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:
Child Safeguarding Statement
Please find links below to the Child protection procedures for primary and post primary schools 2017 and the related circular 0081/2017.
The next review of the Child Safeguarding Statement will take place in June 2021.
Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment June 2020
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.
This Document outlines the school policy and procedures for the Anti-Bullying procedures for Faughart CNS.
Internet 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 admission policy was reviewed in October 2019. The policy details the selection criteria for 2019-2020 and indicates how such criteria are prioritised.
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.
Code 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.
Please see the school's policy on effective communication as part of the procedures for parents of children in Faughart CNS.
Critical Incident Management Policy (CIMP)
The aim of the CIMP is to help school management and staff to react quickly and effectively in the event of an incident, to enable us to maintain a sense of control and to ensure that appropriate support is offered to students and staff.
Digital Learning Plan
Health, Safety and Welfare Statement
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.
Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) Policy
We undertook an RSE evaluation in our school during the period September 2019 to October 2019. This policy was developed to inform teachers and parents as to what material is covered in the RSE Programme within SPHE in Faughart Community National School. The strands Growing and Changing and Taking Care of My Body are taught in Year 2 of a two-year SPHE Plan.
Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Plan
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.