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GAD ( Grant Amddifadedd Disgyblion )
2014-15 £10, 098


Mae Ysgol Llangybi wedi derbyn grant GAD ( Grant Amddifadedd Disgyblion ) gan Lywodraeth Cymru am ddisgyblion sydd yn derbyn cinio am ddim. Mae yn statudol ein bod yn amlinellu sut yr ydym wedi gwario’r arian yma.


Yn 2014-15
• Cyflogwyd cymorthydd i atgyfnerthu sgiliau rhifedd a llythrennedd efo disgyblion.Cafodd grwpiau o ddisgyblion oedd wedi cael eu targedu gymorth ychwanegol yn ddyddiol.
• Prynwyd cyflenwad newydd o lyfrau Cymraeg a Saesneg ar gyfer y tri dosbarth.
• Bu’r Ysgol yn cyd weithio efo Ysgolion eraill i greu adnoddau i gyd fynd â Fframwaith Rhifedd a Llythrennedd.
• Ffurfiwyd Cymunedau Dysgu Proffesiynol efo athrawon cynradd eraill er mwyn rhannu arbenigedd.
• Cyd weithwyd efo Ysgol Glan y Môr ar agweddau o bonito rhwng CA2 a CA3. Eleni canolbwyntwyd ar Rhesymu Rhifyddol.
• Trefnwyd hyfforddiant Rhifedd a llythrennedd ar gyfer athrawon yn dalgylchol.
• Buddsoddwyd mewn adnoddau TG ar gyfer bob dosbarth.

Infants 23.5 a week
Juniors 23.5 a week

Nursery Session 09:00 - 11:00
Morning Session 09:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Session 01:00 - 03.30

Llangybi School is classed as a Welsh Medium School.

The catchment area for Ysgol Llangybi covers Llangybi, Llanarmon, Pencaenwydd, Sardis and Llethrau Cennin.

Nursery children are admitted to school in the September following their third birthday.

Children are admitted to school full time in the September following their fourth birthday.

Parents who wish to transfer their child from another primary school (without changing their address) should complete a parental choice form noting the reasons for the application and forward it to the Education Authority after discussion with the headteacher.

The National Curriculum is studied in Ysgol Llangybi in the Foundation Phase and K.S 2. We hope to:

a) enable each child to develop his/her full potential

b) ensure that each child is introduced to the Welsh heritage

c) give an opportunity for each child to develop as a full member of a rapidly changing society.


GENERAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To develop oral, literary and numerical skills in the context of inspiring the child's enthusiasm, imagination and interest.
  2. To increase the child's knowledge and to develop his powers of reasoning in order to assist him to adapt to a rapidly changing world which has more sophisticated processes and techniques, in particular in relation to information technology.
  3. To create in each child the desire to seek further knowledge and experience during his life and to develop his powers of mind, his moraland spiritual awareness.
  4. To assist the child to live and work with others and to develop attitudes which enable him/her to become a responsible member of the
    community.
  5. To develop sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and leisure skills in the child.
  6. To provide particular attention for each child with special needs, e.g. for the exceptionally able and for those with various disadvantages.
  7. To present ideas and concepts by employing lively and dynamic methods which will motivate pupils' response.

Detailed work plans in each subject are kept in the school and parents are welcome to see them, if they so wish.

 

WORK PATTERN

The aim is to try to ensure that the education provided enhances the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of each pupil and that the nature of the complete curriculum is varied, expansive and balanced. In order to fulfil these needs the organisation will be flexible; work will sometimes be given according to the child's age, at other times children of different age groups spanning more than one school year will work together on one task. The children will be taught as a class unit in the care of one designated teacher.

In accordance with the Curriculum Council for Wales' proposal, the curriculum is planned on the basis of eight aspects of learning including the core and foundation subjects. The contribution of these subjects is noted systematically in the teacher's notes. By giving children tasks and experiences based on specific themes or on an inter-disciplinary basis, the school will seek to ensure that other essential elements of the Curriculum are not forgotten.

The numeracy and literacy hour are taught daily in Ysgol Llangybi.

