Our School Policies
The following documents are property of Scoil Oilibheir Naofa, Kilcloon, Co. Meath. We appreciate you taking some time to read these documents in order to keep up to date with the school’s on-going policies that are amended frequently by our Board of Management and you our parents. You are requested to ask for permission in writing before using any of these documents. If you do not ask for permission, the school reserves the right to seek legal advice.
Child Safeguarding Statement:The BOM of Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa has adopted the Departments’ Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 in relation to child protection and welfare. This statement is an outline of how Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa proposes to implement these guidelines in order to ensure the protection and welfare of all children attending our school. The Board of Management of Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Departments’ Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools in 2011.This policy is reviewed annually and audited by the BOM.
Critical Incident Policy: aims to protect the well being of our pupils and staff by providing a safe, tolerant and well catered for environment as outlined in our school philosophy statement. The BoM through the Principal, the Staff and the Parents Association has drawn up a critical incident management plan. They have established a Critical Incidents Management Team to steer the development and implementation of the plan.
Healthy Eating Policy May: Through these guidelines, Scoil Oilibheir Naofa NS aims to help all those involved in our school community in developing positive and responsible attitudes to eating and to appreciate the contribution that good food makes to health.
Safety Statement: This Safety Statement sets out the Safety Policy of the Board of Management of Scoil
Oilibhéir Naofa and sets out the means to achieve that policy. The Board of Managements objective is to endeavour to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees and pupils and to meet our duties to members of the public with whom we come in contact.
School Website: This policy documents the rules by which the school will portray images and student content on the school website
Record Keeping and Data Protection: The purpose of the policy is to identify the records required to be retained by the school and to ensure confidentiality and manageable procedures in relation to access to such records by parents and stake holders.
Mobile phone and Electronic Games Policy:
This policy was devised in response to technological advances, which have seen a significant increase in hand held electronic ‘equipment’ amongst the school population in Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa since 2009.The possession and use of mobile phones by school pupils is now extensive, even in the primary school sector. Use of mobile phones (particularly with the advent of increasingly sophisticated equipment and camera phones) presents a number of problems.
Bullying Policy: This policy is based on the DES guidelines and is linked to the school’s Code of Behaviour. The policy was formulated by the Teachers, Ancillary staff, Pupils, Parents and the Board of Management in May 2010 and revised in June 2014. This policy is reviewed annually and audited by the BOM. Reviewed September 2023
Code of Behaviour: The existing code of behaviour was reviewed at a School Planning Day under the guidance of Vincent Mulvey P.P.D.S advisor on 3rd June 2010 and revised in 2016. Every member of the school community has a role to play in the implementation of the Code of
Behaviour. Rules will be kept to a minimum, emphasise positive behaviour and will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, with due regard to the age of the pupils and to individual difference. Good behaviour will be encouraged and rewarded. Where difficulties arise, parents will be contacted at an early stage.
RSE Policy: The school has a responsibility to put in place an R.S.E. policy as part of the wider Social, Personal & Health Education subject of the curriculum.
Additional Needs Policy, September 2018:
Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, Kilcloon, hopes to serve all the children in our community without prejudice and we welcome our most challenged children. Their presence in our school will enrich our whole school. We will endeavour to develop each child’s natural potential at his/her own rate and to his/her fullest capacity.
Class Split Policy: This policy was the product of increasing enrolment and demand for school places at Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa and the need to maintain the pupil teacher ratio as recommended by the Department of Education and Skills.
Internet Acceptable Usage Policy : Educators believe in the benefits of curriculum-based internet use. The purpose of the Internet Acceptable Usage Policy is to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s internet resources, and will be protected from harmful and illegal use of the Internet. Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa will employ a number of strategies to maximise learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet.