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									   CRADOC SCHOOL
    YSGOL CRADOC

School Prospectus   1
                                    Contents
                    Subject              Page                         Subject                             Page

Welcome by the Headteacher          3           Foundation Phase Results                             19


Introduction to the School          4           Key Stage 2 Results                                  20


School Organisation                 5           Provision for pupils with Disabilities               21
                                                Behaviour
                                                Attendance
Governing Body                      6           Attendance (Cont)                                    22
                                                Admissions
                                                School Security and Health & Safety
The School Day                      7           Sex Education           Equal Opportunities          23
                                                Homework                Communication
School Calendar                     8           Break Times             Extra-Curricular             24
                                                School Council          Eco Club & Healthy Schools
Our Aims                            9           Medicines & Illness     School Uniform & PE Kit      25
                                                School Lunches
Our Curriculum                      10 - 16     School Transport        Collective Worship           26
                                                Glossary of Terms
Three Year Old Provision 3@Cradoc   17          Complains Procedure   School Reports                 27
                                                Looked After Children Charging and Remissions
                                                Home School Agreement
Cool Kids at Cradoc (Childcare)     18          Appendix 1 - Attendance                              28



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                           Cradoc Community Primary School

                           Welcome                           Education is like a journey, where the ‘ride’ is as
                                                             important as the destination itself. Learning must be
          Dear Parents,                                      rewarding, exciting and fun! It must stimulate our
                                                             children to want more. Cradoc provides a wonderful
          On behalf of myself, staff, governors, parents     environment in which our children can learn and grow.
          and pupils, may I extend a warm welcome to         We aim to work in partnership with you as parents, to
          you and your family.                               seek ways in which we can further enhance the
                                                             children’s education, so that every child receives the
          At Cradoc we believe that every child has the      best possible start to their educational journey.
          right to receive the best education possible and
          we strive to provide that. Education is not        Choosing the right school for your child is an important
          purely about academic standards, it involves the   decision. I hope this prospectus will provide you with
          whole child – his/her physical, moral, social,     much of the information you need. However, please
          spiritual, creative and aesthetic development.     feel free to contact the school on 01874 622555, to
                                                             make an appointment to visit us and to get a ‘feel’ for
Welcome




          The world in which we live is changing at a        the school yourself.
          rapid rate. It is essential that we provide our
          children, not only with the knowledge, but also    I very much look forward to receiving your call and
          the skills and attitudes that they need to         meeting with you.
          become independent and confident lifelong
          learners.                                          Mr Darren Jones
                                                             Headteacher
                                                      Introduction
               Cradoc C.P. School came into being in 1969 following         Cradoc School is an English medium Community
               the amalgamation of 5 small local village schools            Primary School with, approximately 120 full time
               (Battle, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Merthyr Cynog,              children on roll, aged between 4 - 11 years and up
               Trallong and Upper Chapel) when pupil numbers                to 15 part time children in our designated setting
               made it essential to amalgamate.                             for three year-olds.

               Cradoc is a popular school and, due to increasing            School Contact Details:
               numbers over the years, three extra classrooms have          Cradoc CP School
               been added. It has an ‘open plan’ infant department          Cradoc
               and four separate classrooms.                                Brecon
                                                                            LD3 9LR
               The grounds are extensive, comprising two
               playgrounds and large grassy play areas, which are           01874 622555
               continually being improved, enabling children to             office@cradoc.powys.sch.uk
               participate in a wider range of activities at break times.   www.cradoc.powys.sch.uk
               There is also a hockey/soccer pitch and a separate
               rugby pitch.                                                 The Local Education Authority
Introduction




                                                                            The school is maintained by Powys Education
               The grounds support a variety of habitats. An                Authority.
               enclosed nature area has a rough meadow, a pond
               and a marshy area. There is also a developing                The Authority can be contacted by writing to: -
               woodland , vegetable garden, chicken house and a             Director of Education
               wildlife area. The children were responsible for             Powys County Council
               designing and developing these areas, supported by           County Hall
               staff, parents and governors, and continue to enjoy          Llandrindod Wells
               them through curricular and extra curricular activities,     LD1 5LG
               enhancing their learning through direct experience.          Tel: 01597 826000
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                                               School Organisation
                      Headteacher                                    Peripatetic Teaching Staff
                                                Administration
                      Darren Jones              Sheila Norman
                                                                     Welsh      Glynis James
                      Acting Deputy             Helen Jones
                                                                     Cello      Alan Davies
                      Headteacher                                    Violin     Evelyn Hill
                      Bethan Roberts            Caretaker
                                                                     Brass      Robert Moeller
                                                Ceri Richards
                      Teaching Staff                                 Piano      Emma Prosser
                      Nic Aldridge                                   Woodwind   Sue Price
                                                Cleaner
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                      Carol Hughes              Tom Cole
                      Bethan Price
                      Ruth Morris                                    School Classes 2012/13
                                                Cook in Charge
                      Sam Harley                Eileen Parry
                                                                     3 Year Old Setting
                      School Administrator                           Nursery/Reception/Yr 1
                      Sheila Norman                                  Years 1/2
                                                Midday Supervisors
                                                                     Year 3
                                                Helen Jones
                      Learning Support Staff                         Years 4/5
                                                Annette Morris
                      Ruth Davies                                    Years 5/6
                                                Marilyn Price
                      Dawn Lowe                 Mandy Salisbury      Number on Roll Sept 2012 = 128 pupils
                      Annette Morris            Lesley Price         (including 3 year olds)
                      Jan Owen                  David Jones
                      Marilyn Price                                  Unauthorised Absences 2011/12 – 0.05%
                      Mandy Salisbury
                      Lesley Price                                   Authorised Absences 2011/12 –   5.79%
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                                                       Governing Body 2012/13
                      Headteacher               Mr Darren Jones      01874 622555
                      Chairman                  Mr Andrew Twigger    01874 636116