 

The National Curriculum is taught thematically in Ysgol Llangybi. The 5-7 years old children are in Key Stage 1 and the 7-11 year old are in Key Stage 2. The children are taught:

Welsh } Core Subjects
English }  
Mathematics }  
Science }  
     
History } Non core subjects
Geography }  
Religious Education }  
Music }  
Craft, Design and Technology }  
Physical Education }  
Information Technology. }  

Pupils receive family and relationship education from the Foundation Phase to the end of Key Stage 2, as part of the National Curriculum of Personal and SocialEducation.The teaching is supported by recourses provided by The Healthy Schools Plan.

Although this school is not directly affiliated to any religious order, it is the Christian faith that is the basis to the school's religious education programme.

Religious Education is looked upon as a tool to create positive influence in each child's development and to aid the child with his/her moral values and to create awareness of his/her social responsibilities.

Other arrangements can be made for children that their parents do not wish them to attend the religious service.


The children are given homework on a weekly basis. It is hoped that the home will co-operate to encourage the child in his work.

From time to time, a particular activity requires information by parents, relations and neighbours or requires interviewing and research work by the child. It is appreciated that the child is the responsibility of the home during these hours and parents' willingness or unwillingness to co-operate will be understood in the light of this responsibility.

Occasionally, a particular teacher may ask a child to do additional work in order to overcome some weakness or to concentrate on a special aspect of work. At such times it is hoped that the full co-operation of the home will be forthcoming together with encouragement to the child to do the work.


A constant record of teacher assessment on the pupils' work is kept, as well as a profile containing examples of work.

A detailed annual report is sent to parents at the end of the school year, covering all curricular areas. Two open evenings are held for parents annually.

Teacher assessment is provided at the end of Foundation Phase and 2 (years 2 and 6). A full report of attainment levels of each pupil in the National Curriculum subjects will be prepared for the parents at the end of each school year.

The school has procedures in place to ensure the security of pupils, staff and the school premises.A fire drill is held every term, and a continuation of service plan has been drawn out in the case of an emergency.Risk assesments have been made for a variety of activities and situations . The Governors have adopted the Health and Safety policy of the Local Education Authority.

GENERAL AIMS
Gwynedd Education Authority operates a bilingual policy in all its schools and is also developing a bilingual policy for the Further Education establishments within the county.

The aim is to develop the ability of pupils and students within the county to be confidently bilingual in order that they can be full members of the bilingual society of which they are a part.

All educational establishments within the county should reflect and reinforce the language policy in their administration, their social life and pastoral arrangements as well as their academic provision.


SPECIAL AIMS


NURSERY EDUCATION
To ensure, through sensitively structured provision and organisation, that each child receives a firm foundation in Welsh in order to enable him/her in due course to attain the aim of full bilingualism.


INFANTS
To build on the Welsh language foundation laid through nursery education, to consolidate and develop the mother tongue of children who are Welsh learners and extend the children from Welsh speaking homes' competence in English.


JUNIOR
To consolidate and develop each child's Welsh and English capabilities in all aspects, both creative and receptive, so as to ensure that he/she can speak, read and write fluently and confidently in both languages on transferring to the secondary school. (Special provision will be made for junior latecomers.)

The Headteacher, in consultation with her staff, will prepare and regularly review a document, which states how the school intends to operate the Education Authority's language policy as outlined above.

The governing body, in accordance with the 1988 Education Act, deems that the following activities cannot be charged for:

i) entrance into school
ii) the education that is received during school hours
iii) materials/equipment for lessons during school hours
iv) activities that are held during school hours.

It is foreseen that some educational visits during school hours that will not be an essential part of course work will be an enriching experience for the children. Due to the 1985 Education Act, although a school has not the right to charge for such activities, we do have the right to:

i) ask for a voluntary contribution towards organising such an excursion
ii) ask an external agent to arrange the visit.

The headteacher is authorised to charge the pupils for the following activities:

i) individual instrumental lessons
ii) activities outside school hours
iii) cases where vandalism to any part of the school building is caused by a pupil
iv) when a pupil loses or vandalizes books, equipment or anything belonging to the school.

The headteacher and the governing body have the right to cancel arranged activities if it is deemed that insufficient funding deems a severe loss to the school.

Ysgol Llangybi has adopted a policy for pupils with special educational needs, which outline the intention to offer the whole of the National Curriculum for each pupil.

Pupils with special needs, learning difficulties or gifted children are recognised by the school and provisions made for extra support.

