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Child Protection

Annual review


Template 1Risk Assessment

Template 2Checklist for Review

Template 3Notice of Board Review

Template 4Principal’s Report on Child Protection

Other templates & resources are available here.

N.B. The Annual Review must be undertaken at the first board meeting in the school year (in person) and the date of the review must be published, even if there has been no change to the document itself. It is essential that a notice of the review has been forwarded to the parents of the school, to An Foras Pátrúnachta and posted clearly in the school. Make sure to have the school’s Designated Liason Persons published near the school’s main door.

Code of Behaviour

Annual review

Template – Code of Behaviour (TBC*)

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Annual review

Template – Anti-Bullying Policy (TBC*)

Schools are advised to use the facilities available at:

Expertise together with training and advice is available from the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre at:

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Critical Incidents

Annual review

Template – Critical Incidents (TBC*)

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Mediation & Grievance Procedures

Annual review



The following documents are about how to make a complaint.

Our Handbook

The Teaching Council’s Handbook

Circular 0060/2009


School Staff


Procedures in relation to teachers are available below


Procedures in relation to principals are available below

Special Needs Assistants

Grievance and Disciplinary procedures for SNA’s are available below (Circular 72/2011)

Other Staff

There are no disciplinary procedures for other members of staff available from the Department of Education. Contracts provided by An Foras set out comprehensive procedures and Boards of Management follow them.

Common Policies

  1. Bulaíocht san áit oibre – treoirlínte an HSA (TBC)
  2. Meas agus dínit san áit oibre (TBC)
  3. Social media
  4. Supporting trans students; Best practice and guidelines (primary level) // Foclóir Aiteach
  5. Dáileadh leighis (TBC*)
  6. Polasaí Úsáide Inghlactha (idirlíon) (TBC*)
  7. Úsáid Substaintí (TBC*)
  8. Straitéis um Thineamh Scoile (TBC*)
  9. Oideachas Speisialta (TBC*)
  10. Cleachtais maidir le measúnú (TBC*)
  11. Oideachas Caidrimh & Gnéasachta (TBC*)
  12. Deasghnátha do Thuismitheoirí & do Chuairteoirí Scoile (TBC*)
  13. Córas gearáin do Thuismitheoirí (TBC*)
  14. Maoirseacht sa chlós (TBC*)
  15. Saoire ón obair – sos gairme, postroinnt & eile // Circular 54/2019 (staff) (TBC*)
  16. Dáileadh ranganna (foireann) (TBC*)
  17. Socruithe d’Ionadaithe sa scoil (foireann) (TBC*)
  18. Bulaíocht ar an bhfoireann (foireann) (TBC*)
  19. Asláithreachtaí (foireann) (TBC*)
  20. Ranganna ilghrádacha (TBC*)
  21. Dúnadh Eisceachtúil (TBC*)
  22. Nósanna imeachta maidir le slándáil airgid (TBC*)
  23. Obair bhaile (TBC*)
  24. Guthán pearsanta & gléasanna pearsanta (TBC*)
  25. Cianfhoghlaim & Ciantheagasc (TBC*)
  26. Úsáid inghlactha do ghléasanna scoile sa bhaile (TBC*)
  27. Ríomhfhoghlaim (TBC*)

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