We try to be a friendly and welcoming school and parents are encouraged to visit the school whenever they wish.
However, the safety of all who work here – pupils and staff – must be our prime concern and it is necessary for us to restrict access to the school building during the school day.
All visitors should enter the school by the main entrance at the front of the building, the lock of which is controlled in the School Office.
Visitors should press the bell for attention.
After entering, all visitors should sign the Visitors’ Book in the School Office. Visitors are not normally allowed to visit classrooms unaccompanied.
External doors are kept closed during the school day, unless supervised by staff.
All staff and pupils are encouraged to ensure that external doors are kept closed during the school day in order to prevent unauthorised access to the building.
Finally, we sincerely hope that no parents will be put off visiting us by our security measures. We are always pleased to speak to parents.
All staff working at Ysgol Penmorfa receive training on Safeguarding and Child Protection.
All staff have a duty of care to pupils and they adhere to the guidelines set out in the All Wales Child Protection Policy (2008).
More detail can be found on the Welsh Government website: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/childrenyoungpeople/health/protection/procedures/?lang=en
If a member of staff has a concern that a pupil has been harmed, is at risk of harm or if they receive a disclosure, they must inform a member of staff at school with responsibility for child protection.
The person with responsibility has a legal duty to refer such concerns to Denbighshire Social Services.
Parking and Safety
The co-operation of parents in not parking directly outside the school gates is appreciated.
We respectfully ask parents to park clear of the main entrance – highlighted in yellow road markings.
Parents are also asked to refrain from parking vehicles for extended periods in the designated drop-off bays.
These arrangements are made with the safety of your children being the prime