Pupils with additional educational needs are supported by a specialised teacher who comes to the school twice a week.

Mrs Gwenan Tudor is the AEN coordinator in the school.

The school has adopted a policy to provide education, support, and guidance in promoting the progress of children in care.Mrs Elin Owen is the member of staff responsible for the well being of children in care.

The school aims to:

  • ensure opportunities for all our pupils from whatever social background, equal opportunities for boys and girls, for extremely able and less children
  • promote positive attitudes to race, religion and sex
  • avoid conditioning and stereotyping especially as regard to the curriculum.

Ysgol Llangybi promotes equal opportunities and positive attitudes towards pupils with disabilities, and any differentiation or harassment on the grounds of disability is not tolerated. Pupils with disabilities are included in every aspect of school life, and partake in the national curriculum in KS1 and KS2. The building has been adapted for admission and has toilets for the disabled. An individual plan of action is drawn out when the child is admitted to the school. The school has a policy on accessibility.

Every child is placed in the care of a particular teacher, but the whole staff endeavour to take care of all pupils' well being. This school urges children to be self-disciplined and to respect others; we know that we can rely on the parents' support in this respect.

Pastoral care is the responsibility of all teachers and here are some of their responsibilities:

i) registering their groups twice daily, in the morning and at the beginning of the afternoon
ii) checking the punctuality and attendance of the pupils
iii) presenting the pupils with all necessary information by sending letters home to the parents
iv) compiling reports for parents at the end of the school year on the progress of their children.

Pupils in this school are disciplined in accordance with the policy laid down by the Gwynedd Local Education Authority.

School discipline is based on the policy of every teacher being responsible for the conduct of his/her own class but, if necessary, pupils can be referred to the Deputy Headteacher or the Headteacher. In some cases of misbehaviour, children are kept inside during playtime as a punishment. In other cases, we inform you of the behaviour of your child and ask you to come in to discuss the behaviour.

BEHAVIOUR

Pupils are expected to contribute towards a well-ordered school community by:

  1. displaying common sense, kindness and courtesy in their dealings with other pupils, all school staff and any visitors
  2. refraining from wilful damage, interference with other people's property, bad language, insolence and bad manners
  3. making every effort to keep the school buildings and surrounds neat and tidy, depositing litter in the bins provided and not writing on the
    walls
  4. not to bring personal belongings to school, e.g. toys - only when the class teacher asks for them.


  1. Attending school regularly has always been an important factor. Without this, the efforts of the teachers and the school have been in vain.
  2. It is a legal duty for parents to send their children to school regularly.
    Parents who are unable to fulfil this duty face prosecution.
  3. The parents' responsibility extends to ensure that their children arrive in school on time, dressed appropriately and ready to be educated.
  4. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the school, as soon as possible, if their child is absent and to produce any further information that they might require.
  5. The school might ask for the assistance of the Education Welfare Officer and inform the Local Education Authority if a pupil's irregular attendance becomes a cause for concern.
  6. Only the school, in a legal context, can approve absenteeism.
    Absenteeism is divided into two categories - approved and unapproved.

    The following are examples of approved absenteeism - illness, medical or dental appointments, attending a religious festival of which the parents are members.

    The following are examples of unapproved absenteeism - shopping during school hours, domestic responsibilities, staying home to mind others, extended holidays during school term time.
  7. Pupils late for school must note that the register will be closed at 9.30 in the morning and at 1.15 in the afternoon.
  8. Parents who arrange holidays outside the official school holidays should consult the school calendar and its implications to the child.
  9. Pupils wishing to be excused from P.E. on medical ground must provide a parent's note (for a temporary period) or a medical certificate (for an extended or permanent period).

LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS

No pupil may leave the school premises during school hours unless official permission has been granted. Requests for such permission must be made in writing or a phone call by parents to the headteacher.

Parents are expected to inform the school of any medical or clinical condition, which might affect a pupil's programme.

A member of staff is available to give medication to your child but a consent form must be completed. A unique health care plan will be drawn up, with parents' co-operation, if a pupil needs it.

A high standard of behaviour is expected on the buses. Serious misdemeanours could result in the pupils concerned having to find alternative means of transport. Free transport is provided for children who live 1.5 miles or more from the school, within the catchment area.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

This school has a uniform, although children are not compelled to wear it. However, we believe that a school uniform sustains pride in the school and a sense of belonging to it.