                      L.E.A. Representatives
                      C.C. Mrs Gillian Thomas              01874 625302
                      Major W Garnett                      01874 623916
                      Andrew Twigger                       01874 636116

                      Parent Governors
                      Mr Tim Field              01874 622669
                      Mrs Emma Prosser          01874 665622
School Organisation




                      Mrs Rebecca Davies        01874 620790
                      Mr Conor Whitelaw         01874 610691

                      Teacher Governor
                      Miss Beth Roberts         01874 622555

                      Staff Governor
                      Mrs Sheila Norman         01874 622555

                      Community Governors
                      Mrs Barbara Wood          01874 625236
                      Mr Patrick Blake          01874 636390


                      Minor Authority
                      Mr Richard Field          01874 611524

                      Correspondent
                      Mrs Helen Jones           01874 622555
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                                Our School Day
                      9.05am    Pupils Supervised on School Site

                      9.15am    School Day Begins

                      10.45am   Morning Break

                      11.00am   Second Lesson Begins

                      12.00pm   Infant Lunch Begins
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                      12.15pm   Junior Lunch Begins

                      1.00pm    Afternoon School Begins

                      2.10 – 2.20pm        Infant Break

                      2.20 – 2.30pm        Junior Break

                      3.30pm    School Ends




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                                           School Calendar 2012/13
                      Autumn Term 2012             No. of School Days       Non-Pupil Days
                      Tuesday  4th  September                              Monday 3rd September
                      To                                       39
                      Friday 26th October
                      Half term – Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November
                      Monday 5th November
                      To                                       35
                      Friday 21st December

                      Spring Term 2013            No. of School Days        Non-Pupil Days                Notable Dates
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                      Tuesday 8th January
                      To                                       24            Monday 7th January    Good Friday
                      Friday 8th February
                                                                                                   Friday 29th March 2013
                      Half term – Monday 11th February to Friday 15th February
                      Monday 18th February                                                         Easter Monday
                      To                                       28            Thursday 28th March
                                                                                                   Monday 1st April
                      Wednesday 27thth March

                                                                                                   May Bank Holiday
                      Summer Term 2013             No. of School Days       Non-Pupil Days         Monday 6th May
                      Monday 15th April
                      To                                       29
                                                                                                   Spring Bank Holiday
                      Friday 24th May
                      Half term – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May                               Monday 27th May
                      Monday 3rd June
                      To                                       35           Monday 22nd July       Royal Welsh Show
                      Friday 19th July                                      Tuesday 23rd July      23rd July – Thursday 26th
                                                                                                   July

                                                                                                   The Non-pupil days published in
                                                                                                   this prospectus may be altered but
                                                                                                   with the agreement of the Director
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                                                                                                   of Education and will be subject to
                                                                                                   one term’s notice
                                                             Our Aims

                                  ‘Providing roots to grow and wings to fly’

           Cradoc aims to provide a rich, relevant and broad education, allowing pupils of all abilities to develop the skills
           and knowledge necessary to prepare them for each stage of their education and, ultimately, for adult life.

           We aim to develop responsible, confident and enthusiastic learners who are aware of their own potential and
           are responsive to the needs of others.

           Within a challenging and supportive ethos, we help our children develop:

           • an intellectual curiosity and a capacity for hard work
           • a positive sense of self worth
           • an appreciation of their role within the school community
           • an awareness of the school’s place within the local community
           • an understanding of the wider environment
Our Aims




           At Cradoc we have three main aims which reflect our vision for the school. We aim:-

           • to work in partnership with parents and the community, to encourage and enable our children to become
           independent, confident and resilient learners and thinkers. We aim to ensure that they have the knowledge,
           skills and attitudes to become lifelong learners.
           • to provide an environment which is attractive and stimulating, where the children feel valued and secure.
           • to heighten the children’s awareness of, and respect for themselves, their peers, their elders, the community
           in which they live and the wider world. We aim to prepare them to become well informed, responsible and
           caring citizens in the future.                                                                                  9
                                                                     Our Curriculum

                                            The Powys Curriculum Statement

                 ‘To be educated is not to arrive at one’s destination; it is to travel with a different view.’ -
                 Paul Hirst

                 ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’- William Butler Yeats


                 The Statutory Curriculum Requirements
                 The new revised National Curriculum is built on the following principles:
Our Curriculum




                 •a focus on the learner;
                 •emphasis on subject-specific and cross-curricular skill development;
                 •a focus on continuity and progression 3-19;
                 •flexibility;
                 •relevance to the twenty-first century;

                 It also supports Government policy including bilingualism, Cwrricwlwm Cymreig/Wales, Europe
                 and the World, equal opportunities, food and fitness, education for sustainable development and
                 global citizenship, and the world of work and entrepreneurship.



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                                                                        Our Curriculum
                 At Cradoc School, we promote a broad and balanced curriculum taught through a variety of teaching methods. Our
                 curriculum statement is in accordance with the requirements of the Foundation Phase and the new revised National
                 Curriculum orders, which became statutory in September 2008.

