Policies

policiesST. PATRICK’S DE LA SALLE B.N.S.
Coote’s Lane, Kilkenny
Principal: 056-7761081
Access to Children’s Records. Our school is one which believes that partnership between teachers and parents is essential for the happiness, educational progress and well-being of all our pupils. As such it is our policy to keep parents fully informed of their children’s progress. ” Each child has a School Report Book in which each year’s school report is written by the class teacher and sent by post to the child’s parents. ” Standardized tests are given each year. The Sigma-T Maths test and the Micra-T English are given in April/May. All results are recorded and sent to the principal to be filed. These tests are indicators of ability and give teachers a guideline of children’s work rate when compared to everyday schoolwork. Teacher’s relate the children’s performances to parents at the annual Parent – Teacher Meetings in November ”
All tests given in class are sent home to be signed by parents. ” Parents are asked to sign their children’s homework on a nightly basis. ” Parents are encouraged to contact the school to make an appointment to meet the teacher or principal with regard to any aspect of their children’s education or well-being.

Child Safeguarding Statement

St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS is a Catholic boys’ primary school providing primary education to pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. In addition to its mainstream classes, it has three special classes for children with autism.

In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Túsla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.

  • The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 as part of this overall Child Safeguarding Statement
  • The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Joe McKeown.
  • The Deputy Designated Liaison Person is Noel Power.
  • The Board of Management recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, procedures, practices and activities In its policies, procedures, practices and activities, the school will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare:

The school will:

  • recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations;
  • fully comply with its statutory obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and other relevant legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children;
  • fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters
  • adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;
  • develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage parental involvement in the education of their children; and
  • fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.

The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult pupil/employee with a special vulnerability.

  • The following procedures/measures are in place:
  • In relation to any member of staff who is the subject of any investigation (howsoever described) in respect of any act, omission or circumstance in respect of a child attending the school, the school adheres to the relevant procedures set out in Chapter 7 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and to the relevant agreed disciplinary procedures for school staff which are published on the DES website.
  • In relation to the selection or recruitment of staff and their suitability to work with children, the school adheres to the statutory vetting requirements of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 and to the wider duty of care guidance set out in relevant Garda vetting and recruitment circulars published by the DES and available on the DES website.
  • In relation to the provision of information and, where necessary, instruction and training, to staff in respect of the identification of the occurrence of harm (as defined in the 2015 Act) the school-
  • Has provided each member of staff with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement.
  • Ensures all new staff are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement.
  • Encourages staff to avail of relevant training.
  • Encourages Board of Management members to avail of relevant training.
  • The Board of Management maintains records of all staff and Board member training.
  • In relation to reporting of child protection concerns to Túsla, all school personnel are required to adhere to the procedures set out in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, including in the case of registered teachers, those in relation to mandated reporting under the Children First Act 2015.
  • In this school the Board has appointed the above named DLP as the “relevant person” (as defined in the Children First Act 2015) to be the first point of contact in respect of the Child Safeguarding statement.
  • All registered teachers employed by the school are mandated persons under the Children First Act 2015.
  • In accordance with the Children First Act 2015, the Board has carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while attending the school or participating in school activities. A written assessment setting out the areas of risk identified and the school’s procedures for managing those risks is attached as an appendix to these procedures.
  • The various procedures referred to in this Statement can be accessed via the school’s website, the DES website or will be made available on request by the school.
  • This statement has been published on the school’s website and has been provided to all members of school personnel, the Parents’ Association and the patron. It is readily accessible to parents and guardians on request. A copy of this Statement will be made available to Túsla and the Department if requested.
  • This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which this statement refers.

 

This Child Safeguarding Statement was adopted by the Board of Management on February 19 2018.

Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment

St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS  Revised: June 18 2018

 Written Assessment of Risk of St. Patrick’s BNS, Coote’s Lane, Kilkenny

In accordance with section 11 of the Children First Act 2015 and with the requirement of Chapter 8 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the following is the Written Risk Assessment of St. Patrick’s BNS, Coote’s Lane.

Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Classroom teaching Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision of children in school

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

School Personnel are required to adhere to the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and all registered teaching staff are required to adhere to the Children First Act 2015

The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting

Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
One to one teaching Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel.

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm in one-to-one teaching, counselling, coaching situation

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

School Personnel are required to adhere to the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and all registered teaching staff are required to adhere to the Children First Act 2015

The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting

One to one counselling Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel.

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm in one-to-one teaching, counselling, coaching situation

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

The school has in place a policy and procedures for  one-to-one counselling

Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Outdoor teaching activities Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel.

