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    Acceptable Usage Policy

    The aim of this Acceptable Use Policy is to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s Digital Learning resources in a safe and effective manner.

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    September 2020
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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 2020
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    Attendance Strategy 2020

    This strategy outlines procedures and practice promoted in the school to ensure good attendance.

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    Anti Bullying Policy

    The school aims to create a safe, inclusive and caring environment for all our students as outlined in our school mission statement. This policy is central to those aims.

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    May 2020
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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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    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 & Risk Assessment

    In accordance with section 11 of the Children First Act 2015 and with the requirement of Chapter 8 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the following is the Written Risk Assessment of Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan.

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    October 2020
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    Child Safeguarding Statement

    This document sets out the Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan Child Safeguarding Statement..

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    February 2020
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    Child Safeguarding Statement Notification to PTA

    Notification that the School's Child Safeguarding Statement was completed in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement”.

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    March 2019
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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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    January 2017
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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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    September 2020
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    Covid-19 Policy Statement

    Policy Statement for Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

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    COVID-19 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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    Critical Incident Policy

    This policy outlines the procedures we would aim to follow in the event of a critical incident occurring in the school

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    June 2020
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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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    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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    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 Participants in Religious Education

    School Procedures in the event that a student chooses to withdraw from Religious Education class

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    October 2020
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    RSE Policy

    The RSE plan outlines how we provide students with information and skills to critically evaluate the wide range of information, opinions, values and attitudes offered today, and so make positive, responsible choices about themselves and the way they live their lives.

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    November 2019
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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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    April 2018
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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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    November 2018
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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