                 Our vision aims to prepare our children with the skills, knowledge and attributes to equip them for life in the twenty
                 first century. We aim to provide education of the highest possible standard within the context of Christian belief and
                 practice. To this end we will offer all our pupils an appropriately differentiated, challenging and stimulating
                 curriculum in the context of a thematic approach.

                 We provide our pupils with a curriculum which seeks to educate the ‘whole person’, both in academic and practical
                 ways. We strive to make our curriculum appropriate to pupils’ needs with teaching styles that develop positive
                 attitudes through enquiry based learning.
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                 Our teaching will promote the following:
                  Independent children who take responsibility for themselves and for others
                  Active learners who have good creative, problem solving and thinking skills
                  An emphasis on learning skills as well as facts

                 All school policies, schemes of work and planning will clearly indicate a skills based approach to learning.
                 Assessment of and for learning will ensure that there is a focus not only on what children learn, but also the way in
                 which they learn.

                 We are a school situated in Wales and through our formal and informal curriculum we aim to foster and develop an
                 awareness of Welsh language, culture and heritage as well as a knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural
                 inheritance of Wales and the UK. Through our curriculum and from working with the local community, our pupils will
                 also develop an understanding of global issues and the need for sustainability.
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                 The National Curriculum

                 The Foundation Phase (Ages 3 – 7)

                 The Foundation Phase is followed by pupils from the 3 year old setting until National Curriculum Year 2 (used to be
                 Key Stage 1). In the Foundation Phase the children follow ‘The 7 Areas of Learning’, where the children
                 experience education through structured play and a variety of practical activities.

                 As the children progress through the Foundation Phase , they will continue to be challenged in a slightly more
                 structured way. At all times we take into account the development and abilities of each individual child. The school
                 run regular workshops for parents to keep them informed of how the Foundation Phase is structured and what is
                 expected of pupils and parents.
Our Curriculum




                 The children will follow a carefully planned programme of activities grouped under the following headings:

                 Personal and Social Development,                                     Knowledge and Understanding
                 Well Being and Cultural Diversity                                    of the World

                 Language, Literacy & Communication Skills                            Mathematical Development

                 Welsh Language Development                                            Physical Development

                 Creative Development

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                                                                             We use a variety of methods to teach reading and these
                                                                             are clearly explained in our annual Reading Meetings for
                                                                             parents. Our key reading schemes are Sound Start and the
                                                                             Oxford Reading Tree. As soon as they are able, our
                                                                             children are encouraged to read widely from a large
                 Key Stage 2: Ages 7 – 11 (Years 3 – 6)                      selection of books and we use Book Weeks , Book Fairs
                                                                             and Puffin Book Club to promote an enjoyment of reading.
                 The essential skills of communication, literacy and         We also aim to promote a love of literature through our
                 numeracy will still be the central focus of the             displays around the school.
                 curriculum. But as their understanding of the different
                 disciplines increases, more time will be given to the       Children will be encouraged to develop self-confidence,
                 foundation subjects.                                        independence in learning and higher order skills in a range
                                                                             of situations.
                 Children will be encouraged to develop self-confidence,
                 independence in learning and the higher order skills.       We have an extensive library at Cradoc and this is further
                                                                             supplemented by the Schools Library Service which
                 The following gives a brief outline of the requirements     provides a large selection of fiction and non fiction, suitable
                                                                             for all ages and abilities.
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                 of the National Curriculum:
                                                                             The teaching of writing is delivered through our daily
                                                                             Literacy lessons. As far as is possible, writing lessons are
                                                                             within the context of our termly topics and themes. Our
                 Literacy                                                    handwriting scheme is based on Nelson and we promote
                                                                             the highest possible standards of presentation at all times.
                 Our main aim is to provide a stimulating curriculum that
                 motivates our pupils to achieve the highest possible        The development of oracy is promoted through role play
                 standards in all areas of literacy. We have a thorough      and ‘Show and Tell’ in the early years. It is further
                 Literacy Strategy at Cradoc which summarises our            developed through circle times, drama and the many
                 policy and practice in this area. Our curriculum is based   school productions which take place each year. In the
                 on the Powys Schemes of Work for Literacy.                  Juniors, the children take part in presentations, circle time,
                                                                             debates, drama and the various school productions.


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                 Numeracy                                                       Welsh
                 Maths should be an enjoyable voyage of discovery               Welsh is taught as a second language and our aim is
                 providing the knowledge and skills for pupils to solve         for all children to become as bilingual as possible. We
                 mathematical problems throughout the lives of pupils.          provide opportunities for them to use Welsh daily, in a
                                                                                variety of contexts e.g at snack time and at playtime.
                 The Numeracy Strategy provides the main framework
                 for the teaching of maths (in conjunction with revised         Simple vocabulary, phrases and sentences are
                 orders for Wales), but then each teacher uses a range          introduced as soon as possible to the nursery and
                 of materials to provide the most appropriate                   reception class, so that they hear Welsh words
                 experiences for pupils according to their ability.             immediately they start school.

                  Each child works at his/her own level of ability, so that     A peripatetic Welsh teacher visits the school for one
                 mathematically able children are able to progress              day a week and the language patterns used in these
                 rapidly, while those who experience some difficulty can        lessons are reinforced by class teachers throughout
                 work at their own pace and not become frustrated.              the week.

