School Policies, Plans and Grants

To view one of our school policies or grants, simply click to expand the policy you would like to review and click the policy document link.

To view the school complaint’s policy, please click the link below and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

School Complaint Policy 2019/2020 Term

To view the Online Safety Policy we are following please click the link below and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Online Safety Policy 2019/2020

To view the safeguarding policies we are following please click the link below and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

Safeguarding Policy Sept 2020

Here is the short version of our Child Protection Policy and Procedures:

CP short version updated Sept 2020

To view the schools homework policy simply click the link below and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

Homework Policy

Professional Learning Grant 2018 to 2019

It is a Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) requirement that we keep parents informed about the professional learning that takes place in school and our use of the professional learning grant.

Last year, Henllys Church in Wales School was given £2864 by WAG to spend on professional learning. We used this money to release teachers to take part in a variety of training linked to the new curriculum that is going to be statutory from September 2022.

Here are some examples of what we have been doing:

  • One member of the senior leadership team took part in leadership training that will help them coach and support the rest of the team.
  • Another member of the senior leadership team took part in a workshop that will help the school develop as a learning organisation.
  • Our HLTA undertook a train the trainer course on the effective delivery of intervention.
  • Staff took part in a joint project with cluster schools on the new curriculum.
  • Staff carried out a series of professional enquiries linked to improving outcomes of children in their classes.

This year we have been given £3300 for professional learning and we intend to use this money to continue to develop staff ready for the new curriculum and have release time to enter into their own research in order to further improve the provision for the children.

If you require any further information please contact the school.

 

Mrs Philippa Minto

Headteacher

It is a Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) requirement that we keep parents informed about the professional learning that takes place in school and how we plan to spend any grants that we are given.

This year, Henllys Church in Wales School was given £4788 by the local authority to spend on professional learning. So far we have used this money to release teachers to take part in a variety of training linked to the new curriculum that is going to be statutory from September 2022.

Here are some examples of what we have been doing:

  • One member of the senior leadership team undertook an NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headteachers) and successfully complete the course.
  • A member of the senior leadership team took part in a number of workshops that will help the school develop as a learning organisation.
  • Our HLTA undertook a train the trainer course on the effective delivery of intervention.

 Here are some examples of what we are going to be doing next:

  • Develop our middle leaders to become team leaders of each of the new Areas of Learning and Experiences.
  • Develop the school as a learning organisation and encourage school-to-school working with other primary schools in our cluster.
  • Ensure staff undertake professional enquiries which will have a direct impact on the learners in their classrooms.

If you require any further information please contact the school.

Mrs Philippa Minto

Headteacher

Pupil Deprivation Grant Plan 2019/2020

It is a Welsh Government requirement that the school make you aware of the way in which we plan to use our Pupil Deprivation Grant. This is a grant that is targeted at supporting pupils who are eligible for free school meals (this being used as a measure of deprivation).

This school currently has a school roll of 186 pupils of which 12 (6%) are eligible for free school meals. This generates a grant of £5750 (PDG) + £700 (early years PDG) which is used to offset the cost of additional staffing.

The school currently undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:

  • Teach Your Monster to Read
  • Nessy
  • Catch Up Maths and Number Recovery
  • Catch Up Literacy
  • Corrective Reading
  • Pastoral Support
  • Small group support

As a result, the progress of FSM pupils is good. For example, in our end of year data analysis in July 2019, all (100%) FSM pupils achieved their end of year target in English/LLC and 88% achieved their end of year target in Maths/MD. Also at the end of Year 6, all FSM pupils achieved at least the expected level in all the core subjects.

If you require any further information please contact the school.

Mrs Philippa Minto

Headteacher

SDP 3 year plan 2020 to 2023 

Henllys Distance Learning Plan

School Priorities as identified through Self Evaluation processes (these are not in order of importance)

Whole School

  • Review whole school planning taking into account the new curriculum (see actions plans for the new AoLEs)
  • Develop indoor and outdoor provision in Foundation Phase so that we provide an exciting and inviting appropriate curriculum that challenges and inspires the children and links effectively to the LNF (see FP action plan).
  • Develop an outdoor Sacred Space.
  • Review AfL and use a wider range of strategies.
  • Further develop communication with parents.
  • Further develop provision for MAT pupils.
  • Develop closer links with the Church and begin confirmation classes in Y6 (and taster sessions in Y2).
  • Continue to develop senior and middle leaders e.g. Foundation Phase Leader, SLT members and Areas of Learning Leads.
  • Review Performance Management procedures to take account of the new Professional Standards.
  • Use the ETLF to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Staff training on the ALN reform bill and new procedures.
  • Blended learning in light of Covid-19. 

LLC and Maths/Numeracy (see LLC and Maths and Numeracy Action Plans)

  • Improve attainment of boys at the higher levels in maths.
  • Improve performance in the national tests (standardised scores in reading, procedural and reasoning).
  • Develop pupils’ ability to use punctuation and spelling correctly.
  • Develop extended writing across the curriculum and opportunities to edit and revise written work.
  • Further develop Welsh skills in UKS2.
  • Develop the role of the Helpwr Heddiw and the use of incidental Welsh on planning.
  • Narrow the gap between performance in reading and writing at the end of KS2 and FP.
  • Continue to develop reasoning skills.
  • Develop maths intervention in KS2.
  • Use the maths trackers effectively to plan maths/numeracy lessons.

Health and Well-being (see Health and Well-being Action Plan)

  • Improve provision for wellbeing. 

Science and Technology (see Science and Technology Action Plan)

  • Introduce an ICT baseline and skills ladder to measure progress.
  • Update ICT provision (chrome books) and use seesaw throughout the school.
  • Use STEM activities to raise standards and introduce planning boards in KS2. 

Actions not completed in 2019/20 due to Covid-19.

  • Learning walk with Criw Cymraeg to evaluate the use of bilingualism throughout the school (Welsh Second Language).
  • Reverend Elizabeth Kerl to begin using some Welsh in school services.
  • Role French out as a MFL to the rest of the school.
  • Introduce an ICT baseline.
  • PASS survey follow up.
  • Involve the Worship Workers and Criw Cymraeg in self-evaluation activities.
  • School Council, Worship Workers, Criw Cymraeg and the Well-Being Warriors need to present the impact they have had to the rest of the school.
  • Further develop outdoor learning and an outdoor scared space.
  • Audit Expressive Arts.
  • Review the impact of the new AfL strategies.
  • Parent workshops on the new curriculum.
  • Team leaders’ meetings with the relevant Governor.
  • Measure the impact of professional enquiries.
  • TA and peer observations.

New Actions added this year.

  • Blended learning/Distance learning plan.
  • Outdoor learning for the whole school.
  • Training in ALN reform and the ALN bill.
  • GEMs training for EAL pupils.

Here is the latest copy of our Risk Assessment for re-opening the school during Covid-19.