One Page Profiles.
Here at Maes Y Morfa all pupils have a One Page Profile. We continually update these throughout the year and value the contribution family and friends make to them in all of the 3 sections: what we like and admire, what is important to and how best to support your child.
We are sending home a blank copy for you to complete. Your contribution will be added to the ones we have in school. Please return by Monday October 2nd adding as much information as possible.
For your information we will send the One Page Profiles home at the end of the academic year.
WE'RE WORKING WITH PLACE2BE
Maes Y Morfa is now working with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that helps children to explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking. With a trained counsellor from Place2B. Mrs Hall is doing an outstanding job but the need is growing and out pupils’ mental health and wellbeing is of primary concern to us.
When is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.
Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying.
This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.
Place2Be is there to help children find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk. At the moment this is for Y5 and Y6 pupils only. All these pupils have been given letters. If you are happy for your child to see the counsellor through drop in sessions, could you please let us know.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start. They can also be available if you as parents require a conversation regarding your child.
Donna and Skye are our Place2Be staff members.
They work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
You can either arrange to meet her at school or get in touch via the school office.
If you want to find out more about Place2be please look at their online website.
Attendance Very important.
Attendance letters will be sent home to inform you of any concerns with your child's absence.
Any children with 80% or less will have a letter stating their percentage attendance.
This percentage is an indicator of where your child's attendance is.
If you have good reason with proof, i.e holiday, illness or appointments, then this is taken in account. You will still have a low attendance, but you know why. 10 days holiday will be authorised providing that the attendance is not under 80%,
After 10 days no holidays will be authorised other than in exceptional circumstances.
All holiday requests must be made in writing, forms are in the school reception.
If you think that your child's attendance is wrong, please call in to see me and we can adjust our records accordingly providing you have proof of absence.
This is just the first half term; you will have plenty of time to raise your child's attendance for the end of the school year.
Many Thanks for your cooperation.
House points are updated weekly.
At the end of each term e.g Autumn, Spring and Summer the pupils in the winning house will choose a reward.
This years team winners are Team Gwenllian
Our School Values
These are the behaviours your child is encourage to demonstrate to achieve the school values. They are linked to the 4 key purposes for the new curriculum. These purposes are designed to support children to be Healthy and Confident, Ambitious and Capable, Enterprising and Creative as well as Ethical and Informed. They all have character names to help the children remember them.
SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION
For helpful information on drugs and children's health in general please go to this website.
For important information on child protection and e-safety please follow these links:
UNCRC (United Nations Convention for the Rights of a Child)
If you are concerned about any child, in the first instance please speak to us at school. During holidays please contact social services on: 01554 742142. Out of hours: 0300 333 2222
They will advise you what will happen next. If you have urgent concerns then please contact the police.
Caryl Davies is currently the lead Safeguarding Officer for Carmarthenshire. These are her details:
If you would like support for your child in dealing with bereavement please contact:
The Samaritans on : 07880 594100