                 Science
                 The innate curiosity of a child provides a natural             Religious Education
Our Curriculum




                 stimulus for scientific development. Science for young         We follow the Powys Religious Education Scheme
                 children means exploring, discovering and investigating        which includes learning about the key characteristics
                 the world around them. These activities help children          of the main World Religions . The emphasis is on
                 gather the experience they need, to understand the             kindness, consideration and honesty, all of which are
                 world in which they live.                                      important aspects of the school culture and ethos.
                                                                                The children are taught respect and tolerance
                 At each stage of his/her life, a child should be building on   towards others and their beliefs.
                 previous experiences and developing broader concepts
                 or ideas.                                                      The School receives regular visits by local clergy to
                                                                                take Collective Woship and as part of the RE
                 For science to be successful, children need to explore         curriculum. Parents/Guardians may withdraw
                 and investigate in a ‘hands on’ situation wherever             children from Collective Worship or RE if they
                 possible. As they develop scientifically, the children are     wish.
                 encouraged to experiment, conduct tests and discuss
                 their ideas with other groups. As the children develop
                 their investigative skills they are encouraged to record
                 findings systematically.                                                                                           14
                 Information Technology                                  History
                 Children are taught to become familiar with             History affects and pervades every aspect of
                 information technology. We aim to enable children       our lives. It not only allows pupils to acquire
                 to use IT confidently and purposefully to achieve       an insight into the affairs of the modern
                 specific outcomes.                                      world and past times, but it is also of intrinsic
                                                                         interest.
                 Children are encouraged to use computers to help
                 them through a wide variety of cross-curricular         Children are taught to develop an awareness
                 activities, enabling them to perform skills to a        of the characteristics of different periods in
                 higher level or achieve a higher level of attainment.   the past, from the earliest times to the
                                                                         present. They are taught about key events
                 All classes have computers with access to the           and notable people in the locality, Wales and
                 Internet and a digital camera enabling them to be       Britain.
                 used throughout all curriculum areas. The School
                 is aiming to develop the current IT provision within    We also encourage the children to acquire
                 the school and each class.                              the appropriate skills to develop their
                                                                         historical knowledge and interest.
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                 Design Technology                                       Geography
                 Design technology encourages children’s                 Children are encouraged to develop the
                 designing and making skills through a variety of        necessary skills for geographical enquiry, at a
                 contexts and projects.                                  local level and further afield, including
                                                                         developing countries in other parts of the World.
                 As they progress, children will be encouraged to
                 develop their understanding of the made world.          Visits are arranged and the children are
                 They become more aware of human                         encouraged to investigate from different
                 achievements and are encouraged to be                   sources including the Internet.
                 innovative in their designing and
                 making while being made aware of issues
                 relating to sustainability and environmental
                 issues in the twenty first century.
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                  Art                                                          General Information
                  Vision provides so much of the raw material for
                  learning. All children are encouraged to use different
                  materials to express themselves and to look at art from      Additional Learning Needs
                  different cultures, a range of artists and different         We aim to ensure that all children achieve their full
                  genres.                                                      potential and we are committed to the early
                                                                               identification of any specific needs a child may
                  Music                                                        have. The level of provision will vary according to
                  Music is taught throughout the school and our aim in         the needs of the child.
                  music is to allow children to develop the skills of
                  listening and performance in a variety of musical areas.     Our ALN co-ordinator works closely with the
                  A recorder club meets weekly and performs at school          classteachers and Teaching Support Assistants to
                  events. Woodwind, brass, piano , cello and violin            develop Individual Education Plans for children on
                  lessons are available from specialist teachers.              the special needs register that may require
                                                                               different teacher strategies, working with support
                 Physical Education                                            individually, or in small groups. If a child were
                 Our aim in PE is to give every child, regardless of           deemed to need additional support, we would
                 physical ability, the opportunity to discover, practise and   approach the county learning support services.
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                 improve their skills in a wide variety of situations          Parents will always be consulted before any step is
                 individually and as part of a team. Use is made of the        taken.
                 School Hall and the extensive school grounds for a
                 range of activities.                                          Tim Field is the Governor responsible for the
                                                                               Additional Learning Needs Provision.
                 All children are expected to change for PE and to wear
                 appropriate clothing. White T shirt, black or navy shorts
                 and plimsolls or trainers for outdoor games. During
                 Winter months sweatshirts or tracksuits may also be
                 worn.

                 We have a number of thriving teams that compete
                 against other local schools. The school runs popular after
                 school sports clubs for a number of sports. Years 1 – 6
                 take turns to swim at Brecon Leisure Centre during the                                                          16
                 year.
             3 @ Cradoc School                                           Activities in the 3 Year Old Setting
             (3 Year Old Setting at Cradoc School)                       Water play
                                                                         Sand play
             We have a popular three year old setting at Cradoc          Play dough
             School. This setting is situated in the same part of the    Painting and craft
             school as the nursery/reception class. This means that      Hands on maths area
             children get used to staff and the surroundings             Investigation area
             gradually before making the transition to full time         Mark making
             schooling.                                                  Quite area – Book corner
                                                                         Role-play
             Staff in the 3 year old setting and the full time           Messy play
             foundation phase, work and plan the curriculum              Outdoor play – Bikes, trikes, sand play, balance
             together ensuring that activities are appropriate for the   equipment, balls, chalks etc
             age and ability of all the children.                        Technology area – Computer, listening games, tapes
                                                                         & CD’s of stories & songs etc
             Children can start attending the setting on the day of      Small world play – Farm set, dolls house, car mat, fire
             their 3rd birthday which means that there is a staggered    station, train set etc
             intake. This enables us to take the time to settle your     Construction – Duplo, stickle bricks, large Lego, etc
             child into the setting and make him/her feel secure.        Table top activities – Puzzles, threading, games,
                                                                         magnetic boards, peg boards etc
3 @ Cradoc




