This policy outlines the procedures required if enrolling in The Edmund Rice Secondary School. We are a welcoming school that values the views of students and parents. The school is inclusive and welcomes students of all faiths and none. Celebrating diversity and difference in values is important in an Edmund Rice school.
Progress at school requires the best level of attendance and punctuality because both are essential for efficient class work and to optimise educational outcomes. The aim of the School Attendance Policy is to provide an environment that encourages all students to attend regularly and punctually
School trips are part of the educational experience in the school. These activities serve to significantly enhance the academic curriculum as taught in school and enrich the social and personal development of those students participating in them
The school recognises that outside facilitators can play a valuable role in supporting and augmenting school programmes. Staff aim to seek speakers and outside contributors who best complement the subject matter and proposed learning outcomes of school curricula and programmes.
Rationale for the policy As an ERST Catholic school we are committed to the importance of formal religious and moral education. This policy allows us the opportunity to reflect on, explore and articulate what it means to be a Christian Brothers / Edmund Rice school.
SPHE (Social, Political and Health Education) is a programme that provides students with the unique opportunity to develop the skills and competencies to learn about themselves and others and to make informed decisions about their health, personal lives and social development.
RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) 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
School placement is a critical part of initial teacher education and is designed to give the student teacher an opportunity to experience teaching and learning in a real environment. This policy outlines the procedures to be followed to ensure the process works to the benefit of all members of the school community.
The aims of this policy are to ensure that the teacher who is new to our school settles into routines and feels confident and happy with the school’s ethos and procedures as quickly as possible. That they are confident to teach the prescribed schemes of work at the required level to a range of student abilities.
The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers). The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career.