Assembly/Dismissal of Pupils
•to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the school.
•to ensure that all staff members are aware of their collective and individual responsibilities.
•to clarify procedures in regard to this policy.
•to comply with Department of Education and Science circulars and rules for National Schools.
•to fulfil our legal obligations.
Contents of the Policy
Children attend on the premises at 8.30 am.
When the bell is rung (at 8.30 am) the children are escorted to their respective classrooms by the class teacher (and SNA where appropriate).
School begins at 8.30 am and formal learning begins at 8.50 am.
Children are released to the yard at the following times:
10.20 – 10.30 am
12.00 – 12.30 pm
At the beginning of each break, children line up in the classroom and are escorted to the door by the class teacher (and SNA where appropriate).
At the end of each break, children line up in their designated space and are escorted into the classroom by the class teacher (and SNA where appropriate).
Children in Junior and Senior Infants are released at 1.10 pm and are released directly from the classroom by the class teacher. They must be supervised by the class teacher until all the children have been collected.
Children from 1st to 6th Class are released at 2.10 pm and should line up in their classroom and escorted out of the school by the class teacher (and SNA where appropriate).
The school accepts no responsibility for children on the premises before 8.30 am or after 2.10 pm unless they are engaged in an after-school related activity.
Roles and Responsibility for development, implementation and reporting.
Board of Management/Principal
The Board of Management through the principal and teaching staff has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of this policy.
Each class teacher is responsible for his/her own class and should attend promptly at the start of the school day and at the beginning and end of each break to escort them out or return them to the classroom.
The SNA should attend in the line with the child/children in his/her care promptly at the start of the school day and the beginning and end of each break and escort him/her out or return with him/her to the classroom.
Success Criteria (by which policy will be judged)
The success of this policy will be judged by the successful implementation of its stated aims.
This policy to be reviewed bi-annually or as the Board of Management deem necessary.
Ratification and Communication
Presented to the Board of Management school year 2016/2017