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Code of Discipline

Here you will find information on our school's code of discipline.

Aims

  1. The purpose of the Code of Discipline is the creation of a positive learning environment in which pupils can participate fully in school activity.
  2. To promote positive behaviour and self- discipline.
  3. To ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the school community.
  4. To assist parents and pupils in understanding the systems and procedures that form part of the Code of Behaviour.

The Duty of Parents

  1. Parents and guardians are expected to familiarize themselves with the schools policy document in relation to discipline.
  2. Parents and guardians should co-operate with the school with regard to the implementation of its policy on discipline.
  3. Parents and guardians should communicate regularly with the school about factors likely to affect the behaviour of their children in school.

Guidelines

  1. Each child is expected to be well behaved and to show respect for other children and adults.
  2. Each child is expected to show respect for the property of the school, other children’s and their own belongings.

 

  1. Each child is expected to attend school on a regular basis and to be punctual.
  2. Each child is expected to do his/her best both in school and for homework.

 

The following strategies may be used to show disapproval of unacceptable behaviour:

  • Talking to the pupil about the behaviour and advising them on how to improve.
  • Temporary separation from peers, friends or others.
  • Loss of privileges.
  • Detention during a break.
  • Prescribing additional work.
  • Communication with parents.
  • Referral to Principal Teacher.

 

These strategies will be used at the teacher’s discretion.

School Rules

Pupils should be friendly and courteous to teachers, pupils and visitors.

 

1. School Opening Time

The school building opens at 9.05am and formal class 9.15am. Pupils are expected to be on time.

 

2. Absences

Pupils are required to attend school regularly and for any absences, children should as a matter of courtesy bring a note of explanation with them on their return.

 

3. Leaving School Early

Parents are required to inform the school if their child is leaving early for any reason.

 

4. School Uniform

Pupils are requested to wear the school uniform daily and be dressed appropriately for PE (i.e. the school tracksuit)

 

5.  School Property

It is forbidden to deface school property by writing on walls or school furniture. Respect for the property of other pupils should always be shown.

 

6. Chewing Gum

No chewing gum allowed on the school premises or grounds at any time.

 

7. Phone Calls

Pupils may not make or receive phone calls without the permission of the Principal. Mobile phones are not allowed in school and any breaches will be dealt with in line with the Code of Behaviour.

 

8. Substance Abuse

Tobacco, drink and all illegal drugs are banned from the school.

 

9. Instructions

Pupils must follow all reasonable instruction given by any teacher, permanent, part- time, substitute or temporary in school.

 

10. Homework

Pupils are expected to comply with the school Homework Policy.

 

11. Lunches

Pupils are required to comply with the school Healthy Eating Policy.

 

12. Bullying

Bullying will not be tolerated in the school. (See Anti Bullying Policy)

 

13. Break Time

  • All children must go to the playground during break unless told to stay in due to bad weather.

 

  • Children are not allowed to run or play in the school corridor.

 

14. Litter

Children should keep the school and grounds litter free.

 

15. Class Rules

At the beginning of each year, the class teacher will draft a list of class rules with the children. These will reflect and support the school rules. They should where possible emphasise positive behaviour.

 

At the beginning of each academic year a copy of the Code of Discipline and the Anti-Bullying Policy will be available to view on the school website or in hard copy (upon request). Parents will be required to sign a form acknowledging acceptance of the Code of Discipline and Anti Bullying Policy upon enrolment.

Anti-Bullying

There is a school Anti Bullying Policy in place. The Code of Discipline and Anti Bullying will be subject to evaluation and review.

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Classroom Behaviour

The constitutional rights of all children to an education need to be protected from disruptive behaviour. It is widely acknowledged that the greatest obstacle to effective teaching is the continually disruptive child. Consequently, children who offend regularly in one or more of the following ways will have sanctions imposed against them: talking in class, not listening to directions, explanations etc. failing to comply with requests, interrupting others and not giving them a chance to answer, shouting out requests instead of raising hand for attention, eating food, sweets, getting out of place and moving around the classroom without permission, making unreasonable noise with furniture. The following guidelines on classroom behaviour will be given to all pupils:

  1. Pupils are asked to raise their hands when they wish to speak to the teacher.
  2. Pupils are encouraged to listen while teachers and fellow pupils are speaking. Interruptions are discouraged.
  3. Pupils are expected to remain in their seats and to follow the instructions of the class teacher.
  4. Pupils are asked to move in and out of the classroom in an orderly manner.

Behaviour in the School Playground

In the interest of safety the following rules will apply in the playground

  1. Reasonable care is expected to be taken when running.
  2. No one is allowed to leave the school grounds without permission e.g. to get footballs from the roads or fields.
  3. Pupils are not allowed to enter the school building during break time except to use the toilet.
  4. Bullying, aggressive, threatening or violent behaviour is forbidden.
  5. The use of bad language is forbidden.
  6. Pupils may not use offensive weapons or any object or implement that may inflict injury on any other pupil or member of staff e.g. sticks and stones.
  7. During all breaks the yard is supervised by a teacher and any accidents/incidents should be reported to this teacher.
  8. Pupils are required to line up in an orderly manner when it is time to enter the school building.

Promotion and Implementation

Where possible behaviour is promoted through a system of rewards and positive reinforcement. Good behaviour is rewarded through systems of tokens and stickers and Class Dojo points. These tokens/stickers/points enable the children to earn concrete rewards for their behaviour, application, attitude and concentration e.g. homework pass, computer pass etc. This enables pupils, parents and teachers to see that there are tangible benefits from behaving in a positive manner.

 

In order to create a positive atmosphere the school needs to establish a healthy balance between punishments and rewards. It is hoped that the children will realize that there are real benefits from positive behaviour for themselves and others but that negative behaviour will:

 

  • Prevent them from participating fully in the reward system in operation in the school.
  • Disrupt the other children and prevent them from learning.
  • Interfere with their own learning.

Anti-Bullying

There is a school Anti Bullying Policy in place. The Code of Discipline and Anti Bullying will be subject to evaluation and review.

General Information

Find out more information on the general running of our school here.

School Personnel

See our helpful and dedicated staff.

Book List

Checkout the booklist for our current school year.

School Uniform

Look at our school uniform here.

Homework &
Assessment

See our school policies on Homework and Assessments.

Contact Us

If you have any issues or queries get in touch.

School Policies

Look at all our schools policies here.

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