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.
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.
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 policy was updated in October 2020 to include guidelines on the use of the internet while learning from home.
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)
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.
Please see the school's policy statement and information on our response to Covid-19 for parents of children and staff in Faughart CNS.
Louth and Meath Education and Training Board together with Faughart Community National School is committed to our legal obligations under sections 19 and 20 in so far as reasonably practical in ensuring the safety, health and welfare at work of all staff members, students, contractors, visitors and any other persons at the school who may be affected by work activities.
Our Safety Statement and Risk Assessments will be reviewed and updated annually, or sooner if necessary should significant changes to the safety management system take place within the School. Our Safety Statement and Risk Assessments will be made available to all occupants of the building. Our Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Statement of Policy (1.3) will be displayed in general areas of the building.
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.
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.
SPHE Stay Safe Programme Parent Letter 2020 SPHE Stay Safe Programme Parent Letter 2019