School Policies

Anti-Bullying Policy

In accordance with the requirements of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the code of behaviour guidelines issued by the NEWB, the Board of Management of St. Mary's Primary School has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall code of behaviour. This policy fully complies with the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.


Disciplinary Grievance Procedures Policy

Only those complaints about teachers which are written and signed by parents/guardians of pupils may be investigated formally by the Board of Management. Unwritten complaints, may be processed informally as set out in Stage 1 of this procedure.


Data Protection Policy

Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhancedby the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This Data Protection Statement describes how we atSt. Mary’s Primary Schoolcollect and process personal data, in accordance with the GDPR and the school’s legal obligations generally in relation to the provision of education. Processing is the legal term used to describe various acts including - the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, use of, retrieval, disclosure or transmission of information.


Code of Behaviour

Saint Mary’s Primary School Code of Behaviour is the result of the ongoing consultation and collaboration between the Principal, staff, parents, and Board of Management. It was reviewed and reformulated in January 2010 in the light of “Developing a Code of Behaviour – Guidelines for Schools”, issued by the National Educational Welfare Board (TUSLA). The revised code was drawn up in consultation with the Board of Management and the Parents and in discussion with the Pupils. This will ensure a whole school approach to behaviour in our school.


Enrolment Policy

St. Mary’s Primary School, St. Mary’s Street, Edenderry, Co Offaly, is a catholic school under the patronage of Most Rev. Denis Nulty Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. Tel. No 046-9731424.


Playground Supervision Policy

We all have a duty of care to the pupils and to each other. Pupils are not to be left unattended in the yard at any time.


Relationship and Sexuality Policy

Our school caters for boys and girls from Junior Infants to first class, and for girls only from classes second to sixth. Our total enrolment for September 2017 is 396. We are a catholic school.


Student Work Experience Policy

This policy was formulated as a direct result of the increasing number of requests from colleagues of Education and Secondary Schools to provide places in mainstream class and the Special Classes to:

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