must deliver the medicine personally to ……………………………………(agreed member of staff) and
accept that this is a service which the school is not obliged to undertake.
IN CONSIDERATION of (name),………………………………………………..…..Headteacher of
(name…………………………………………………. school administering medication to my child
(name)………………………………. at my request I (name)……………………………………. HEREBY
AGREE that I will indemnify (name)……….……………………………………. and the Powys Education
Authority, its officers and servants in respect of all consequential injury, loss, damage or liability whatever and
however arising.
Relationship to pupil……………………………………………………………………….…
Signature(s)………………………………………………………… Date………………………………
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                                                         Appendix 5 Consent for child to carry medicine



                          EDUCATION DEPARTMENT              FORM MED.5
                 REQUEST FOR PUPIL TO CARRY THEIR MEDICATION
Form for parents to complete if they wish their child to carry their own medication
This form must be completed by parents / guardians
Pupil's Name………………………………………….. Class / form ………
Address………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
………
Condition or illness
..……………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………...…..……………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………
Name of Medicine
…………………………………………………………………..…………………………
………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………..………………
Procedures to be Taken in an Emergency
………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………
Contact Information
Name…………………………………………………………………..
Phone No (Work)……………………………………………………..
(Home)………………………………………………………………..
Relationship to Child…………………………………………………
I would like my son/daughter to keep his/her medication on him/her or use as necessary
Signed …………………………………………………………
Relationship to Child ……………………………………………….
Date …………………………………..

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                                                                                                  Appendix 6 Consent for use of images



                                                         Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
                                                                                                       Treflan
                                                                                                  Llansanffraid
                                                                                                     SY22 6AE
                                                                                               (01691) 828539
                                                                             office@llansanffraid.powys.sch.uk



                     Using Images of Children/Young People – Parental Consent Form

                                            Consent Form for Use by
                                 Llansanffraid Church in Wales Primary School

To:       Name of the child’s/young persons parent or guardian____________________________________________

          Name of child/young person ___________________________________________________________

Occasionally, we may take photographs of the children at our school. We may use these images in our prospectus or in other
printed publications that we produce, as well as on our website or on project display boards at our school. We may also make
video or webcam recordings for monitoring or other educational use.

From time to time, our school may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or
other high profile event. Pupils will often appear in these images, which may appear in local or national newspapers, or on
television news programmes. From time to time, parents/guardians will be invited to the school to various activities and
events, such as award ceremonies, drama productions, etc.

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your permission before we can photograph or make any recordings of
your child for promotional purposes. Please answer questions 1-5 below, then sign and date the form where shown.

Please return the completed form to school as soon as possible.
                                                                                                        Please circle your answer
1.    May we use your child’s photograph in the school prospectus and other printed
      publications that we produce for promotional purposes or on project display boards?               Yes / No

2.    May we use your child’s image on our website?                                                     Yes / No

3.    May we record your child’s image on video or webcam?                                              Yes / No

4.    Are you happy for your child to appear in the media?                                              Yes / No

5.    Are you happy for parents/guardians to take photographs/videos at activities                      Yes / No
      and events held at the school?

Please note that websites can be viewed throughout the world and not just in the United Kingdom where UK law applies.

Please also note that the conditions for use of these photographs are on the back of this form.

I have read and understood the conditions of use on the back of this form.

Parents or guardian’s signature:________________________________ Date:____________________

Name (in block capitals): ______________________________________________________________


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Conditions of Use

1   This form is valid for the period of time your child attends this school.

2   We may re-use photographs or recordings after your child leaves this school.

3   We will not use the personal details or names of any child or young person in a photographic image,
    on video, on our website, in our prospectus or in any of our other printed publications.

4   We will not include personal e-mail or postal addresses, or telephone or fax numbers on video, on our
    website, in our prospectus or in other printed publications.

5   If we use photographs of individual children/young people, we will not use the name of that
    child/young person in the accompanying text or photo caption.

6   If we name a child/young person in the text, we will not use a photograph of that person to accompany
    the article.

7   We may use group or class photographs or footage with very general labels, such as “a science lesson”
    or “making Christmas decorations”.

8   We will only use images of children/young people who are suitably dressed, to reduce the risk of such
    images being used inappropriately.




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                                                                                           Appendix 7 Use of email policy and parental consent



                                                                   Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
                                                                                                                 Treflan
                                                                                                            Llansanffraid
                                                                                                               SY22 6AE
                                                                                                         (01691) 828539
                                                                                       office@llansanffraid.powys.sch.uk




         Acceptable Use Policy for Llansanffraid Church in Wales Primary School

Rules governing use of E-mail.

Pupils shall not: -

         use racist, sexist or otherwise offensive or threatening language in the sending of e-mail messages.
         attempt to impersonate other e-mail users.
Rules governing use of the Internet.

