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
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.

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

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.
Anti-Bullying Policy 

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.
Admission 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

Statement 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.
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.
Communication Policy

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

Covid-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.
DES Covid-19 Response Plan

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.

Homework 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.

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

Relationship 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.

 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.