             When each child is about to start at the three year old     Big play – Climbing frame, slide, see saw etc
             setting they are provided with a Parent Handbook. This
             Handbook has sections such as:                              A visit or more information on the 3 Year Old
                                                                         Setting can be arranged through the School
             What happens on my child’s first day at 3 @ Cradoc?        Office.
             What should my child wear to setting?
             What does my child need to bring to the setting?
             Can my child bring a toy or comforter with them?
             What should I do if I have any concerns about my
             child or if my child has a problem at the setting?
             What happens if my child is ill?
             How will I know how my child is doing in school?
             How will my child be expected to behave?                                                                     17
                      Cool Kids at Cradoc
                                                                           The Breakfast Club runs from 8.00am -9.05am and
                      Coolkids at Cradoc is one of the leading
                                                                           proves to be a big help for parents who start work
                      providers of out of school childcare in Powys
                                                                           early or have long distances to travel. The children
                                                                           are given a healthy breakfast and drink when they
                      We aim to:
                                                                           arrive followed by free play, organised games and art
                      •Address the parents/carers needs in enabling
                                                                           and craft.
                      them to return to work knowing that their children
                      are receiving the highest possible level of care.
                                                                           The After School Club runs from 3.30pm – 6.00pm.
                      •Provide the best possible standard of play
                                                                           At the beginning of each after school session children
Kids Club at Cradoc



                      opportunities and workshops to create a varied
                                                                           are given a snack consisting of sandwiches, cheese,
                      and enjoyable experience for the children
                                                                           crackers, fresh fruit, dried fruit and a drink of water,
                      attending.
                                                                           milk or sugar free squash. Drinks are available at all
                      •Ensure our staff are trained to the recognised
                                                                           times and for the children attending until 6.00pm we
                      standards and are committed to striving for even
                                                                           offer an additional biscuit and drink at around
                      higher standards and qualifications.
                                                                           5.30pm.We are always happy to cater for any special
                      •Have a commitment to monitor, maintain and
                                                                           dietary needs and welcome any suggestions from
                      update our policies in line with all of the latest
                                                                           parents regarding our snacks.
                      legislation to safeguard the children in our care.
                      •Maintain a pricing policy that will ensure we can
                                                                           We value the reputation for the high quality of
                      provide a full and sustainable service. To help
                                                                           childcare that we provide and therefore we
                      parents with payments we have introduced
                                                                           endeavour to reappraise our service on a continual
                      several new voucher payment schemes. These
                                                                           basis. Put yourself at ease and read or download a
                      hopefully, long term, will make childcare more
                                                                           comprehensive list of Coolkids' policies from
                      affordable for the families using the club
                                                                           www.cradockidsclub.com or alternatively a copy of
                                                                           Cradoc Kids’ club latest inspection reports can be
                                                                           accessed from the CSSIW website.




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                                                          Foundation Phase Results 2012

                            Summary of the Foundation Phase Assessment Results of the Pupils
                            in the School (2012).
                       4                                                            Percentage of Pupils at Each Level

                                                                        D       2           3         4      5           6   Total

                                                                                                                                     Here are the end of
                              Language, Literacy &
                              Communication Skills                                                                                   Foundation Phase results
                                                                                                                                     for the school with the
                       Teacher Assessment                School     0       0           0         0        57.9     42.1     100
                                                                                                                                     comparative national
                                                         %
                                                                                                                                     results. It is always
Key Stage 1 Results




                       Teacher Assessment                National   N/A     N/A         N/A       N/A      N/A      N/A      N/A     important when looking at
                                                                                                                                     end of Foundation Phase
                            Mathematical Development                                                                                 results to realise that each
                                                                                                                                     year group of pupils is
                       Teacher Assessment                School     0       0           0         0        57.9     42.1     100
                                                                                                                                     different and will have
                                                                                                                                     different ability levels within
                       Teacher Assessment                National   N/A     N/A         N/A       N/A      N/A      N/A      N/A
                                                                                                                                     the group. As a school and
                                                                                                                                     LEA we look at results over
                               Personal and Social
                            Development, Well-Being &                                                                                three or even five years to
                                Cultural Diversity                                                                                   allow a fairer comparison of
                                                                                                                                     results to be made.
                       Teacher Assessment                School     0       0           0         0        57.9     42.1     100

                       Teacher Assessment                National   N/A     N/A         N/A       N/A      N/A      N/A      N/A



                           Foundation Phase Indicator – The percentage of pupils attaining at least Outcome 5 in the three core areas of
                           Literacy, Mathematical Development and Personal & Social Development.