Pupils shall not:-

         Attempt to access any undesirable materials such as pornography or materials of a racist or sexist nature.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Parent Consent form.

Please complete and return this form to the Headteacher, Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School.

I am the parent or carer of ______________________________________________

         I understand that the school will take all reasonable steps to ensure that my child uses the school’s Internet
          and electronic mail services for appropriate purposes.
         I understand that no filtering system can guarantee to be 100% effective all the time and that there may be
          occasional instances of misuse by some pupils.
         I understand that my child will be held accountable for his / her use of the Internet and electronic mail
          services and that deliberate misuse will be treated as a serious breach of school rules and reported to me.
I give my permission for my child to use the Internet and electronic mail services in the school.

Signed: _____________________________________ Date:_______________________

Pupil Consent form.
As a school user of the Internet, I agree to comply with the school rules on its use. I will use the Internet in a
responsible way and observe all the restrictions explained to me by the school.
Pupil signature:__________________________________ Date:_____________________

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                                                                    Appendix 8 consent for low risk visits




Parental Consent for Local and/or Low Risk Visits

Name of School: Llansanffraid Church in Wales Aided Primary School

Through the risk assessment process the following activities which are undertaken on a
regular basis have been designated as low risk:

               Visit to the church

               Walk around the village

I would be grateful if you could complete this consent form and return it to school. For
any off-site activity covered by this consent parents/guardians will be informed each time
they are to occur and if at that time parents wish they have the right to withdraw this
general consent. Any visit that, following a risk assessment does not fall into the low risk
category will be the subject of an individual and specific parental consent form.


I give consent for __________________________ (name of pupil) to be taken on low risk
off-site activities.


Signed ___________________________________ Date __________
(Parent or Guardian)




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                                                                                  Appendix 9 School Enrolment Form


                              Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School

                                                                                  Admissions Form
Surname:                                                 Forenames:
Date of Birth:
Address:


Post code:
Home Telephone:
Home Language:                                                  Home Religion:
Name of Previous School:
Tel. No. of Previous School:


Parent/Guardian
Name(s):                                               Daytime Contact:
                                                       Daytime Contact:


Other children in family:
Name:                                                      Date of Birth:
Name:                                                      Date of Birth:
Name:                                                      Date of Birth:
Name:                                                      Date of Birth:



Pupil’s Doctor:                                           Telephone:
Medical History:      Does your child have any long-term illnesses?    Yes / No
If yes please give details:




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Does your child suffer from allergies?(asthma, eczema, migraine, nut allergy, hay-fever or allergy to
insect stings, etc.)   Yes/No
If yes please give details:


New Admission No.:                                    Date of Admission:
UPN:                                                  Year Group:


In any emergency, the school will always try to contact the home address first.

Please give contact numbers below:
                              Name:
                          Address:




                        Post Code:
                          Tel. No.:
            Relationship to Pupil:


                              Name:
                          Address:




                        Post Code:
                          Tel. No.:
            Relationship to Pupil:




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                                       Child’s name:




   Emergency Contact3
         Name:
         Address:




         Post Code:
         Tel. No.:
         Relationship to Pupil:


All this information is entered on our computer database and is protected by the Data Protection Act.

             Please enter child’s name and tick or complete the appropriate shaded boxes
                                                    NATIONAL IDENTITY
               Category                          Code          Tick                        Category                Code       Tick
                                                               Box                                                             Box

Welsh                                           WAL                                         British                 BRI
English                                          ENG                              Other (please specify)           OTH
Scottish                                         SCO
Irish                                             IRE                            I do not wish a national
                                                                                  identity to be recorded

                                              ETHNIC BACKGROUND
                              Please note, codes are provided for school use in completing the annual return.
          Main Category                    Main                          Approved extended categories           Extended     Tick
                                                       PLASC
                                           Code                                                                  codes       Box
   WHITE
British                                    WBRI          101
Traveller of Irish Heritage                WIRT          102
Roma/Roma Gypsy                           WROM           103
Any Other White Background                WOTH           103          Albanian                                   WALB
                                                                      Bosnian-Herzegovinian                      WBOS
                                                                      Croatian                                  WCRO


