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Policies

Copies of all school policies are available on request from the school office.

PASTORAL CARE

Our vision statement and child friendly aims reflect what we are aiming for with our pastoral care arrangements.

We wish to provide a safe, happy and secure environment for the children in which successful learning can take place.

These are taught through Assemblies, Circle time and Personal Development activities to encourage children to develop personal strategies of dealing with issues as they arise.

Specific procedures are also in place to assist the school in its pastoral role:

Parents complete an information form detailing emergency contact numbers, health problems etc. on an annual basis.Fire drill and emergency evacuation procedures are carried out each term.The school cooperates fully with all relevant external agencies e.g. Social Services, the school dentist, doctor, nurse etc.Many aspects of the curriculum provide learning activities to develop health and safety issues including drug awareness with children. We use material from “Hope North West” and avail of their workshops with the Red Room Children.

Policies such as Child Protection, Relationships and Sexuality Education, Health and Safety, Drugs Education, Positive Behaviour, Anti-bullying, Special Education Needs and Inclusion are all in place, reviewed regularly and can be viewed by the parents on request. They are contained in a file in the Entrance Hall and copies can be provided.

We are a health promoting school and we are eco friendly encouraging recycling of everything from card to clothes!! We have a beautiful garden and outdoor areas to help us actively learn!

ANTI-BULLYING

The Anti-Bullying Policy clarifies for pupils, teachers and parents that bullying is completely unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where individuals can develop without fear and feel at ease speaking to any adult in school. If bullying does occur, the procedures to be followed are set out in the Anti-Bullying Policy.

CHILD PROTECTION

The school's child protection policy is updated annually. Any parent can request to see the policy at any time. All members of staff are fully trained. If a parent has any concerns the procedures are very clearly set out in the policy.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

We take great care in ensuring that each child receives special help in the areas where it is needed. Parents are encouraged to work in partnership with the school and any professionals involved in the education of their children. Parents can provide us with information which will help our school understand their childís needs, give help at home, be involved in reviews and support the implementation of the education plans. We have a wealth of resources and reading schemes which we use to assist our teaching and planning. Children who show special ability are identified early in their school life and given additional work suitable to their needs.