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision of children in school

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

School Personnel are required to adhere to the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and all registered teaching staff are required to adhere to the Children First Act 2015

The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting

Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Use of toilet/changing/shower areas in schools Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of child being harmed by a member of school personnel, a member of staff of another organisation or other person while child participating in out of school activities e.g. school trip, swimming lessons

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision of children in school

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm to child while a child is receiving intimate care

The school has an intimate care policy/plan in respect of students who require such care
Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Use of external personnel to supplement curriculum/sports and extra-curricular activities Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school.

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm due to children inappropriately accessing/using computers, social media, phones and other devices while at school

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

The school has in place a policy and procedures for  the use of external persons to supplement delivery of the curriculum

The school has in place a policy and procedures for the use of external sports coaches

Training of school personnel in child protection matters Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel The school –

O Has provided each member of school staff with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

O Ensures all new staff  are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

O Encourages staff to avail of relevant training

O Encourages board of management members to avail of relevant training

O Maintains records of all staff and board member training

Prevention and dealing with bullying amongst pupils Risk of harm due to bullying of child The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the DES Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools
Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Curricular provision in respect of SPHE, RSE, Stay Safe The school implements in full the Stay Safe Programme

The school implements in full the SPHE curriculum

The school implements in full the RSE Programme

Administration of First Aid Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel The school has in place a policy and procedures for the administration of First Aid
Administration of Medicine Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel The school has in place a policy and procedures for the administration of medication to pupils
Management of challenging behaviour amongst pupils, including appropriate use of restraint where required Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel The school has a code of conduct for school personnel (teaching and non-teaching staff)

The school has in place a code of behaviour for pupils

Care of children with special educational needs/vulnerabilities, including intimate care where needed, Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel The school has a Special Educational Needs policy

The school has an intimate care policy/plan in respect of students who require such care

School transport arrangements including use of bus escorts Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel The school has a code of conduct for school personnel (teaching and non-teaching staff)
Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Use of off-site facilities for school activities Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed by a member of school personnel, a member of staff of another organisation or other person while child participating in out of school activities e.g. school trip, swimming lessons

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision of children while attending out of school activities

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour

Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel accessing/circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

The school has in place a policy and clear procedures in respect of school outings

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

School Personnel are required to adhere to the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and all registered teaching staff are required to adhere to the Children First Act 2015

The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting

Risk Identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Fundraising events involving pupils Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel communicating with pupils in appropriate manner via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel accessing/circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Adequate supervision provided for in-school fundraising activities.
Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Annual Sports Day Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision of children in school

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm to child while a child is receiving intimate care

All school personnel are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 are made available to all school personnel

School Personnel are required to adhere to the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and all registered teaching staff are required to adhere to the Children First Act 2015

The school has an Anti-Bullying Policy which fully adheres to the requirements of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting

Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Care of pupils with specific vulnerabilities/ needs Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

Risk of harm to child while a child is receiving intimate care

The school has a Special Educational Needs policy
Recruitment of school personnel Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda vetting
Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Use of Information and Communication Technology by pupils in school Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel or others accessing/circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel or others communicating with pupils in appropriate manner via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

The school has in place a code of behaviour for pupils

The school has in place an ICT policy in respect of usage of ICT by pupils

The school has in place a mobile phone policy in respect of usage of mobile phones by pupils

Application of sanctions under the school’s Code of Behaviour including detention of pupils, confiscation of phones etc. Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour

The school has in place a code of behaviour for pupils

The school has in place an ICT policy in respect of usage of ICT by pupils

The school has in place a mobile phone policy in respect of usage of mobile phones by pupils

Students participating in work experience in the school Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school The school has in place a policy and procedures in respect of students undertaking work experience in the school
Student teachers/SNAs undertaking training placement in school Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school The school has in place a policy and procedures in respect of student teacher placements
Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Use of video/photography/other media to record school events Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel or others accessing/circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Risk of harm caused by member of school personnel or others communicating with pupils in appropriate manner via social media, texting, digital device or other manner

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

After school use of school premises by other organisations Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by volunteer or visitor to the school

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

The school has a policy for the use of school premises after school hours
Risk identified Potential risk of harm Procedure in place to manage risk identified
Homework club Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of harm not being recognised by school personnel

Risk of harm not being reported properly and promptly by school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by a member of school personnel

Risk of child being harmed in the school by another child

Risk of harm due to bullying of child

Risk of harm due to inappropriate relationship/communications between child and another child or adult

Risk of harm to children with SEN who have particular vulnerabilities

The school has a policy for the use of school premises after school hours

Important Note:  It should be noted that risk in the context of this risk assessment is the risk of “harm” as defined in the Children First Act 2015 and not general health and safety risk.  The definition of harm is set out in Chapter 4 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post- Primary Schools 2017.

