A: General Information
The Board of Management of Cadamstown National School herein states that it is setting out its policy in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998, that the Board of Management trusts that by so doing parents will be assisted in relation to enrolment matters and that furthermore, the Chairperson of the Board of Management and the Principal Teacher will be happy to clarify any further matters arising from the policy.
General Information about the school:
Denomination: Roman Catholic under the patronage of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
Teachers: Three class teachers, visiting Special Education Teacher.
Department of Education and Science: The school depends on the grants provided by the Department of Education and Science and school policies must have regard to the resources and funding available.
Curriculum: The school follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the Department of Education and Science.
Principles: The school supports the principles of:
Opening hours: 9.20 a.m. to 3.10 p.m.
Holidays: As determined by the Minister of Education.
B: The Specific Procedures for Enrolment:
Parents wishing to enrol their child/children should apply in writing. They should return a completed ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM (attached) to the school principal during the second or third term.
Decisions in relation to applications for enrolment are made by the Board of Management of the school in accordance with school policy. Equality of access is the key value that determines the enrolment of children to our school. No child is refused admission for reasons of ethnicity, special educational needs, disability, language/accent, gender, traveller status, asylum-seeker/refugee status, religious or political beliefs & values, family or social circumstances.
Pupils may only be enrolled from the age of 4 years and upwards.
In the event that the number of applications for enrolment exceeds the number of places available the BOM will give priority to applicants on the following basis:
Junior infants may only be admitted to the school on 1st September.
Pupils who are newly resident in the area may be enrolled during the school year.
Enrolment of Children with Special Needs.
The Board of Management supports the right of every child to be enrolled in his/her local primary school. We will therefore accept all enrolment applications on behalf of children from the school’s catchment area. In this regard it is open to the Board of Management to request a copy of the child’s medical and/or psychological report or where such a report is not available, to request that the child be assessed immediately. The purpose of the assessment report is to assist the school in establishing the educational and training needs of the child relevant to his/her disability or special needs and to provide the support services required. Following receipt of the report, the Board will assess how the school could meet the needs specified in the report. Where the Board deems that further resources are required, it will, prior to enrolment, request the Department of Education & Science (National Council for Special Education, see Circular 01/05) to provide the resources required to meet the needs of the child as outlined in the psychological or medical report. These resources may include for example, access to or the provision of any or a combination of the following: visiting teacher service, resource teacher for special needs, special needs assistant, specialised equipment or furniture, etc. The school will meet the parents of the child to discuss the child’s needs and the school’s suitability or capability in meeting those needs. If necessary, a full case conference involving all parties should be held, which may include parents, Principal, class teacher, special education teacher for special needs or psychologist as appropriate. It may be necessary for the Board of Management to decide to defer enrolment of a particular child, pending:
The parents of pupils wishing to transfer from neighbouring schools should apply in writing to the Board of Management and state the reason(s) for the transfer request. The Board of Management will then meet as soon as is practically possible and make a decision on the enrolment application.
The Board of Management will take the following factors into account in making its decision:
The Education Welfare Act (2000) contains some specific new provisions in relation to the transfer of pupils including the requirement that information concerning attendance and the child’s educational progress should be communicated between schools.
Children enrolled in our school are required to co-operate with and support the School/Board of Management’s Code of Behaviour and Discipline as well as all other policies on curriculum, organisation and management. The B.O.M. places Parents/Guardians responsible for ensuring that their child(ren) co-operate with these policies in an age-appropriate way.
This policy may be added to and revised from time-to-time by the Board of Management.
Following process of review by the teaching staff and consultation with members of the Parents Association this policy formally adopted by the Board of Management at a meeting on 13th of February, 2018.
Signed: _____________________ DATE: 13/02/2018
. Mr. Martin Ryan, Chairperson
Signed,______________________ DATE: 13/02/2018
Patrick Judge, Principal Teacher and Secretary.
CADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL.
APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION OF NEW PUPILS
Name of Child as on Birth Cert_________________________________________________
Irish Version of Child’s Name (If known) ________________________________________
Home Address and Landline No. (If any) ____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth _________________________
Child will be entering_______________class in ________________(month/year)
Mother’s Name and Mobile No. _____________________________________________________
Father’s Name and Mobile No. _____________________________________________________
Religious Denomination (If any) ____________________________________________________
Date and Place of Baptism (If relevant)_______________________________________________
Arrangements to be made if the child is ill in school (People to be contacted and phone numbers if parents can’t be contacted) ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Name of Family Doctor _______________________________Tel No.______________________
Do you give permission to take your child straight to hospital in case of a serious illness or accident? ___________________
Names of those, other than parents, who may collect your child from school _____________________________________________________________________
(The school should be made aware of any court order which affects the child’s welfare and also the name of any person into whose custody the child should not be given.)
Do you agree with the school’s Internet Acceptable Usage Policy (Which is available on the Website, www.cadamstownschool.ie ) If so please sign the attached “Use of the Internet Permission Form”? _________________
Do you give the school permission to include your child’s photo (usually as part of a group) and name on the school website? (Names will not be attached to photos) ___________
Is it OK for a photographer from a newspaper to take photos of your child (usually as part of a group) and publish these in the newspaper? ___________________
Do you give permission to teachers or games coaches (approved by the BOM) to bring your child to activities in venues away from the school buildings and grounds? __________
Do you accept the school’s Code of Behaviour and School Rules (on the school website www.cadamstownschool.ie)? __________________
Parents should check the school website www.cadamstownschool.ie to read the “Child Safeguarding Statement” and the Risk Assessment
ANY OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
For instance, list any problems your child may have in relation to health (allergies, epilepsy, asthma, sight, hearing, speech, fainting, etc.)
Hobbies/Interests of your child (at this early stage!)_____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________
We will co-operate with the staff and support the ethos of the school.
SIGNED :_________________________________________________________________ Parent(s)
I give permission for my child to leave school premises under the supervision of a teacher to go to:
SIGNED: _________________________________________________________________ Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
School: Cadamstown N.S. (S. N. Baile Mhic Adaim), Moyvalley, Co. Kildare.
The aim of this Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s internet resources in a safe and effective manner. Internet use and access is considered a school resource and privilege. Therefore, if the school AUP is not adhered to, this privilege will be withdrawn and appropriate sanctions – as outlined below – will be imposed.
It is envisaged that the BOM and parent representatives will review the AUP annually.
This version of the AUP was updated by Paddy Judge and ratified by the BOM in February, 2016
The school will employ a number of strategies in order to maximise learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet. These strategies are as follows:
Students will not have access to chat rooms, discussion forums or other electronic communication forums.
Teachers and the school secretary will manage the publication of material on the school website.
The following rules will apply to the school website:
Resources that may be used to implement this programme include:
Cadamstown National School has filtering software. The access to websites from all school computers is monitored and regularly reviewed by the NCTE. Websites are only allowed through following a verification of their suitability.
The school will be aware of the following legislation relating to use of the internet which teachers and parents should familiarise themselves with:
If a pupil deliberately misuses the internet or email, this will result in disciplinary action, including the withdrawal of access privileges. Parents/guardians will receive written notification of misuse by a pupil.
Mr. Martin Ryan DATE
Patrick Judge DATE
Use of the Internet Permission Form
Please review the attached school Internet Acceptable Use Policy, sign and return this permission form to the school.
Name of School: Cadamstown N.S., Moyvalley, Co. Kildare.
Name of Pupil: ______________________
I agree to follow the school’s Acceptable Use Policy on the use of the Internet (available under the ‘Parents’ tab on the School Website, www.cadamstownschool.ie). I will use the Internet in a responsible way and obey all the rules explained to me by the school.
Pupil’s Signature: ________________________ Date: __________
As the parent or legal guardian of the above pupil, I have read the Acceptable Use Policy and grant permission for my son or daughter or the child in my care to access the Internet. I understand that Internet access is intended for educational purposes. I also understand that every reasonable precaution has been taken by the school to provide for online safety but the school cannot be held responsible in the unlikely event that pupils access unsuitable websites.
I accept the above paragraph ⃞ I do not accept the above paragraph ⃞
(Please tick as appropriate)
In relation to the school website, I accept that my child’s photo and schoolwork may be chosen for inclusion on the website. I understand and accept the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy in this regard.
I accept the above paragraph ⃞ I do not accept the above paragraph ⃞
(Please tick as appropriate)