School Admissions Policy
The procedures outlined in the Admissions Policy apply for the enrolment of pupils in St Johns Junior School
The procedures outlined in the Admissions Policy apply for the enrolment of pupils in the ASD (Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder) Unit in St Johns Junior School
Department of Education and Skills Initiatives
St. John's Junior School is constantly seeking to improve the quality of the curriculum taught to our pupils.
Our school is one of the few schools in the country with staff who are qualified to teach the following programmes:
- Literacy Lift Off
- First Steps
- Reading Recovery
- Maths Recovery
These programmes emphasise a team teaching approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy in our classrooms.
Child Protection Policy
In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Túsla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of St. Johns Junior School has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document. The Board of Management completed the review of the child protection policy on 28th March 2019.
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. Johns Junior School has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall Code of Behaviour. The policy fully complies with the requirements of the Anti-Bullying procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.
Code of Behaviour Policy
St. John’s Junior School is committed to the holistic education of all children.
In devising this code, it is the policy of St. John’s Junior School to work with children and parents to develop caring relationships in a safe working environment.
Every effort will be made to adopt a positive approach to discipline, appealing to a child’s better nature and encouraging an acceptable standard of behaviour. The policy is in keeping with the Department of Education and Science circulars, the Education Welfare Act 2000 and other relevant legislation.
School Attendance Policy
Current Policy on School Attendance
The teachers, parents and Board of Management of St. John's Junior School recognise the importance of the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils. It is understood that pupils can be absent occasionally due to illness, however regular absences and repeated absences are of concern to the school as it has an impact on the child’s education.
Healthy Eating Policy
In line with our aim of promoting health within our school, we have developed a healthy eating policy. The aim of our school policy is to encourage children to have lunches which are low in fat, fibre, sugar and salt.
Data Protection Statement
Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhanced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Data Protection Statement describes how we at St. Johns Junior School collect and process personal data, in accordance with the GDPR and the school’s legal obligations generally in relation to the provision of education.
Parents as Partners in Education
This policy was developed by the staff of St. John’s Junior School, the Board of management and the parents association in the school year 2015. Its purpose is to provide information and guidelines to parents and staff on parent/staff meetings and parent/staff communication in St. John’s Junior School. The family and home are central to the social and intellectual development of the child and the nurturing of good, moral values. The school and the family strive to be mutually supportive and respectful of each other so that the child’s education can be effective. All the stakeholders aim to work for the benefit of the child and their learning.