School Policies

Scoil Chliodhna school policies are created in conjuction with staff members and are tailored to suit the needs of our growing school. Our policies are working documents which will change with the changing needs of our school. We will post further policies as the school continues to grow and develop. Please feel free to read our policies by choosing a link below:

Admissions notice SCCNS 2021

The following Annual Admission Notice has been prepared by the board of Scoil Chlíodhna CNS in respect of the admission of students to the school for the school year 2022/2023. This notice was published on 18th October 2021.

 Annual review of safeguarding statement 2020

The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting on 14th May 2020.

Anti Bullying Policy Review 2021

The CNS school community believes that each pupil has a right to an education free from fear and intimidation…

 Acceptable Use Policy 2020
The aim of this Acceptable Use Policy is to ensure that pupils, and all other users, will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s internet resources in a safe and effective manner.

Child Protection Policy
The Board of Management/ Single Manager recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, practices and activities. Accordingly, in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Education and Skills’ Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools, the Board of Management/Single Manager of CNS has agreed the above child protection policy.

Child safeguarding statement 2021.docx

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 Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of Scoil Chlíodhna CNS has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in the above document.

Class Mixing Policy
This policy is the result of whole school collaboration with the Board of Management to ensure that our class mixing is completed at regular intervals and always in the best interests of the children.

Code of Behaviour
Our School aims to provide a happy, secure, friendly, learning environment, where children, parents, teachers, special needs assistants, ancillary staff 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

Covid Response Plan August 2021
The school has a responsibility to make an effort to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all members of our school community – children, parents and staff. The following plan has been formulated to better ensure that the school can exercise that duty of care

COVID 19 Policy Statement
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan.

Scoil Chlíodhna Community National School (CNS) aims to protect the well being of its students and staff by providing a safe and nurturing environment at all times. The School Manager and Principal have drawn up a critical incident management plan as one element of the school’s policy and plan.

Enrolment Policy 2020/2021
This policy is set out in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998. The Board of Management trusts that by so doing, parents/guardians will be assisted in relation to enrolment matters.

Equality Policy
The purpose of this policy is to inform current and future parents and staff members about the efforts made in Scoil Chlíodhna CNS to achieve equality for all members of the school community and to reduce incidents of discrimination.

Healthy Eating Policy
This updated policy outlines how the school supports healthy eating practices through the promotion of healthy lunches and healthy snacks.

ICT Policy 2020
This policy was produced as part of the school plan for Information Technology. It is a statement of the aims and objectives, principles and strategies for ICT in Scoil Chlíodhna CNS.

 Job Sharing Policy 2021

This policy was drawn up in consultation with staff and BOM and in accordance with Circular P0075/2015 and 0054/2019.  Job sharing involves two teachers who voluntarily agree to share one full-time teaching position for a period of the school year.

  Risk assessment 2020

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 Scoil Chlíodhna Community National School.

RSE Policy 2021.docx

This policy, in accordance with the provisions of the Child Care Act (1991), Education Act (1998), Education (Welfare) Act (2000) and the revised ‘Primary School Curriculum Guidelines’ (1999), details the aims and the content of the agreed programme for the provision and the delivery of ‘Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) in Scoil Chlíodhna CNS.

 Safety Statement
The Manager / Board of Management of Scoil Chlíodhna Community National School (CNS) brings to the attention of its staff the following arrangements for safeguarding the safety, health and welfare of those employed and working in the school and the pupils attending Scoil Chlíodhna CNS.

Separation and Custody 2021.pdf

This policy was formulated to provide the school community of Scoil Chlíodhna CNS with guidelines regarding situations of parental separation and custody matters.

School Complaints Procedure 
The INTO and Primary School Management reached agreement in 1993 on a procedure for dealing with complaints by parents against teachers. The purpose of this procedure is to facilitate the resolution of difficulties where they may arise in an agreed and fair manner.












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