E-Safety and Wellbeing

We pride ourselves at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy with the pastoral, safeguarding and well-being care that we offer our pupils. We ensure we offer full support to the pupils and by taking pride in our support and care, we allow the pupils in having the tools and strategies needed to deal with any issues, stress and anxieties to assists them in ‘reaching their potential’.

Our team works cohesively with the pupils and also the parents in ensuring that their well-being needs are taken care of. We take pride on knowing each and every pupil and to treat them as individuals with empathy, compassion and care. If the pupils are healthy and happy, in body and mind, we know they have a better chance of fulfilling their potential.

Our trained team offer a wealth of teaching and pastoral experience as well as specialist qualified personnel in our School Nurse and our School Counselling Service. Together we all work together, putting our pupils at the centre of all we do. Our regular weekly meetings allow us to identify, discuss and respond accordingly to any individual/groups of learners. Our team members are monitored in their approach and delivery and are placed on strategic training courses each academic year to ensure we have all mental and physical issues or concerns and any learning needs covered.

We are also have strong working partnerships with a range of other agencies including: Conwy’s School Based Counselling Service, School Welfare Officer, CAMHS, Barnado’s, Young Carers, Cruz, Ty Gobaith, Women’s Aid, BLUES programme and School Police Liaison Officer. All these services provide vital support when called upon and are an integral part of our safeguarding department (*links can be found below).
Also part of our safeguarding and well-being team are our Learning Coaches, Ms. Tracey Stone (KS4) and Mrs. Iona Owen (KS5). Their support and mentoring role as Learning Coaches for the pupils is an essential part of our pastoral team and to our success in the care we offer and the success of our pupils in spite of their challenges. At KS4, Ms Tracey Stone supports more able and vulnerable learners with individual learning pathways. At KS5 Mrs Pauline Edwards manages the designated 6th form Study Room supporting pupils’ individual pathways, including pathways to work, further and higher education.

Members of the Wellbeing and Inclusion Team:

STAFF MEMBER ROLE
Mr Roger Beech

Assistant Head – Pupil Progress and Wellbeing
Child Protection Officer
Anti-bullying Officer.

Mrs Rhian Evans

ALNCO – Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator
Deputy Child Protection Officer
Looked After Children Designated Officer.

Mrs Glenda Barlow 6th Form Learning and Progress Leader
Deputy Child Protection Officer.
Mrs Catrin Jones KS4 Learning and Progress Leader
Mrs Elin Atherton Years 8 and 9 Learning and Progress Leader
Mrs Leah Jones Year 7 Learning and Progress Leader
Mrs Eleri Allsup Wellbeing Team Support Office
Mrs Sian Edwards School Nurse
Mrs Jill Riley School Counsellor
Mrs Iona Owen 6th Form Learning Mentor
Ms Tracey Stone KS3-4 Learning Coach

The KiVa programme is being implemented in our school!

KiVa stands for 'against-bullying' or 'anti-bullying'. The KiVa programme is a model funded by the Finnish ministry of education and developed by the University of Turku to reduce bullying in schools.

KiVa is seen in a variety of ways during the school day. Pupils will participate in the KiVa lessons during the year. Lessons include discussion, group work, short films about bullying and role play. The focus of the programme is on the role a group can play in maintaining or preventing bullying from occurring.

Our school has a dedicated KiVa team, which includes five members of the school staff. Bullying cases will be resolved by the team and the form teachers. All members of staff at the school are familiar with the ways to implement the KiVa program and how to resolve the causes of bullying.

Our school has a dedicated KiVa team, which includes five members of the school staff. Bullying cases will be resolved by the team and the form teachers. All members of staff at the school are familiar with the ways to implement the KiVa program and how to resolve the causes of bullying.

If you suspect that your child is being bullied or have any reason to believe that they are committing any form of bullying towards others, please contact the school immediately so that the case is dealt with efficiently and as soon as possible! Discuss bullying with your child even if they are not being bullied or bullying others. It is important that you and your child discuss what to do if anyone is being bullied at school!

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Bullying Definition

KiVa Team YDC

Screening

 

If you have a concern regarding Child Protection, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Designated Child Protection Officer or one of our Deputy Child Protection Officers.

The school responds to child protection issues according to national guidelines and in partnership with Conwy Local Authority.

Posters are visible around the school site noting the Designated Safeguarding Officers for contacting relating to Child Protection Matters.

 

Information for parents, HWB Guide - for the Welsh Government's e-learning platform - click here

 

Information for parents

Useful documents for checking social media usage for young people.

Facebook checklist
Instagram checklist
Snapchat checklist
Twitter checklist

Useful Online Safety Resources for Parents from Welsh Government

  1. A parent and carer's guide to Google safe search and YouTube safety mode;
  2. A parent and carer's guide to age ratings of apps and games.

There is a wealth of information for parents about e-safety on the HWB platform by Welsh Government

You can read/view/research more here

e-safety Policy Pupils and Parents

Useful links on e-safety for pupils:

CEOPS: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Childnet: www.childnet.com

e-safety Policy Pupils and Parents

Updated extracurricular Physical Education Activities 19/09/19.

Extra Curricular SportsFor more information - click here