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Faughart Community National School's policies are created in conjunction with staff members, school community and Board of management. They are tailored to suit the needs of our school. Our policies are working documents which will change with the changing needs of our school. 

Please review our policies by choosing a link below:


585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconChild Safeguarding Statement and Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment
 
This is the child Safeguarding Statement, drawn up by and approved by the management of Faughart CNS in line with the DES and Tusla guidelines. A hard copy can be located in the main entrance to the school, including the school Risk assessment.

Please find links below to the Child protection procedures for primary and post primary schools 2017 and the related circular 0081/2017.

The Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment outlines areas of risk of “harm” as defined in the Children First Act 2015 and not general health and safety risk, within the school, during school hours. This is a working document, which is continually reviewed and discussed under health and Safety at each staff meeting.

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Child-Protection/child_protection_guidelines.pdf

https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0081_2017.pdf

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s Annual Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement 09 June 2020

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s Annual Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement 08 June 2021

The next review of the Child Safeguarding Statement will take place in June 2022.


585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconAnti-Bullying Policy 

This Document outlines the school policy and procedures for the Anti-Bullying procedures for Faughart CNS.
A review of our anti-bullying policy and procedures was completed by the teachers in November and December 2020 and ratified by the Board of Management at a meeting on 9th February 2021.

585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconInternet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

This document outlines the school’s policy on permitted usage of the internet. The policy applies to all internet users in Faughart CNS and all methods of internet access, including desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile telephony, tablets and other devices capable of accessing the internet.
The policy was updated in October 2020 to include guidelines on the use of the internet while learning from home.

 
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconAdmission Policy

The admission policy was reviewed in September 2020. The policy details the selection criteria for 2020-2021 and indicates how such criteria are prioritised.

Enrolment Notice (25 September 2020)

Application Form


 
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconStatement of Strategy for School Attendance

Eastablising good attendance habits from the very beginning is very important. The policy was drawn up by the school staff and reviewed and ratified by the Board of Management. It will be reviewed again by the whole school community next year.
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconCode of Behaviour

Our School aims to provide a happy, secure, friendly, learning environment, where children, parents, teachers and board of management/single manager work in partnership. Each individual is valued, encouraged and respected for their uniqueness and facilitated to reach their full potential in a positive atmosphere.
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconCommunication Policy

Please see the school's policy on effective communication as part of the procedures for parents of children in Faughart CNS.

585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconCovid-19 Policy Statement

Please see the school's policy statement and information on our response to Covid-19 for parents of children and staff in Faughart CNS.
 
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconDES Covid-19 Response Plan
 
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconUpdated Covid-19 Response Plan February 2021
 
 
585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconLetter to Parents from DCMO February 2021
 
 
 
 

 
Faughart Community National School aims to protect the well-being of its students and staff by providing a safe and nurturing environment at all times as outlined in our school’s mission statement. The Board of Management, through the Principal, has drawn up a Critical Incident Management Plan as one element of the school’s policies and plans. The policy was created in August 2018 and reviewed in March 2021.

 
Managing Health and Safety at our School is an ongoing activity throughout the year. This Safety Statement is a live written document which provides details of how we manage health, safety and welfare at our school. This Safety Statement along with our Risk Assessments form the basis of our Safety Management System. The policy was reviewed in March 2021.

 
 
Through the development and implementation of this Healthy Eating Policy, Faughart CNS aims to help all those involved in our school community to develop positive and responsible attitudes to eating and to appreciate the contribution that good food makes to health.


585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconHomework Policy

 

Homework is part of the continuous learning process at Faughart CNS. This policy details reasons for homework, types of homework that may be given to pupils at different stages, recommendations on time to be spent on homework, advice on conditions that should be available to the child for doing homework and what to do if problems arise.

The homework policy was reviewed by teachers and parents in October 2020 and ratified by the Board of Management in November 2020 to include guidelines on remote learning and homework completion using the internet.


 

 
In Faughart CNS, we provide a foundation that will inform the child's actions and decisions. SPHE is spiral in nature we will cover the content at each level throughout the school over a two year period.

 
This policy has been prepared with reference to ‘Managing Chronic Health Conditions at School – A resource pack for teachers and parents’ prepared by the Asthma Society of Ireland, Diabetes Federation Ireland, Brainwave the Irish Epilepsy Association and Anaphylaxis Ireland and IPB Insurance Risk Management Guidance on Managing Students with Medical Conditions and Disabilities (2013).

585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf iconRelationship and Sexuality Education Policy
 
RSE Parent Letter 10th January 2020  Sensitive Language Grid
All schools are required to have an RSE policy to detail how RSE is taught in the school, including the sensitive aspects. This policy is an approved approach to the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). It was developed to inform teachers and parents as to what material is covered in the RSE programme within SPHE.
 

585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf icon SPHE Stay Safe Programme Parent Letter September 2020 

SPHE Stay Safe Programme Parent Letter 2020
     SPHE Stay Safe Programme Parent Letter 2019 
The aim of the Stay Safe programme is to teach children personal safety skills so they can look after themselves in situations which could be upsetting or dangerous. This programme is completed in full in Faughart CNS in a two year cycle, however topic 3 on Touches is completed every year.
 

585 5853219 511e medical information form transparent background pdf icon Physical Education Policy

Through our school’s Physical Education programme, we aim to help pupils take an interest in physical activity during their free time, at home, in the community and at school. We recognise the role of Physical Education in providing children with a truly balanced and childcentered active education.
 

 

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