In undertaking this risk assessment, the board of management has endeavoured to identify as far as possible the risks of harm that are relevant to this school and to ensure that adequate procedures are in place to manage all risks identified.  While it is not possible to foresee and remove all risk of harm, the school has in place the procedures listed in this risk assessment to manage and reduce risk to the greatest possible extent.

This risk assessment has been completed by the Board of Management on February 5 2018.  It  was reviewed on June 18 2018 and shall be reviewed each June as part of the school’s annual review of its Child Safeguarding Statement.

In undertaking this risk assessment, the board of management has endeavoured to identify as far as possible the risks of harm that are relevant to this school and to ensure that adequate procedures are in place to manage all risks identified.  While it is not possible to foresee and remove all risk of harm, the school has in place the procedures listed in this risk assessment to manage and reduce risk to the greatest possible extent.

This risk assessment has been completed by the Board of Management on February 5 2018.  It shall be reviewed as part of the school’s annual review of its Child Safeguarding Statement.

Signed; Fr. R. Whearty, Chairperson, BOM                       Date: 19.12.2018

Joe McKeown, Principal

Chairperson, Board of Management

Signed _____________________________________ Date ________________

Principal

 

 Appendix 2: Procedures and Practices.

Procedures

 

All staff in this school will follow the recommendations for reporting concerns or disclosures as outlined in ‘Children First’ and the DES document, ‘Child Protection, Guidelines and Procedures’.

The Board of Management of this school has appointed Joe McKeown as Designated Liaison Person (DLP) and Noel Power as Deputy Designated Liaison Person.

The staff and management of this school have agreed:

  • All concerns/disclosures involving child protection/child welfare concerns will be reported in the first instance to the DLP (deputy DLP where appropriate).  The DLP will handle all reports in accordance with DES guidelines.
  • Each report to the DLP will be dated and signed by the person making that report.
  • There will be a strict adherence to maintaining confidentiality.  Information regarding concerns or disclosures of abuse should only be given on a ‘need to know’ basis.

Practice

 

The following areas have been considered by the staff and Board of Management as areas of specific concern in relation to child protection.  Following discussion and consultation the staff and Board of Management have agreed that the following practices be adopted.

  1. Physical contact: physical contact between the school personnel and the child should always be in response to the needs of the child and not the needs of the adult. While physical contact may be used to comfort, reassure or assist a child, the following will be factors in determining its appropriateness:
  • It is acceptable to the child.
  • It is open and not secretive.
  • The age and developmental stage of the child.

School personnel will avoid doing anything of a personal nature for children that the children can do for themselves.

  1. Visitors/Guest speakers:

The principal or other staff member will check out the credentials of visitors / guest speakers to ensure compliance with National Vetting Bureau regulations.

  1. Children with specific toileting/intimate care needs:

In all situations where it is known that a pupil will need assistance with toileting/intimate care, a written request will be made to the principal by the parents/guardians. A meeting will be convened between parents/guardians, class teacher, resource teacher, special needs assistant, principal and, if appropriate, the pupil.  The purpose of the meeting will be to ascertain the specific needs of the child and to determine how the school can best meet those needs.  The staff required for providing this care will be identified and provision will be made for occasions when the particular staff are absent.  A written copy of what has been agreed will be made and kept on the child’s file.

Two members of staff will be present when dealing with intimate care/toileting needs.  Any deviation from the agreed procedures will be recorded and notified to the DLP and the parents/guardians.

  1. Toileting accidents

Clean underwear and suitable clothing will be kept in the school so that if a pupil has a toileting accident they will, in the first instance, be offered fresh clothing into which they can change.

If the pupil, for whatever reason, cannot clean or change himself and the parents/guardians cannot be contacted, the child will be assisted by members of staff.  In all such situations two members of staff should be present.

A record of such incidents shall be kept and the principal and parents will be notified.

  1. One to One teaching

School policy recognises that individual tuition is sometimes in the best interest of the child.  Every effort will be made to ensure that teaching takes place in an open environment.  Parents of children who are involved in one-to-one teaching will be informed and their written agreement sought.

Work carried out by the special needs assistant will be carried out in an open environment and under the direction of the class teacher.

  1. Pupils will be expected to dress/undress themselves for games/PE/swimming. Where assistance is required, it will be provided in a communal changing area and with the written consent of parents/guardians.  Under no circumstances will a member of staff/volunteer be expected to or allowed to dress/undress a child in a cubicle/private area.  In such situations where privacy is required, the parent/guardian will be asked to assist the child.

It is accepted that, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary for female staff to enter male changing areas.

At all times there must be adequate supervision of pupils.