                      School Foundation Phase Indicator 2012: 100% National 2012: 80.47%                                     Local Authority 2012: 79.29%

                           D = Disapplied under sections 364 or 365 of the Education Act 1996
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                                            National Curriculum Results 2012 – Key Stage 2

                          Summary of the National Curriculum Assessment Results of the
                          Pupils in the School (2012) and Nationally (2011) at the end of Key
                          Stage 2, as a % of those eligible for assessment
                                                                              Percentage of Pupils at Each Level

                                                            N         D       1        2       3    4          5         6   Total

                                                                                                                                     Here are the End of Key
                        English Teacher       School       0      0       0        0       0       33.3    58.3      8.3     100     Stage results for the school
                         Assessment                                                                                                  with the comparative
                        English Teacher       National     0.1    0.2     0.7      2.7     12.6    52.9    30.3      0.2     100
                                                                                                                                     national results. It is always
                         Assessment                                                                                                  important when looking at
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                                                                                                                                     end of key stage results to
                       Cymraeg Teacher        School       0      0       0        0       16.7    83.3    0         0       100
                         Assessment
                                                                                                                                     realise that each year group
                                                                                                                                     of pupils is different and will
                                                                                                                                     have different ability levels
                       Cymraeg Teacher        National                                                                       100
                         Assessment                                                                                                  within the group. As a
                                                                                                                                     school and LEA we look at
                      Mathematics Teacher     School       0      0       0        0       0       33.3    66.7      0       100     results over three or even
                          Assessment
                                                                                                                                     five years to allow a fairer
                      Mathematics Teacher     National     0.1    0.2     0.1      0       11.7    53.8    30.9      0.2     100     comparison of results to be
                          Assessment                                                                                                 made.
                        Science Teacher       School       0      0       0        0       0       33.3    66.7      0       100
                          Assessment

                        Science Teacher       National     0      0       0.4      1.8     10      56.2    30.9      0.1     100
                          Assessment

                           Core subject Indicator – The percentage of pupils attaining at least level 4 in English, Mathematics and Science in
                           combination:


                          School Core Subject Indicator 2012: 100%                                                 National 2012: 80%

                         D = Disapplied under sections 364 or 365 of the Education Act 1996
                         W= Working towards Level 1
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                      Provision for Pupils with Disabilities                     Our behaviour policy is designed to recognise
                                                                                 and promote good behaviour rather than to deter
                      The school is committed to admitting pupils with a         inappropriate behaviour. However, whilst we are
                      disability, provided that the school and the Education     committed to a positive approach to behaviour
                      Authority can make suitable provision to                   management we feel it is also necessary to have
                      accommodate their particular needs.                        a system of sanctions to run alongside. These can
                                                                                 range from the teacher talking to the child about
                      Cradoc School has an Accessibility Policy and a            their behaviour to inviting a parent in to school to
                      Disability Equality Scheme for disabled pupils in order    discuss their child’s behaviour.
                      to:

                       Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can         Attendance
                                                                                 The morning session begins at 9:15am and in order
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                      participate in the Curriculum
                       Increase the physical accessibility of school            to maintain the well being and safety of the children,
                      premises                                                   no child should arrive at school before 9:05am.
                       Improve the delivery to disabled pupils of information   Unless they are registered with Breakfast Club
                      provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled
                                                                                 Infants break for lunch at 12:00pm and juniors at
                      The Accessibility Plan is reviewed annually and will be    12:15pm finishing at 1:00pm. Infants and Juniors
                      included in the Governors’ Report.                         have a 10 minute break in the afternoon. The school
                                                                                 day finishes at 3:30pm when children travel home
                                                                                 by bus, are collected or remain in School in Kids
                      Behaviour                                                  Club.

                      It is a primary aim of the school that every member        Persistent lateness can be as damaging to a child’s
                      of the school community feels valued and                   education as persistent absence and pupils who
                      respected. We expect every member of the school            arrive late, disrupt not only their own education but
                      community to behave in a considerate way towards           also that of others. This is why we ask parents to try
                      each other. Bullying is not tolerated in any form and      to ensure that their children are in school on time.
                      pupils parents are encouraged to contact a member of
                      staff immediately.
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                      Attendance (continued)                                    For more information regarding Admissions criteria,
                      When lateness or absence is unavoidable, a letter         contact the Headteacher or visit the Powys County
                      must be provided or a phone-call made to explain the      Council website:
                      situation.                                                http://www.powys.gov.uk/

                      The staff and Governors would prefer parents not to       Most children who start at Cradoc School have
                      take their children on holiday during term-time.          already attended the 3 Year Old Provision at the
                      However, if it is unavoidable, application for leave      School and so the transition to full time education can
                      must be made on a holiday form available from the         be very smooth. Children who are moving to the
                      School Office. The Headteacher has authority to grant     School from other 3 Year Old Providers or other
                      up to a maximum of ten days per academic year.            schools are welcome to spend time at the school
                                                                                prior to their formal admission.
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                      Admissions                                                School Security & Health & Safety
                      Powys LEA is the admitting authority and any              The safety and well being of the children is of
                      applications to the school must be made through           paramount importance to us. During the school day all
                      them. Parents need to complete an application form        external doors are locked and should parents require
                      for the admission of their child which must reach the     access to the school they should do so via the main
                      LEA by 31st March of the academic year preceding          entrance. All visitors are required to report to the school
                      the child’s 4th birthday. The School is permitted to      office and to sign the visitors book. All visitors must
                      admit up to 24 children per academic year. The LEA        wear a badge.
                      provides a handbook for Parents which can be
                      collected from the School Office.                         For security reasons it is essential that we be notified of
                                                                                any changes to the normal after-school collection
                      From September 2010, pupils are admitted to full time     arrangements for your child.
                      education at the school at the beginning of the term in
                      which they become 4 years old.