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                                            Greek/Greek Cypriot                   WGRE
                                            Kosovan                               WKOS
                                            Serbian                               WSER
                                            Turkish/Turkish Cypriot               WTUR
                                            White European                        WEUR
                                            White Eastern European                WEEU
                                            White Western European               WWEU
                                            Other White                          WOTW
  MIXED BACKGROUND
White and Black Caribean     MWBC    110
White and Black African      MWBA    111
White and Asian              MWAS    112
Any Other Mixed Background   MOTH    113    White and Chinese                    MWCH
                                            White and Any Other Ethnic Group     MWOE
                                            Asian and Black                       MABL
                                            Asian and Chinese                    MACH
                                            Asian and Any Other Ethnic Group     MAOE
                                            Black and Chinese                     MBCH
                                            Black and Any Other Ethnic Group      MBOE
                                            Chinese and Any Other Ethnic Group    MCOE
                                            Other Mixed Background               MOTM
   ASIAN OR ASIAN BRITISH
Indian                       AIND    120
Pakistani                    APKN    121    Mirpuri Pakistan                      AMPK
                                            Other Pakistan                        AOPK
Bangladeshi                  ABAN    122
Any Other Asian Background   AOTH    123    African Asian                         AAFR
                                            Kashmiri                              AKAS
                                            Nepali                                ANEP
                                            Sinhalese                             ASNL
                                            Sri Lankan Tamil                      ASLT
                                            Other Asian                           AOTA


            Main Category    Main               Approved extended categories     Extended     Tick
                                    PLASC
                             Code                                                 codes       Box

   BLACK OR BLACK BRITISH
Caribean                     BCRB    130
African                      BAFR    131    Ghanaian                              BGHA
                                            Nigerian                              BNGN

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                                          Sierra Leonian         BSLN
                                          Somali                 BSOM
                                          Sudanese               BSUD
                                          Other Black African    BAOF
Any Other Black Background   BOTH   132   Black European         BEUR
                                          Black North American   BNAM
                                          Other Black            BOTB

   CHINESE OR CHINESE BRITISH
Chinese or Chinese British   CHNE   140   Hong Kong Chinese      CHKC
                                          Malasian Chinese       CMAL
                                          Singaporean Chinese    CSNG
                                          Taiwanese              CTWN
                                          Other Chinese          COCH

   ANY OTHER ETHNIC
   GROUP
Any Other Ethnic Group       OOTH   150   Afghanistan            OAFG
                                          Arab                   OARA
                                          Egyptian               OEGY
                                          Filipino               OFIL
                                          Irani                  OIRN
                                          Iraqi                  OIRQ
                                          Japanese               OJPN
                                          Korean                 OKOR
                                          Kurdish                OKRD
                                          Latin American         OLAM
                                          Lebanese               OLEB
                                          Malay                  OMAL
                                          Moroccan               OMRC
                                          Polynesian             OPOL
                                          Thai                   OTHA
                                          Vietnamese             OVIE
                                          Yemeni                 OYEM
                                          Other Ethnic Group     OOEG
                             REFU   198
   Refused
                             NOBT   199
   Information not
   obtained



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                                                                                      Appendix 10 Home School Agreement

                           Llansanffraid Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School

                                                                           Home / School Agreement



SCHOOL’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

In order to meet our aims and mission statement we will:

       Ensure that your child is valued for who he/ she is and learns to value others.
       Treat your child with dignity and respect and expect respect in return.
       Promote healthy lifestyle choices and an awareness of your child’s responsibilities to others and the world
        they live in.
       Provide the best possible education and care for your child.
       Provide you with information about your child’s progress and provide you with opportunities to discuss
        this progress with the relevant teachers.
       Inform you of concerns regarding your child’s attendance, behaviour, work or health.
       Challenge your child to develop personally, socially and intellectually.
       Provide an appropriately differentiated and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of your child.
       Set appropriate tasks to complete at home with your support.
       Promote Christian values of respect, care, and tolerance.

    SIGNED: __________________________________________ Headteacher




PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

As parents we are the first and primary educators of our children and in signing this agreement we will work
closely with the school to help our child achieve his/her full potential and keep themselves safe.

I / we will:

       Ensure that my child attends school regularly, on time, and suitably dressed.
       Inform the school of any concerns and / or problems that might affect my child’s work and / or behaviour.
       Inform school immediately by phone or in writing if my child is to be absent from school for any reason,
        including illness and/ or medical appointments.
       Give my child opportunities for learning at home and support for tasks sent from school.
       Support the school’s policies and practice for promoting good behaviour.
       Attend parent / teacher discussions about my child’s progress.
       Encourage my child to be enthusiastic about learning and to enjoy school by being positive about what the
        school is trying to achieve.
       Encourage my child to talk about their experiences in school and encourage them to do their best in
        whatever they do.

    SIGNED: ___________________________________________ Parent / Carer

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PUPIL’S RESPONSIBILITIES

I will :

          Attend school regularly and arrive on time.
          Come to school with a positive attitude for learning.
          Treat other people and the environment with respect and consideration.
          Look after my own belongings, and those of other people and the school.
          Always do my best and allow others to do so.
          Contribute fully to all learning activities provided by the school.
          Behave sensibly so that everyone can be happy and safe.
          Take responsibility for my actions by thinking about what I do and say.

    SIGNED:___________________________________________Child (to be signed by children in Years 3-6)




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