BOM Meeting Tuesday 18th of October 2016
Ballycanew National School
Homework Policy Review
A new homework policy is
currently being drafted. Once this is
ratified by the Board of Management it will be available to view on our school
2. Critical Incident Policy
The school’s Critical Incident Policy was reviewed
and roles within this policy were updated as follows –
§ Team Leader: Principal
§ Staff Liaison: Mary Crean
and Lisa Ferguson
§ Student Liaison: Claire O’
Donnell, Laura Farrell and Karen Purcell
§ Parent Liaison: Fr Orr
§ Community Liaison: Ann
§ Media Liaison: Fr Orr
§ Administrator: Ann Tighe
This policy is mandatory
in school and provides detailed procedures to follow in the event of a critical
incident affecting our school community.
3. Middletown Autism Courses
The school will be hosting a series of courses
provided by Middletown Autism Centre.
Beginning the week of the 7th of November, courses will run
for five consecutive Mondays for professionals and six consecutive Tuesdays for
A number of diagnostic
assessments have been researched and purchased in order to better identify the
learning needs of our pupils.
Recent staff appointments filled are as follows –
§ Permanent SNA post: Ciara
§ Job-share SNA post:
§ Maternity Cover teaching
position: Theresa Shanahan
We are in the process of applying for a
bicycle shelter for our school through An Taisce. .
New Drama Schedule
The following is the Drama
schedule for mainstream classes this year.
This will provide the opportunity for all children to perform a class
play/drama to an audience. Parents will
be notified of exact dates of the performance nearer the time.
§ Junior Infants: December
§ Senior Infants: June
The Nativity – Christmas