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                      Sex Education                                                   Equal Opportunities
                                                                                      As a school we are committed to attaining
                      At Cradoc School, sex education may be dealt with directly      equal opportunities and full potential
                      (year 6), and out of topics naturally arising from the          achievement for all members of the school
                      curriculum, or on an informal basis arising out of children’s   community and we work to this end in cooperation
                      questions on the subject.                                       with parents and the Local Education
                                                                                      Authority.
                      At all times cognisance is made of the guidelines that this
                      should be dealt with sensitively and carefully, bearing in      Homework
                      mind the atmosphere of family life, good loving                 Parents are encouraged to help their children
                      relationships and respect for others and the moral              by listening to them read on a regular basis and
                      framework of society. Sex education is but a part of the
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                                                                                      to help them learn spellings and times tables.
                      Personal and Social Education programme at Cradoc,              The older children have homework on a regular
                      based on a progressive scale as the child goes through          basis and parental co-operation is sought, to
                      school.                                                         ensure that this is completed.

                      Lessons are arranged for Year 6 pupils in a manner              Communication
                      appropriate to the children’s age, as part of a wider
                                                                                      A weekly newsletter is sent out from the school with a
                      teaching programme which emphasises the importance of
                                                                                      range of information on school life including dinner
                      family life and personal development ensuring that the          menu, the week ahead and class notices. This letter is
                      children have a sound basis of fact in preparation for adult    also emailed to all parents.
                      life in society.
                                                                                      At the beginning of a term, each class sends out a class
                      Parents will be given prior notice of any topic which           newsletter to parents with information on the term
                      involves sex education and will be given the opportunity to     ahead.
                      view the teaching materials. Some lessons may be taught
                                                                                      Each year a parent questionnaire is sent out to find out
                      by the school nurse.
                                                                                      parent views of aspects of school life .

                      Parents may, if they wish, withdraw their children from all     Information evenings are held when appropriate for
                      or part of the sex education provided.                          topics such as the Foundation Phase and residential
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                      Break Times                                                 School Council
                      Pupils are encouraged to have an outdoor pair of            The School Council is made up of representatives from Year 1
                      shoes/wellies in school all year round so that they         upwards. The School Council meets regularly and plays a
                      can use the extensive grounds for breaks all year           positive role in school life.
                      round. There are a range of areas in the grounds
                      for pupils to play in and to find somewhere quiet to        This year the School Council has been keen to improve the
                                                                                  amount of equipment available to pupils at break times and has
                      read and think.
                                                                                  organised fund raising to buy new equipment.
                      The school operates a buddy system for pupils
                      who haven’t got someone to play with or who                 Eco Club
                      need to talk to a peer.                                     The School is a Green Flag holder which is the highest
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                                                                                  accreditation available to schools within the Eco School
                      A healthy snack policy is run by the school .               Scheme. The Eco-Schools programme is an international
                      There is also a healthy snack tuck shop whereby             initiative that encourages pupils to engage with environmental
                      pupils can purchase healthy snacks daily.                   and sustainable development issues.

                      Extra-Curricular Clubs                                 Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in
                                                                             order to reduce the environmental impact of the school. In this
                      At present there are a number of extra-curricular that way, Eco-Schools extends learning beyond the classroom and
                      run during lunch hours and after school . These clubs develops responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in
                      allow pupils to develop their enjoyment and skills in  the wider community.
                      activities outside the normal curriculum .
                                                                                  Healthy Schools
                      The school aims to run and support clubs and cover a
                      range of interests. Extra-curricular clubs that currently   Our School is an accredited School within the Healthy
                      run over the School Year include rugby club, cricket        Schools programme. To gain accreditation the school must
                      club, short tennis club, football club, guitar club,        demonstrate that it actively promotes the physical, mental
                                                                                  and social health and well being of its community through
                      cookery club, chess club, recorder club, gardening
                                                                                  positive action through its curriculum, ethos, physical
                      club, Newscrew and maths club.
                                                                                  environment and community relations.

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                                                                                      Boys
                      Medicines and Illness                                           o Grey trousers or shorts
                      We ask that parents do not send their child to school if
                      they are unwell. If children become ill during the day, we      o Red school sweatshirt
                      will try to contact parents. It is the parents responsibility   o White / red polo shirt
                      to ensure that relevant addresses and telephone
                      numbers, including an emergency contact, are made               All pupils are asked to have outdoor
                      available to the office.                                        shoes/wellies in school for wet days to keep the
                                                                                      indoor areas as clean as possible
                      If your child has been prescribed medicine which needs
                      to be taken during the day, parents must complete a              PE Kit
                      form from the School Office to state the dosage.
                      Medicines should be in a clearly marked container with           Black plimsolls or trainers for outdoor games,
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                      written instructions.                                            navy or black shorts, white T–shirt or polo
                                                                                       shirt. In Winter jogging bottoms can be worn
                                                                                       for outside activities.
                      School Uniform                                                   School Lunches
                      All children are expected to wear school uniform.
                                                                                       Lunches are provided at the school and are
                      School sweatshirts are available from the office.
                                                                                       cooked on site.

                      Girls                                                            Details of meals, together with termly menus
                      o Grey skirt/trousers or a pinafore dress                        are available at the school and from the
                        If preferred, red and white gingham dress                      Catering website. The menu for the following
                        during the Summer term                                         week is included on the weekly school
                                                                                       newsletter.
                      o Red school sweatshirt
                                                                                       The choice consists of a hot daily hot meal,
                      o White / red polo shirt                                         filled jacket potatoes or sandwiches.