  1. Children travelling in staff members’ cars:

Members of staff regularly use their own cars to transport to and from various school related events. The dedication and commitment of staff to ensuring the involvement of pupils in a wide variety of activities is greatly appreciated.  Every effort will be made to ensure there are at least two children in a car with an adult. Where it is necessary to transport one child in a car, the child will sit in the back seat.  The principal will be notified.  Volunteers will also adhere to these principles.

 

Appendix 3: Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 require the Board of Management must undertake a review of its Child Safeguarding Statement and that the following checklist shall be used for this purpose. The review must be completed every year or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the Child Safeguarding Statement refers.  Undertaking an annual review will also ensure that a school also meets its statutory obligation under section 11(8) of the Children First Act 2015, to review its Child Safeguarding Statement every two years.

The checklist is designed as an aid to conducting this review and is not intended as an exhaustive list of the issues to be considered. Individual Boards of Management shall include other items in the checklist that are of relevance to the school in question.

As part of the overall review process, Boards of Management should also assess relevant school policies, procedures, practices and activities vis a vis their adherence to the principles of best practice in child protection and welfare as set out in the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement, the Children First Act 2015 and the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

Yes/No
  1. Has the Board formally adopted a Child Safeguarding Statement in accordance with the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’?
  1. As part of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement, has the Board formally adopted, without modification, the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’’?
  1. Does the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement include a written assessment of risk as required under the Children First Act 2015?
  1. Has the Board reviewed and updated where necessary the written assessment of risk as part of this overall review?
  1. Has the DLP attended available child protection training?
  1. Has the Deputy DLP attended available child protection training?
  1. Have any members of the Board attended child protection training?
  1. Are there both a DLP and a Deputy DLP currently appointed?
  1. Are the relevant contact details (Túsla and An Garda Síochána) to hand?
  1. Has the Board arrangements in place to communicate the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement to new school personnel?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that all school personnel have been made aware of their responsibilities under the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’ and the Children First Act 2015?
  1. Has the Board received a Principal’s Child Protection Oversight Report at each Board meeting held since the last review was undertaken?
  1. Since the Board’s last review, was the Board informed of any child protection reports made to Túsla/An Garda Síochána by the DLP?
  1. Since the Board’s last review, was the Board informed of any cases where the DLP sought advice from Túsla/and as a result of this advice, no report to the HSE was made?
  1. Since the Board’s last review, was the Board informed of any cases where an allegation of abuse or neglect was made against any member of school personnel?
  1. Has the Board been provided with and reviewed all documents relevant to the Principal’s Child Protection Oversight Report?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that the child protection procedures in relation to the making of reports to Túsla/An Garda Síochána were appropriately followed in each case reviewed?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that, since the last review, all appropriate actions are being or have been taken in respect of any member of school personnel against whom an allegation of abuse or neglect has been made?*
  1. Were child protection matters reported to the Board appropriately recorded in the Board minutes?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that all records relating to child protection are appropriately filed and stored securely?
  1. Has the Board been notified by any parent in relation to that parent not receiving the standard notification required under section 5.6  of the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’
  1. In relation to any cases identified at question 21 above, has the Board ensured that any notifications required under section 5.6 of the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’ were subsequently issued by the DLP?
  1. Has the Board ensured that the Parents’ Association has been provided with the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement?
  1. Has the Board ensured that the patron has been provided with the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement?
  1. Has the Board ensured that the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement is available to parents on request?
  1. Has the Board ensured that the Stay Safe programme is implemented in full in the school? (applies to primary schools)
  1. Has the Board ensured that the Wellbeing Programme for Junior Cycle students is implemented in full in the school? (applies to post- primary schools)
  1. Has the Board ensured that the SPHE curriculum is implemented in full in the school?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that the statutory requirements for Garda Vetting have been met in respect of all school personnel (employees and volunteers)? *
  1. Is the Board satisfied that the Department’s requirements in relation to the provision of a child protection related statutory declaration and associated form of undertaking have been met in respect of persons appointed to teaching and non-teaching positions?*
  1. Is the Board satisfied that, from a child protection perspective, thorough recruitment and selection procedures are applied by the school in relation to all school personnel (employees and volunteers)?*
  1. Has the Board considered and addressed any complaints or suggestions for improvements regarding the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement?
  1. Has the Board sought the feedback of parents in relation to the school’s compliance with the requirements of the child safeguarding requirements of the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’
  1. Has the Board sought the feedback of pupils in relation to the school’s child safeguarding arrangements?
  1. Is the Board satisfied that the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017’ are being fully and adequately implemented by the school?
  1. Has the Board identified any aspects of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement and/or its implementation that require further improvement?
  1. Has the Board put in place an action plan containing appropriate timelines to address those aspects of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement and/or its implementation that have been identified as requiring further improvement ?
  1. Has the Board ensured that any areas for improvement that that were identified in any previous review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement have been adequately addressed?

