School Policies

All schools need to have policies and procedures to help them guide the actions of all individuals involved in the school community. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all pupils, their families, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to the school.  When policies and procedures are well thought out and, most importantly, implemented they provide common understanding and agreement on how things should be done and provide clear instructions and guidelines on what should/must be done in a particular set of circumstances or with regard to a particular issue.

Policies and procedures help new staff and parents to familiarise themselves with the school’s practices and gives them information about what to expect from the school.  Policies should be ‘living’ documents that must be regularly reviewed to ensure that they meet all the needs of those working in the school, and take into account the possible changes that have happened in the school and within the wider community.

To summarise good, well thought out and implemented policies and procedures ensure:

  • Good practice
  • Helps to establish a professional and effective organisation
  • They provide consistency amongst staff, parents and children
  • They can prevent any ambiguity about how particular situations/issues should be handled in the school
  • They promote harmony within the school community
  • More efficient and effective delivery of education and service

All school policies are formulated by the Principal, Deputy Principal and the staff, in consultation with parents, and then ratified by the Board of Management in consultation with DES (Department of Education ans Skills), INTO (Irish National Teachers Association) and NEWB (National Education Welfare Board) guidelines.

These policies are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary and we very much welcome any comments and suggestions from parents.

The current policies under review for ratification this term (Nov 2017) are:

15. Equality, Access & Participation Policy

14. Mobile Phone & Electronic Games Policy

19. Composite Class Policy

24. Homework Policy

27. ParentStaff Communication Policy

Please email any comments or suggestions on these policies by Friday 24th November.  Thank you.







01. Admissions and Enrolment Policy

02. Child Protection Policy

03. Anti Bullying Policy

04. Administration of Medicines Policy

05. Critical Incident Policy

06. Health & Safety Policy

07. Fire Drill & Evacuation Policy

08. Attendance Policy

09. Code Of Behaviour

10.Accident & Emergencies Policy

11. Substance Abuse Policy

12. Supervision Policy

13. ICT & Social Media Acceptable Usage Policy

14. Mobile Phone & Electronic Games Policy

15. Equality, Access & Participation Policy

16. Special Education Policy

17. Healthy Eating Policy

18. Parental Involvement Policy

19. Composite Class Policy

20. Swimming Policy

21. Data Protection & Record Keeping Policy

22. Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Policy

23. Assessment Policy

24. Homework Policy

25. Hire & Use of School Premises Policy

26. Garda Vetting Policy

27. ParentStaff Communication Policy

28. Book Bills and Rental Scheme Policy