                                                                                       Alternatively, children may bring a packed
                                                                                       lunch with them daily. This should include a
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                      School Transport                                                    Glossary of Terms
                      Powys County Council provides home to school transport for          Foundation Phase – the stage of education from the
                      primary school pupils under the following conditions (from          age of 3 to 7 years old
                      Powys County Council Transport Policy):

                      • Transport will only be available to and from one address, the     National Curriculum – the subject content that must
                      pupil’s normal place of residence.                                  be taught to pupils from 7 years old to 11 years old in
                      All distances in miles, quoted here, are measured by the            primary schools.
                      shortest walking route.
                      • To qualify for school transport, pupils attending Primary
                      Schools MUST reside 2 or more miles from the nearest
                                                                                          Key Stage 1 – the stage in education from 5 to 7
                      school.                                                             years old that has now become the Foundation phase
                      • Pupils who do not qualify for free transport as above may
                      have the opportunity to apply for a seat under the terms of the     Key Stage 2 – the stage of education that is also
                      Vacant Seat Payment Scheme (only if there are vacant seats          know as the Juniors and is from age 7 to 11.
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                      on an appropriate vehicle).
                      • A pupil’s entitlement to transport can only be, confirmed by
                      receipt of a travel permit or ticket from the Authority following   National Curriculum Years – the Year assigned to
                      completion and submission of the appropriate form.                  pupils as they move through primary school.

                      Further information can be obtained from the School                 National Curriculum Levels of Attainment – the
                      Transport Unit on 01597 826455.
                                                                                          level of attainment as judged by Teacher Assessment.
                                                                                          Pupils at 7 years old are expected to be at Level 2 or
                      Collective Worship                                                  above. Pupils at 11 years old are expected to be at
                      There is a daily session of Collective Worship which
                      follows a planned timetable of themes. The themes
                                                                                          Level 4 or above.
                      celebrate national/international events and develops pupil
                      understanding of desirable values for our young people
                      e.g. helping each other, respect, consideration, good
                      manners and good behaviour.

                      The daily collective worship finished with a prayer and is
                      Christian in character.

                      All pupils attend the collective worship, although
                      exemptions can be agreed in consultation with the
                      Headteacher.
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                      Complaints Procedure                                                  Charging and Remissions Policy
                      The Headteacher of the school is always available                     All education during school hours is free. We do not
                      to deal with any queries or concerns parents may                      charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National
                      have regarding their child’s education. If you feel                   Curriculum with the exception of individual or group music
                      that the Headteacher has not satisfactorily dealt                     tuition.
                      with the complaint, the next step is to write to the
                      Chair of Governors.                                                   Voluntary Contributions
                                                                                            When organising school trips or visits which enrich the
                      If your complaint concerns the National Curriculum,                   curriculum and educational experience of the children, the
                      collective worship or matters of that nature then                     school invites parents to contribute to the cost of the trip.
                      there are certain statutory procedures to adhere to                   All contributions are voluntary. However, if we do not
                      in voicing your complaint and the Headteacher will                    receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may cancel a
                      inform you of these procedures should the matter                      trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include children whose
                      arise.                                                                parents have not paid any contribution. We do not treat
                                                                                            these children differently from any others.
                       School Reports
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                       School reports are provided for all children annually                If a parent wishes their child to take part in a school trip or
                       at the end of the Summer Term. In the Autumn Term a shorter          event, but is unwilling or unable to make a voluntary
                       report is issued to parents identifying current achievements and     contribution, we do allow the child to participate fully in the
                       targets.                                                             trip or activity. Sometimes the school pays additional
                                                                                            costs in order to support the visit.
                       Parent’s consultation evenings are held during the
                       Autumn and Spring terms. However, these are only formal
                       procedures and if you are concerned about your child for any         Residential Visits
                       reason whatsoever, staff are always available at mutually            If the school organises a residential visit in school time or
                       convenient periods to discuss any problems.                          mainly school time, which is to provide education directly
                                                                                            related to the National Curriculum, we do not make any
                                                                                            charge for the education or travel expenses. However, we
                      Looked After Children (LAC)                                           do make a charge to cover the costs of board and lodging.
                      The School LAC co-ordinator is Miss Beth Roberts. Miss
                      Roberts is responsible for compiling reports for meetings and
                      liasing with the Local Authority Officers with responsibilities for   Home School Agreement
                      LAC pupils. Miss Roberts or the Headteacher attend                    Pupils, parents and the Headteacher sign a Home School
                      meetings to represent the school.                                     Agreement on pupil entry into the School. The agreement
                                                                                            states the way that the school will support the pupil, the way
                      The School analyses LAC pupil results formally as part of the         parents can support the pupil and the expectations of the pupil
                      annual self-evaluation process and pupil progress is                  themselves. A copy of the agreement will be received with
                      continually monitored and achievement tracked using the               school admission forms.
                      school systems
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                                                                      Attendance

                              Pupil Attendance        Rec     Yr 1       Yr 2    Yr 3    Yr 4    Yr 5    Yr 6


                          2011/12    % Attendance     90.08   92.39      95.81   95.53   96.99   95.25   95.35
Appendix 1 - Attendance


                                     % Unauthorised    0      0.03       0.04    0.03    0.05    0.27     0
                                        Absence




                          Note:
                          % attendance - total number of sessions attended by all pupils as a percentage
                          of total possible attendance
                          % unauthorised absence - total number of sessions when pupils are absent for a
                          reason other than one authorised under the terms of Welsh Office circulars 45/91 and
                          53/93, as a percentage of total possible attendance




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