School Policies

Taney Parish Primary School has developed a comprehensive set of policies across all areas relevant to school life in line with recommendations from the Department of Education and Skills. These documents are available for viewing in hard copy in the office or through the links below.

Taney Parish Primary School Reopening Plan – Feb 2021

Administration of Medicines Policy 
Anti-bullying Policy
Assessment Policy
Child Safeguarding Statement

Please follow the link to our Child Safeguarding Statement.  Please also see link to Department of Education & Skill’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

Code of Behaviour

In Taney Parish Primary School we truly believe that all children want to behave well, and will behave well, when given the right supports and guidance, as well as understanding clear expectations of good behaviour. Our Code of Behaviour was reviewed in the academic year 2021-22 and is based on the principles of restorative justice, understanding that your actions will have reactions and affect other people. It is hoped that by addressing poor behaviour and keeping parents/guardians informed at an early stage, we will avoid more serious misbehaviour further down the line. We also wanted to build in a mechanism where teachers can give informal rewards (WOW certificates) to children who are trying really hard or who are making big effort to improve on behaviour.

Data Protection Policy

Please follow the link to our Data Protection Policy.

Ethos

Church of Ireland

Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough

ETHOS OF OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

1. The Church of Ireland school is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected – irrespective of sex, social background, family circumstance, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning. Pupils experience a sense of caring and belonging, they are treated fairly and their spiritual, moral and religious development is encouraged as is their intellectual, social and academic achievement.

2. It is a community where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others, and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected. The justification for these qualities is based on Biblical teaching and interpreted by the Church.

3. The Church of Ireland Primary School is a part of the local church community and has strong links with the Parish. This, for example, is shown by the fact that pupils attend services in the local church and the Rector visits the school on a regular basis.

4. The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences. The admission policy of schools often allows those of other faiths or none to become pupils.

5. Religious education occupies a central position in the school curriculum and is regarded as a core subject; generally speaking all pupils in the school attend classes in Religious Education. The teaching of religious doctrine is restricted to specific times in the school timetable.

6. The Church of Ireland school is one where the traditions and teaching of that Church inform the position taken in regard to moral issues which arise in the teaching of secular subjects.

7. The school nurtures freedom of thought and a personal relationship with God. This is most evident in the teaching of Religious Education, and in the prayer life of the school community.

From: A Supplementary Handbook for Primary Schools under Protestant Management

Party Invitation Distribution

It is school policy that invitations to parties are not to be issued in school, neither in the classroom nor in the yard before or after the school day.

Photography

Our school likes to celebrate the children’s work and achievements. As a result, images of your child and his / her work may appear on our website. If you wish to opt-out of this, please let the school know. Please note that children’s names – either attached to their own image or to images of their work – will not be published.

Promotion of Commercial Products / Bodies

In line with the terms of circulars 23/84, 7/87 and 38/91 from the (former) Department of Education and Science, it is the policy of Taney Parish Primary School not to promote commercial products or organisations. On the rare occasions when the school facilitates outside organisations by distributing leaflets, parents should be aware that we are happy to endorse the activity / event or meeting being proposed in the leaflet.

School Policy for Special Education
Sports Code of Ethics