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    Administration of Medication Policy

    This policy outlines the procedures to be followed by, and the responsibilities of all stakeholders in relation the administration of medication in the school.

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    March 2018
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    Admissions Policy

    This document sets out the Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan enrolment policy in compliance with the relevant sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018.

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    September 2021
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    Anti Bullying policy Oct 2021

    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 Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall code of behaviour.

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    Attendance Strategy

    A statement of the strategies and measures the school proposes to adopt for the purposes of fostering an appreciation of learning among students attending the school and encouraging regular attendance at school on the part of such students.

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    Covid Risk Assessment August 2021

    Risk Assessment for Covid 19 in Loreto Balbriggan

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    Addendum to Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

    Action Plan for Online Safety This addendum is intended to supplement Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children [DCYA, 2017] which are the national guidelines to assist professionals, organisations and individuals to recognise and report child abuse and neglect.

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    Children First Act 2015

    The Act places a number of statutory obligations on specific groups of professionals and on particular organisations providing services to children.

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    Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

    These guidelines are intended to assist with the identification, notification, investigation, and management of child abuse cases.

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    Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 

    The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 have been developed in accordance with the new statutory obligations under the Children First Act, 2015.

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    January 2017
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    Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment 14 Sept 2021

    In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Addendum to Children First (2019), the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.

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    Covid Risk Assessment August 2021

    Risk Assessment for Covid 19 in Loreto Balbriggan

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    Closed Circuit Television Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to regulate the use of Closed Circuit Television and its associated technology in the monitoring of both the internal and external environs of the premises under the remit of Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan.

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    October 2021
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    Code of Behaviour

    Code of Behaviour designed to provide a safe and secure environment that facilitates teaching and learning within the school.

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    November 2021
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    COVID 19 Policy Statement

    Policy Statement for Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

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    September 2021
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    Health and Safety; Control of COVID 19 Policy for students

    This policy is influenced by the need to minimise the risk of introduction of COVID-19 into the school community and to prevent its spread.

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    Covid-19 Response Plan Loreto Balbriggan

    Loreto Balbriggan Covid 19 Response Plan

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    Data Protection Policy

    The purpose of this Data Protection Policy is to support the school in meeting its responsibilities with regard to the processing of personal data.

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    December 2019
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    Health, Safety & Welfare Policy

    In accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, it is the policy of the Board of Management to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at Loreto Balbriggan.

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    November 2018
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    Healthy Eating Policy

    This policy aims to encourage the school community to develop a positive attitude towards healthy eating and an appreciation of the contribution that healthy food makes to our physical and mental health.

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    October 2021
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    Home Learning (Homework) Policy

    The purpose of home learning is to help the student to revisit and reflect on work that has taken place in the classroom to encourage further reflection. This policyoutlines the rationale behind and the approach taken to homework in Loreto Balbriggan.

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    March 2020
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    Intimate Care Policy

    This policy aims to ensure that students who require assistance with intimate care receive appropriate support at school and to safeguard both students and staff.

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    December 2021
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    LGBT Document for Loreto Schools

    Resources and guidance on LGBT issues and young people

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    October 2020
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    Non Participation in Religious Education

    Guidelines for students who do not particpate in the school's Religious Education Programme

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    June 2020
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    RSE Policy

    RSE is a lifelong process of acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills which enable us to develop attitudes, beliefs and values about sexual identity relationships and intimacy.

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    August 2021
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    Safety Statement

    This document sets out the Health and Safety Policy of Loreto Secondary School and specifies the means provided to achieve this policy

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    September 2020
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    School Tour Policy

    Guidelines for planning and travelling on overnight school trips.

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    March 2018
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    Special Educational Needs Policy

    This policy document aims to outline the school’s provision of additional educational support for students with SEN.

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    October 2021
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    Special Needs Assistant Policy

    This policy sets out the provision, roles and responsibilities of our Special Need Assistants.

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    October 2021
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    SPHE Plan 2018-2019

    The SPHE Programme from 1st to 3rd year, in conjunction with the broader whole school approach to SPHE is committed to the fulfilment of the aim of education through the teaching and learning of SPHE.

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    Suspension & Exclusion Policy June 2018

    This policy relates to sanctions that the school management may adopt when dealing with serious breaches of the Code of Behaviour.

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    Use of school facilities policy

    Regulations governing the use of school facilities by community organisations and other bodies.

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    March 2018
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    Wellbeing Policy

    This policy has been developed to ensure that Loreto Balbriggan adequately responds to the changing and diverse needs of each of the pupils.

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    October 2020