Scoil Naomh Fiachra

Supervision Policy

Rationale

Our aim is to provide a safe place for all the children in our care to learn and play. As teachers we accept the duty of care which devolves to us. At Scoil Naomh Fiachra we make every effort to ensure that the children given into our care are adequately supervised.

Roles and Responsibilities

The School Principal is responsible for drawing up and updating the Supervision Rota, which is made known to each person on the rota. In the event of an absence the principal makes alternative arrangements for supervision.

Policy Statement

During Break Time one teacher supervises the playground. On wet days the supervisor patrols the classrooms. The rules for the playground are revised and reviewed regularly and are well known and repeated often to the children. The person on supervision duty at the end of breaks remains with classes until they have all been picked up by their own teacher.

The school will open to receive pupils at 8.45 a.m. No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. The bell rings at 9.00 a.m. Classes will commence each day at 9.00 a.m. Classes will end each day at 1.40 p.m. (infants) and 2.40 p.m. (all other classes).

Teachers ensure an orderly dismissal at this time. Parents who collect their children, or have others collect them on their bealf, should make their own arrangements to have them met at the school gate and the person to escort them should be at the school gate not later than 1.40 p.m. (infants) and 2.40 p.m. (all other classes), as the school cannot accept responsibility for the supervision of children after that time.

Daily Supervision Rota

Supervision Period

Time

Teacher

Mid-morning
11.00 – 11.10
Thomas Maher
Lunch Break
12.30 – 12.45
Mary Maher
Lunch Break
12.45 – 1.00
Sharon O’Connor