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Some School Policies
The ethos of our school is based on respect for all individuals who belong to the community, be they teachers, other staff or pupils. Happiness within the school community is dependent on high expectations. Self-respect, respect for others, courtesy, kindness, sensitivity, consistency and fairness are the foundation of the life of the school. Our discipline stems from following this philosophy. The principles of Restorative Practice form the basis of our discipline policy.
Equal Opportunities and Strategic Equality Plan
The school is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity to all, irrespective of gender, colour, linguistic background and ability. The school’s equal opportunities policy reflects this commitment.
Complaints procedures
It is suggested that the seeking of a solution to any problem that might arise should start with an informal discussion with the Headteacher or other members of staff. Every effort will be made at these discussions to resolve the problem. However, if a satisfactory result is not obtained, then an official procedure is followed. Full details of this procedure may be obtained from the school or can be downloaded from the school web site.
Admissions Policy
There are 166 places available for Year 7 pupils in Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr. The school’s policy is consistent with that of the LEA and is available from the school or the City and County of Swansea’s Education Department.
Charging for activities policy
In general the policy of the Governing Body is:
• not to charge for education during school hours
• to seek voluntary contributions for educational visits during
the school day – without this most visits would not be possible
• to offer assistance with the payment of charges for board and lodging provided for pupils on residential trips in school hours
if the pupil in receipt of Free School Meals
• for pupils who choose to receive instrumental or singing
tuition, an annual charge of £150 is required as a contribution towards the cost of these lessons.
Sports and games lessons are an integral part of the curriculum in every year. Pupils are given the opportunity to participate in the following team games – netball, rounders, hockey, rugby, cricket, football, basket-ball. The teams play in inter-schools tournaments on a weekly basis, during and after school hours. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate in numerous other sporting activities such as badminton, gymnastics, cross- country, tennis and athletics.
  “We have appreciated the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available to our children and are grateful to the staff who are willing to give of their time to run them.”

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