The uniform is a purple sweatshirt with the school logo, which can be bought at the school.


PHYSIAL EDUCATION CLOTHING

You will be informed of the days that your child will be receiving his/her physical education lessons.

He/she will need a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, a tracksuit for the winter months (juniors only) and a pair of black pumps for the indoor lessons. Old trainers or football boots will be needed to go on to the school field (juniors only). It is virtually important for children to change for their physical education lessons in order for them to have dry clothing to change into after lessons.

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT EVERY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING HAS YOUR CHILD'S NAME MARKED CLEARLY ON IT! THANK YOU.

  1. Pupils should respect the school's Health and Safety rules at all times.
  2. Fire drill rules are displayed in every classroom and regular fire drills are held.
  3. All private property is the responsibility of the pupils concerned. All items (clothing, satchels, purses) should be clearly marked for identification purposes.
  4. Valuables such as cash or watches should not be left in the cloakrooms, but should be handed to the class teacher straight away.
  5. Any pupil who is guilty of damaging school property will be expected to recompense the damage.

To maintain the children's safety the school keeps to these supervision arrangements:

before school starts 10 minutes (08:50 - 09:00)
morning break 20 minutes (10:30 - 10:50)
dinner hour 60 minutes (12:00 - 01:00)
afternoon break 20 minutes (02:30 - 02:50)
end of afternoon 10 minutes (03:30 - 03:40)
(bus and clearing the school).    

 

Responsibility is not accepted for any child who arrives at the school before ten minutes to nine.

Parents can visit the school at all times, but if you wish to discuss a matter with the teachers or Headteacher an appointment is necessary. The main entrance door is locked for security during lessons. The bell can be rung for attention.

Occasionally, the school arranges additional activities for the pupils and hopes to ensure the co-operation and support of parents with this.

The school offers a variety of activities connected with the Urdd or Dragon Rugby, which are open to all pupils who are, in the headteacher's opinion, ready and mature enough to take part in them.

The school cannot accept responsibility for supervising children at the end of meetings of these activities and parents are asked to ensure that arrangements are made for children to be taken home.

The Local Education Authority, in accordance with the requirements of the Secretary of State, under Section 23 of the 1988 Education Reform Act has established a procedure to consider complaints concerning the way schools' Governing Bodies and the Education Authorities act in relation to the schools curriculum and other related matters. This procedure is outlined in a document in Welsh and English, which is available at the school. A copy will be provided free of charge as required to any parent seeking to make a complaint under these arrangements and the Authority can, if necessary, provide a copy in a language other than Welsh or English. It is emphasised, however, that many complaints can be dealt with quickly and effectively by informal consideration based on discussions with the Headteacher. This is the first reasonable step and the Governing Body would expect that this step would have been completed before presenting the complaint formally in exceptional cases.

An appointment can be made to discuss any complaint with the Headteacher by contacting the school.

It is considered important that parents feel comfortable to come into the school to state an opinion or anxiety, be it big or small, and to discuss it with the Headteacher, so as to establish a way forward in solving the situation. It is the aim of the school to have an 'open door' for parents at all times.

The school cannot succeed without the support of parents. We urge you to take an interest in your children's education and to support the school in its work and its public activities. Home/school agreements are used, with parents' co-operation, in Ysgol Llangybi.The home agreement will vary from one class to the other, outlining the need for support with punctuality, attendance,behaviour, homework and reading.

The name of the parent association is “Cyfeillion Cybi”, and regular activities are held throughout the year, like the Christmas Fair, the Summer fair, Bags 2 schools to raise money for the school funds.

All absences are authorised absences.
Attendance was 93.7% in 2011-2012

(Welsh only at this time)

Gwybodaeth gymharol yr ysgol: Deilliannau'r Cyfnod Sylfaen 2012 gyda meincnodi - click here

Gwybodaeth gymharol yr ysgol: Asesiadau'r Cwricwlwm Cenedlaethol 2012 gyda meincnodi Cyfnod Allweddol 2 - click here

 

 

Welcome to Llangybi School

Llangybi School
Llangybi,
Pwllheli,
Gwynedd,
LL53 6DQ

[t] (01766) 810564
[e] pennaeth@ysgolllangybi.org

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