*In schools where the ETB is the employer the responsibility for meeting the employer’s requirements rests with the ETB concerned. In such cases, this question should be completed following consultation with the ETB.

Signed Fr. R. Whearty   Date: June 18 2018

Chairperson, Board of Management

Signed; Joe McKeown              Date; June 18 2018

Principal

St. Patricks De La Salle BNS Anti Bullying Policy

Introduction

  1. In accordance with the requirements of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the code of behaviour guidelines issued by the NEWB, the Board of Management of St. Patrick’s B.N.S. has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall code of behaviour. This policy fully complies with the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.
  2. The Board of Management recognises the very serious nature of bullying and the negative impact that it can have on the lives of pupils and is therefore fully committed to the following key principles of best practice in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour:
  • Fostering a positive school culture and climate which-

is welcoming of difference and diversity and is based on inclusivity;

encourages pupils to disclose and discuss incidents of bullying behaviour in a non-threatening environment; and

promotes respectful relationships across the school community;

  • Effective leadership;
  • A school-wide approach;
  • A shared understanding of what bullying is and its impact;
  • Implementation of education and prevention strategies (including awareness raising measures) that-

build empathy, respect and resilience in pupils; and

explicitly address the issues of cyber-bullying and identity-based bullying including in particular, homophobic and transphobic bullying.

  • Effective supervision and monitoring of pupils;
  • Supports for staff;
  • Consistent recording, investigation and follow up of bullying behaviour (including use of established intervention strategies); and
  • On-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the anti-bullying policy.

Definition of Bullying

  1. In accordance with the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools bullying is defined as follows:

Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted, by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time.

The following types of bullying behaviour are included in the definition of bullying:

  • deliberate exclusion, malicious gossip and other forms of relational bullying,
  • Cyber-bullying and
  • identity-based bullying such as homophobic bullying, racist bullying, bullying based on a person’s membership of the Traveller community and bullying of those with disabilities or special educational needs.

Isolated or once-off incidents of intentional negative behaviour, including a once-off offensive or hurtful text message or other private messaging, do not fall within the definition of bullying and should be dealt with, as appropriate, in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.

However, in the context of this policy, placing a once-off offensive or hurtful public message, image or statement on a social network site or other public forum where that message, image or statement can be viewed and/or repeated by other people will be regarded as bullying behaviour. 

Pupils, parents and are encouraged to report any suspected instances of bullying to the relevant class teacher/Principal/Deputy Principal.

Negative behaviour that does not meet this definition of bullying will be dealt with in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.

Relevant personnel for dealing with Bullying Incidents

  1. The relevant teacher(s) for investigating and dealing with bullying is (are) as follows:

The class teacher.

The Principal

The Deputy Principal

Education/Prevention Strategies

  1. The education and prevention strategies (including strategies specifically aimed at cyber- bullying and identity-based bullying including in particular, homophobic and transphobic bullying) that will be used by the school are as follows:

SPHE curriculum.

Stay Safe Programme

RSE programme

Annual Awareness Day

Information nights at Parents’ Association Meetings.

Posters/Information leaflets.

