Mr P. Hamilton (Headteacher) is our Child Protection Lead Officer, and Mrs J. Lewis (Deputy Headteacher and Y5/6 Teacher) is our Deputy Child Protection Officer.
Keeping children safe in Ysgol Maes-y-Llan is the responsibility of all staff.
Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy.
We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.
At Ysgol Maes-y-Llan we take the welfare of children in our care very seriously.
Below are a list of some of our school policies
E Safety Policy
Ruabon Cluster Attendance Policy
I Have a Question…
Home School Agreement
Maths – Calculation Policies
We get asked by many parents about how they can best support their child with their Math’s homework, as procedures for performing different calculations have changed since they were at school. Below is a copy of the calculation policies we follow at Maes-y-Llan showing, step-by-step, how skills are introduced and then developed.
Policy A – includes introduction to counting as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Policy B – for children have a grasp of the procedures in policy A
Policy C – children move on to using these methods when they are very confident and are refining their preferred methods
The policy aims to identify the progression in each of the four operations that children will typically follow. Each stage builds upon previous experience. It recognises that children will develop their mathematical skills at different rates and have their own individual learning styles.
They will develop calculation skills through a combination of practical, oral and mental activities. Although the focus of this policy is on pencil and paper procedures, it is important to recognise that in every written method there is an element of mental processing. Written calculation strategies will therefore be taught alongside mental calculation strategies and should be seen as complementary to and not as separate from them. Informal written recording will take place regularly and is an important part of learning and understanding. More formal written methods follow only when the child is able to use a wide range of mental calculation strategies.
The emphasis of our teaching will always to be to facilitate understanding and not simply to arrive at a correct answer. Children will always be encouraged to look at a calculation/problem and then decide which is the best method to choose. Our aim is for children to be able to select an efficient method of their choice (whether this be mental, written or using a calculator) that is appropriate for a given task. They will do this by always asking themselves:
• ‘Can I do this in my head?’
• ‘Can I do this in my head using drawings or jottings?’
• ‘Do I need to use a pencil and paper procedure?’
• ‘Do I need a calculator?’
We, with help with some of your children, will be going through the calculations policies on the 25th of February 2016 at 6pm. All parents / carers will be welcome. We will circulate more details closer to the time.
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