SUPERVISION PROCEDURES & ARRIVAL
IN/DEPARTURE FROM GLASHEEN BOYS’ N.S.
While school starts at 8.50 a.m., supervision is provided by staff
members from 8.30 a.m., Monday to Friday. Parents are reminded on a regular basis, through newsletters/notice boards /other informal contacts, that supervision does not begin until 8.30 a.m. School
finishes at 1.30 p.m. for infants and 2.30 p.m. for all other pupils.
The above details are displayed on our school information circulars throughout the school, as well as our website.
PROCEDURES/POINTS TO NOTE
1. Junior & Senior Infant Pupils assemble on the chessboard in
the yard and are collected by their teacher. On wet mornings
they assemble in the corridor. They are supervised by a teacher
and an S.N.A.
stth2. 1. – 6. Class Pupils assemble in the school yard from 8.30
a.m. and are supervised by a member of staff.
In the event of wet weather, these pupils are brought inside to
the Halla and supervised there.
3. From 11.00a.m. – 11.10a.m., pupils break for lunch.
(a) Pupils from Junior & Senior Infants play in the infant
playground, under supervision, weather permitting. In the
event of wet weather, pupils are supervised in their
classrooms. st(b) Pupils from1. – 6th Classes play in the main playground,
under supervision, weather permitting. Otherwise, they
are supervised in their classrooms.
4. At 1.30 p.m., Junior & Senior Infant pupils finish classes.
They are escorted by their teacher to the back door of the
Junior Building. Here, parents/guardians are asked to collect
their son from the relevant class teacher, at the gate leading to
the infant playground.
For safety reasons, also, parents are asked to ensure that young
children do not run ahead, unaccompanied on to School Avenue.
In the event of an infant pupil not being collected/being
collected late, the pupil is brought back inside and supervised
by a member of staff. If there appears to be a long delay,
parents are alerted by telephone.
Meanwhile, if a parent/guardian is delayed and will not be
on time to collect their son, she/he is asked to contact the
school immediately, so that staff can reassure the child.
5. From 12.30 p.m.–1.00 p.m.,all pupils break for lunch, with
15 minutes to eat lunch and 15 minutes in the playground (weather permitting). Groups alternate, as half of the classes will be in the school playground at any one time, while the remaining children from other classes will be supervised indoors. On wet days children are supervised in their classrooms.
stth6. At 2.30 p.m., pupils from 1. – 6. Classes finish school. They
are dismissed from their classrooms and parents/guardians/older siblings may collect younger children from their classrooms or the playground.
3 senior staff members supervise, as the pupils exit their classrooms at 2.30 p.m.. Particular attention is given to safety on the stairs and safety as the pupils leave the school grounds at the stepped entrance.
stIn the early weeks of 1. Class, teachers may accompany
pupils to the door to meet their parents as they did in infant classes. Most children, if not collected at the door of the school meet their parents/guardians/older siblings at a prearranged
Several pupils walk to/from school unaccompanied or with friends. Parents and children are reminded regularly that pupils may only cross Glasheen Road at the pedestrian crossing with the traffic warden, when she/he is on duty.
In the event of a child discovering that a
parent/guardian/older sibling has not arrived to collect,
as arranged, the child can return to the classroom or the office, where a member of staff will endeavour to make contact with home. The onus, at all times, however, is on the
parent/guardian to ensure that she/he will notify the school immediately, in the event of any delay.
7. The complete supervision rota for morning, mid-morning and lunch-time supervision is updated at the start of each school year (September).
Details of the supervision rota are posted in the principal’s office, the secretary’s office and the staffroom.
8. Signing Out Procedure - For safety and security reasons,
any child who leaves the school before 2.30 p.m. must be collected and signed out by a parent. (This procedure applies
before 1.30 p.m. in the case of infant pupils).
It is the responsibility of the parent to go to the secretary’s
office to sign the “Signing Out File”, giving the reason for
the early collection. This procedure has been communicated to
parents and pupils in various newsletters and at the start of the
school year. If the child returns to the school during the school
day he must be signed in again before returning to class.
9. The majority of pupils travel to/from school on foot/by car. A
few pupils travel by bus, while a handful of senior pupils travel
by bicycle. Road safety is emphasised to all school pupils
throughout the school year.
Any pupil wishing to cycle to/from school must have written
permission from his parents. Parents must also speak to
the principal, in advance, regarding all safety procedures
in/departing from school and travelling to/from school.
Teachers, parents and pupils must note that once the pupil
arrives on the school grounds, he is not allowed to cycle and
must walk his bicycle to/from the school gate.
10. Pupils who wish to play football in the school playground are
permitted to do so on some days, only under supervision, from
12.30 – 12.45 p.m. or 12.45 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. The onus is on
the pupils to provide the footballs which must be (a) small
(b) soft (c) have the name of the owner clearly printed on
the football. For safety reasons, unsuitable footballs will have to
be confiscated by the teacher on supervision duty.
These procedures were last reviewed in October 2013 and ratified by ththe Board of Management on 16. October 2013. They are in place
for the benefit of all members of the school community of Glasheen Boys’ National School.
Signed: Mícheál Ó Buacháin
(Chairperson Board of Management)
Date: November 2013