Brannoxtown CNS school policies aim to ensure children in our school learn and develop in a happy, safe environment. Our policies are working documents, developed with staff, discussed with parents (and chidren, as appropriate) and ultimatey approved by our Board of Management. Each policy includes the most recent date of publication in brackets after the policy title. Policies are reviewed annually or sooner. All policies and procedures will evolve with our school as it grows. Additional policies will be developed, as needed. Thank you for taking the time to read through school policies for Brannoxtown CNS. We welcome your feedback on email to: email@example.com.
Parents’ feedback is always welcome on our policies and procedures. We’ve created a Policy Feedback Form for parents to share your input, especially while we can’t meet in school, in person. We’re always interested to improve our policies so they are fit-for-purpose for our school community. We’re currently working on the following three policies. Click on the links below to see an overview of what’s planned for each policy:
- Antibullying Policy: Outline
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy: Outline
- Assessment and Reporting Policy: Outline
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback using our Policy Feedback Form.
- BCNS Acceptable Use Policy (09/19) (download)
- BCNS Administration of Medicines Policy (12/20) (download)
- BCNS Attendance and Punctuality Policy (05/20) (download)
- BCNS Child Safeguarding Statement (10/20) (download)
- BCNS Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment (10/20) (download)
- BCNS Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment: Covid-19 (10/20) (download)
- BCNS Communications with Parents Policy (12/19) (download)
- BCNS Critical Incident Policy (05/20) (download)
- BCNS Fire Safety Policy (12/19) (download)
- BCNS First Aid, Accident and Injury Policy (05/20) (download)
- BCNS Healthy Eating Policy (12/19) (download)
- BCNS Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy (06/20) (download)
- BCNS Supervision Policy (02/20) (download)
Covid-19 Response Plan
The documents below, taken together, are the Response Plan for Brannoxtown CNS. All documents were completed for school reopening and are updated as needed to reflect changes to government/HSE policy as well as feedback and input from our stakeholders–children, parents, staff, members of the Board of Management, our patron, KWETB, and relevant others.
Covid-19 Response Plan: Overview
BCNS-COVID-19 Staff Return to Work Form
BCNS-COVID-19 Cleaning Framework
BCNS-COVID-19 Risk Assessment
BCNS-COVID-19 Physical Distancing
BCNS-COVID-19 Management Checklist
School self-evaluation (SSE) is a collaborative, inclusive, reflective process of internal school review. The Framework for SSE (below) sets out a six-step, iterative process of self-evaluation in schools.
To engage with the SSE process, the staff at Brannoxtown CNS began by asking the following questions:
How well are we doing? How do we know? How can we find out more? What are our strengths and areas for improvement? How can we improve?
We identified the Writing Workshop as the focus of our SSE for the 2020/2021 school year. Below, you can read our School Improvement Plan for the 2020/2021 school year.
BCNS School Improvement Plan (SIP) (06/20)