These are Ysgol Aberconwy's policies on the following:
The Welsh Language
We aim to help pupils to continue their bilingual development. This enables pupils to consolidate their comprehension and grasp of the language for their personal enrichment and for the enhancement of their employment opportunities.
All pupils study Welsh to the end of Year 11 and are entered for the appropriate examination at the end of the course. Ysgol Aberconwy pupils achieve to a high standard in GCSE examinations in Welsh as a second language.
A bilingual policy will be followed:
Departments and staff are urged to use bilingual headings on notice boards etc.
Welsh as a second language will be taught to all pupils during compulsory schooling. Special arrangements will be made to assist newcomers to the area in their learning of the language.
Members of staff are urged to use the Welsh language in general, one to one ‘social’ conversations with pupils, where possible.
Sex Education Policy
The school’s sex education programme aims to fulfil the purposes of the 1996 Education Act, as set out in Circular 45/94. Sex education is undertaken in order to:
All pupils will take part in Ysgol Aberconwy’s sex education programme at various points during their time at school.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Equal opportunity is important, because without it schools fail to do justice to pupils or staff. It is fundamental to the purposes and work of a comprehensive school.
The purposes of the policy for pupils are to promote:
The school endorses the County policy on Equal Opportunity.
The school will undertake the following monitoring and research in pursuit of equality of opportunity for pupils:
The school will respond to issues raised by this analysis by planning staff training and by reviewing the organisation of teaching groups.
The school will monitor the provision and accessibility of extra-curricular activities for pupils.
The school admits pupils in accordance with the admissions policy of Conwy County Borough.
The policy states the following in respect of admissions criteria: in circumstances where the number of applications exceed the standard number, the Authority will consider the following criteria in the order listed: