The policy was approved by the school patron on 28 August 2020. This policy must be read in conjunction with the annual admission notice for the school year concerned.
The Board of Management of Sandymount Park ETSS recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all school policies.
The quality of relationships between teachers and students is a powerful influence on behaviour in a school. In Sandymount Park ETSS we seek to build positive relationships across the school community to provide a safe and happy learning environment where all students can thrive. We expect students to make a positive impact on the school and local community and we consider positive behaviour to be essential to a student’s growth and development as a young person.
This Acceptable Use Policy outlines the guidelines and behaviours that our students are expected to ffollow when using school technologies or when using personally owned devices inside Sandymount Park ETSS campus or at Sandymount Park ETSS organised events.
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 Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School has adopted the following Anti-Bullying Policy within the framework of the school’s overall Code of Behaviour.
The Board of Management must undertake an annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation.
The Dress Code Policy helps the school community to promote the school’s unique ethos, relationships, policies, procedures and practices that encourage good behaviour and optimise learning.
The Board of Management sets out general principles and rules in relation to all trips.
The Schools Books Grant Scheme is available to post primary schools to help with the cost of schoolbooks/e-books. Funding for this scheme comes from the Department of Education and Skills (DES), and the scheme is administered by the school authorities.
This policy relates to sanctions that the school management may adopt when dealing with serious breaches of the Code of Behaviour.
The purpose of this policy is to regulate the use of Closed-Circuit Television and its associated technology in the monitoring of both the internal and external environs of the premises under the remit of Sandymount Park ETSS.
Complaints Procedure for Voluntary Secondary Schools with Boards of Management
This policy was formulated to provide the school community of Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School with guidelines regarding situations of parental separation and custody matters.