Procedures for investigating Bullying Incident Reports

  1. The school’s procedures for investigation, follow-up and recording of bullying behaviour and the established intervention strategies used by the school for dealing with cases of bullying behaviour are as follows:
  • All reports, including anonymous reports of bullying, will be investigated and dealt with by the relevant teacher.
  • The primary aim for the relevant teacher in investigating and dealing with bullying is to resolve any issues and to restore, as far as is practicable, the relationships of the parties involved (rather than to apportion blame).
  • In investigating and dealing with bullying, the teacher will exercise his/her professional judgement to determine whether bullying has occurred and how best the situation might be resolved.
  • The teacher will keep appropriate written records which will assist his/her efforts to resolve the issues and restore, as far as is practicable, the relationships of the parties involved.
  • Teachers will take a calm, unemotional problem-solving approach when dealing with incidents of alleged bullying behaviour reported by pupils, staff or parents.
  • Alleged bullying incidents will, if possible, be investigated outside the classroom situation to ensure the privacy of all involved.  It may, at times, be necessary to discuss bullying incidents with a class group.
  • Interviews will be conducted with sensitivity and with due regard to the rights of all pupils concerned. Pupils who are not directly involved may also be asked to provide information.
  • When analysing incidents of bullying behaviour, the relevant teacher will seek answers to questions of what, where, when, who and why. This will be done in a calm manner, setting an example in dealing effectively with a conflict in a non-aggressive manner.
  • If a group is involved, each member will be interviewed individually at first. Thereafter, all those involved will be met as a group. At the group meeting, each member will be asked for his/her account of what happened to ensure that everyone in the group is clear about each other’s statements;
  • Each member of a group will be supported through the possible pressures that they may face from the other members of the group after interview by the teacher;
  • The relevant teacher may, if he/she deems it appropriate, also ask those involved to write down their account of the incident(s)
  •  Where the relevant teacher has determined that a pupil has been engaged in bullying behaviour, it will be made clear to the pupil how he/she is in breach of the school’s anti-bullying policy and efforts should be made to try to get him/her to see the situation from the perspective of the pupil being bullied.
  • Follow-up meetings with the relevant parties involved will be arranged separately with a view to possibly bringing them together at a later date if the pupil who has been bullied is ready and agreeable. This can have a therapeutic effect.
  • In cases where it has been determined by the relevant teacher that bullying behaviour has occurred, the parents of the parties involved will be contacted at an early stage to inform them of the matter and explain the actions being taken (by reference to the school policy). The school will give parents an opportunity of discussing ways in which they can reinforce or support the actions being taken by the school and the supports for their pupils.
  • Where the relevant teacher has determined that a pupil has been engaged in bullying behaviour, it will be made clear to the pupil how he/she is in breach of the school’s anti-bullying policy and efforts will be made to try to get him/her to see the situation from the perspective of the pupil being bullied;
  • If necessary, appropriate sanctions as outlined in the school’s code of behaviour and discipline, will be applied.
  • In any situation where disciplinary sanctions are required, this is a private matter between the pupil being disciplined, his or her parents and the school.
  • Follow-up meetings with the relevant parties involved will be arranged separately with a view to possibly bringing them together at a later date if the pupil who has been bullied is ready and agreeable.
  • In cases where the relevant teacher considers that the bullying behaviour has not been adequately and appropriately addressed within 20 school days after he/she has determined that bullying behaviour has occurred, it will be recorded by the relevant teacher in the form for recording bullying behaviour.
  • The relevant teacher must use the recording template to record the bullying behaviour in the following circumstances:
  1. a) in cases where he/she considers that the bullying behaviour has not been adequately and appropriately addressed within 20 school days after he/she has determined that bullying behaviour occurred; and
  • b) Where the school has decided as part of its anti-bullying policy that in certain circumstances bullying behaviour must be recorded and reported immediately to the Principal or Deputy Principal as applicable.
  • In each of the circumstances at (a) and (b) above, the recording form will be completed in full and retained by the teacher in question and a copy provided to the Principal or Deputy Principal as applicable. It should also be noted that the timeline for recording bullying behaviour in the recording form does not in any way preclude the relevant teacher from consulting the Principal or Deputy Principal at an earlier stage in relation to a case.
  • In situations where the incident is serious and where the behaviour is regarded as potentially abusive, the school will consult the HSE Children and Family Social Services/TUSLA with a view to drawing up an appropriate response, such as a management plan.
  • Serious instances of bullying behaviour will, in accordance with the Children First and the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, be referred to the HSE Children and Family Services and/or Gardaí as appropriate.

 Support for pupils involved in bullying incidents

  1. The school’s programme of support for working with pupils affected by bullying is as follows:
  • Consultation with parents.
  • Specific lessons as part of in class SPHE programme
  • Access to Social Skills lessons from LS/RT team.
  • Referral for counselling.
  1. Supervision and Monitoring of Pupils

The Board of Management confirms that appropriate supervision and monitoring policies and practices are in place to both prevent and deal with bullying behaviour and to facilitate early intervention where possible.

  1. Prevention of Harassment

The Board of Management confirms that the school will, in accordance with its obligations under equality legislation, take all such steps that are reasonably practicable to prevent the sexual harassment of pupils or staff or the harassment of pupils or staff on any of the nine grounds specified i.e. gender including transgender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community.

  1. This policy was adopted by the Board of Management on March 14 2014.
  2. This policy has been made available to school personnel, published on the school website (or where none exists, is otherwise readily accessible to parents and pupils on request) and provided to the Parents’ Association (where one exists). A copy of this policy will be made available to the Department and the patron if requested.

Review

  1. This policy and its implementation will be reviewed by the Board of Management once in every school year. Written notification that the review has been completed will be made available to school personnel, published on the school website (or where none exists, be otherwise readily accessible to parents and pupils on request) and provided to the Parents’ Association (where one exists). A record of the review and its outcome will be made available, if requested, to the patron and the Department.

St. Patricks De La Salle BNS Enrolment Policy

St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Ossory. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all pupils: cognitive, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral, spiritual, including a living relationship with God, and other people. The school promotes a Christian philosophy of life.

