School Policies

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: 

Parents’ Feedback

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. 

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback using our Policy Feedback Form.

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 

BCNS-COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 HSE Advice for Parents
Is a sneeze/runny nose ok?

School Self-Evaluation

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)