Every primary school is required to hold and follow various school policies and procedures. According to statutory guidance, in some instances certain school policies must be in place, whereas others are optional and at the discretion of the Board of Management.
Primary school policies and procedures are designed to provide the Board of Management, parents, staff and inspectors with an instant picture of the principles of the school. They allow standards to be raised and values to be communicated clearly.
The policies a school should have will cover pupil welfare and safeguarding, teaching and learning practices and staff matters. A school policy has the objective of supporting staff in managing certain situations which include health and welfare issues, behaviour and discrimination, amongst many others. It will form an important framework for the school that will ensure consistency in applying values and principles throughout the establishment.
St. Bernadette’s Senior 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.
School policies cover every aspect of activities in school. We have numerous policies to cover all aspects of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.