To maintain its Catholic ethos, the school strives to nurture children in the Catholic Faith. The Board upholds the distinctive spirit of the school as determined by the cultural, educational, religious, moral, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions that are characteristic of the school.

St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS employs 23 full time teachers, 11 Special Needs Assistants, 1 Secretary, 1 Caretaker, 1 Cleaner and 3 bus escorts. The teaching staff includes a principal, a deputy principal, mainstream class teachers, support teachers and Special Class teachers.

The school is dependent on the grants and teacher resources provided by the DES and it operates within the regulations laid down by the DES.

The school is a boys’ school. It caters for all classes from Junior Infants to sixth. The school has three special classes for pupils with autism. The special classes accept boys and girls.

Children enrolled in St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS, and their parents, are required to co-operate with and support the school’s Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy, as well as all other policies on curriculum, organisation and management. Acceptance of a place in the school is considered agreement to comply with the policies and procedures of the school.

Parents are expected to accept, support, and encourage the standards of behaviour, punctuality, dress, cleanliness, tidiness and other expectations of the school.

St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS operates under the Rules for National Schools and Departmental circulars.  It is funded by government grants and local fund raising efforts. The school follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the DES, which may be amended from time to time in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998). The school is subject to the Education Act (1998), The Education Welfare Act (2004) and all relevant equality legislation.

Application Procedure

The Board of Management will communicate generally to the school community through appropriate channels e.g. website, newsletter, parish bulletin, parents letters to outline the application for enrolment procedures.

Parents seeking to enrol their child (ren) in Junior Infants in St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS should return a completed enrolment application form with an original birth/adoption certificate to the school by February 1 in the year in which the child is due to start school.

Parents seeking to enrol their child (ren) in classes other than Junior Infants should submit completed enrolment application forms as soon as possible.

Equality of access is the key value that determines the enrolment of children in the school. St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS respects the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in our society. The school celebrates difference.  No child is refused admission for reasons of age (beyond requirements), ethnicity, special educational needs, ability or disability, language or accent, gender, asylum-seeker or refugee status, religious or political beliefs and values, family or social circumstances, provided that it has been established that the school is in a position to provide an appropriate education for the child.

While recognising the right of parents to enrol their child in the school of their choice, the Board upholds the rights of the existing school community and, in particular, the children already enrolled. This requires balanced judgements, guided by the principles of natural justice and acting in the best interest of all children.

The completion of an application form or the placement of a child’s name on a list, however early, does not confer an automatic right to a place in the school.

Decision-making

 

Decisions in relation to application for enrolment are the responsibility of the Board of Management. For the efficient day-to day running of the school, the principal is authorised by the Board to take decisions on pupil in-take consistent with this Policy Document.  Offers of places will be made, in writing, to parents/ guardians. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that the school has the appropriate address and contact details.  Parents will be asked to confirm acceptance of a place within seven calendar days of the offer of a place in the school.  If the school does not receive a reply within seven calendar days, the place will be offered to the next child on the list.

 

Principles of our Enrolment Policy

It is the policy of the Board to seek to provide places for children from St. Patrick’s Parish, children of staff and other family members (brothers/sisters/step-siblings/fostered children) of existing pupils, whose parents seek a place before the relevant deadlines. Applications from other children will be considered according to the availability of places. The priority rating is outlined below.

Enrolment

The Board reserves the right to determine the maximum number of children in each separate classroom, bearing in mind:

  • DES guidelines in relation to class size and staffing provision;
  • Size and space of available classrooms;
  • Health and welfare of the children;
  • Educational needs of the applicant and those of pupils already in desired class;
  • Multi-grade classes;
  • Presence of children with special educational or behavioural needs;

While respecting the wishes of all parents who choose to send their children to the school, account will be taken of the following:

  • The need to avoid disruption of pupils during the course of the school year.
  • The need to adhere to any maximum class size as set by Board of Management.
  • A decision by the BOM to keep pupil teacher ratio lower in specific class/classes.
  • The desire of the Board to manage the growth of the school population

Applications for Enrolment

Application for entry to the school shall be made on the school’s Enrolment Application Form.

  1. a) Closing date for applications for Junior Infants is 3.00pm on February 01 of the year of entry.
  2. b) Closing date for applications for classes above Junior Infants is at the discretion of the principal, subject to the authority of the Board of Management.

Authority of School Principal

 

The school Principal is authorised by the Board to take decisions on pupil intake consistent with this Policy Document. In line with the Education Welfare Act 2000, these decisions will be communicated to parents in writing as follows:

  • Junior Infant intake for September -within 21 calendar days of closing date for applications;
  • Pupils for other classes in September -within 21calendar days of the closing date for applications
  • Applications during school year -parents will be notified within 21 calendar days of receipt of fully completed Enrolment Application Form.
  • Parents who wish to discuss the decision may contact the school and arrange to meet the Principal within seven calendar days of the date of the decision.

Where a parent wishes to appeal to the Board on any decision made by the Principal, such appeal must be addressed, in writing, to the Chairperson of the Board within seven calendar days of the date of the decision of the Principal or within five calendar days of meeting the Principal. This does not affect the statutory rights of parents to the appeal process as indicated in the Section 29 of the Education Act and detailed in Circular 22/02 of the DES.

Priority Rating for Pupils of suitable age

While compulsory attendance only applies from the age of 6, the school will continue to enrol pupils who have reached their 4th birthday in accordance with the criteria set out below. As the school operates only one commencement date for Junior Infants i.e.

September 1st, children reaching their 4th birthday after this date will not be enrolled until the following September.

Criteria used for Enrolment Priority

Where the number of children seeking enrolment in any standard exceeds the number of places available it will be necessary to adopt certain enrolment criteria.

In such cases, the following criteria will be used to prioritise children for enrolment:

  1. Brothers (including stepsiblings and fostered children, resident at same address) of children already enrolled in St. Patrick’s de la Salle or St. John of God Primary School.
  2. Children of staff members.
  3. Children whose principal private residence is within St. Patrick’s Parish, Kilkenny. If the number of children seeking enrolment in any standard exceeds the number of places, available priority will be given to the oldest. Then, if the number of children seeking enrolment in any standard still exceeds the number of places, available priority will be given to children who live nearest the school.
  4. Children who live outside the parish. If the number of children seeking enrolment in any standard exceeds the number of places, available priority will be given to the oldest. Then, if the number of children seeking enrolment in any standard still exceeds the number of places, available priority will be given to children who live nearest the school.

Where places are allocated based on proximity to school, this will be determined by the shortest distance, on Google maps, by public road between the front entrance of the school and the front entrance of the child’s home.

Where the number of applicants within categories exceeds the number of places available in any class or any standard, children not allocated a place will have their names placed on a temporary waitlist, which will lapse on September 30.

If the school is unable to offer a place to an applicant, parents may request a meeting to discuss the matter with the Principal. This meeting must be requested within seven calendar days of receipt of the decision.

Role of Parents and Guardians

Parents must accept that all students will partake fully in every aspect of the school programme except where children are withdrawn on moral, religious, physical/emotional, or medical grounds. Parents are expected to support the teaching staff and the school administration. Open communication is actively promoted.

Parents are expected to help whenever possible and to support the school’s activities and fund raising efforts.

Parents are encouraged to participate/be involved in all aspects of the life of the school.

 

Responsibilities of Parents and Guardians

Children enrolled in St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS, and their parents, are required to co-operate with and support the school’s Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy, as well as all other policies on curriculum, organisation, & management. Acceptance of a place in the school is considered agreement to comply with the policies and procedures of the school.

Parents are expected to accept, support, and encourage the standards of behaviour, punctuality, dress, cleanliness, tidiness and other expectations of the school.

A Copy of the Code of Behaviour will be made available to all new applicants.

The Board holds parents responsible for ensuring that children co-operate with all policies in an age appropriate way.

In accordance the Education Welfare Act, the Education Act and the NEWB Guidelines, a child may be suspended or expelled for a serious breach of or continuous breaches of the Code of Behaviour. This is detailed in full in the school’s Code of Behaviour Policy and

Anti-Bullying Policy, which is available through our website or from the school office.

These rules and policies may be added to and revised from time to time.

Children with Special Needs

 

Children with special needs enrolling in St. Patrick’s de la Salle BNS will be resourced in accordance with the level of resources provided to the school by the Department of Education and Skills.

The Board of Management may request a copy of the child’s medical and/or psychological report.  The Board may also request an immediate assessment in order to assist the school in establishing the educational needs of the child and to profile the support services required.

It may be necessary for the Board of Management to defer enrolment of a child pending an assessment report and/or provision of resources by the DES to meet the needs specified in the relevant reports.

The school has three special classes for children with autism. Enrolment procedures for the special classes are outlined in the school’s ASD Policy.

Appeals Procedures

 

Parents who are dissatisfied with an enrolment decision may appeal, in writing, to the Board of Management. The appeal must be addressed in writing to the Chairperson of the Board of Management. The appeal must:

  • State the grounds for the appeal.
  • Be lodged within ten days of receiving a letter of refusal.

Parents may also appeal to the DES under Section 29 of the Education Act.  An official form for this purpose is available from the DES.  This appeal must be lodged within 42 days of receipt of refusal to enrol.

This policy was ratified by the Board of Management on June 19 2017.  It will be reviewed in June 2020.

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