Supervision

 Supervision Policy
 
The Board of Management accepts no responsibility for children before 8.50 a.m.
As teachers we accept the duty of care which devolves to us. In St.Brigid’s Primary School we make every effort to ensure that the children in our care are adequately supervised. The Deputy Principal is responsible for drawing up and updating the Supervision Rota, which is on display in the Staff Room.
 
During Break Times two teachers and allocated SNAs supervise the playground during junior playtime; two teachers  and allocated SNAs supervise during senior playtime. In addition, classroom assistants/interns are on supervision duty every day. The rules for playground behaviour are revised and reviewed regularly and are well known and repeated often to the children. The playground rules are on display in the playground. The teachers on supervision duty remain with the children until they have all been collected by their own teacher.
 
During ‘Wet play’ children remain in their classrooms and are supervised by two teachers and allocated SNAs downstairs. Upstairs, the children are supervised by a teacher and allocated SNAs. The children in Rooms 17-20 are supervised by a teachers, allocated SNAs and classroom assistants/interns. The children in Rooms 21-23 are supervised by one teacher, one SNA and one classroom assistant.
Children are required to remain seated during ‘Wet play’ time.
 
Access to the toilets in the main building is by permission of the class teacher during the school day.
Access to the toilets during break times is by permission of the supervising teachers; young children are accompanied to and from the toilet.
 
In the event of a planned absence the teacher arranges with another teacher to swap supervision duties.  In the event of unplanned absences, the Deputy Principal organises for another teacher to provide supervision.
At 1.30pm, the children in Junior and Senior Infants are delivered to their parents/child minders by their teachers.
Children who attend After-School care are signed out by a supervising teacher.
Children who attend on-site After School care (1.30pm-2.30pm) are collected from their classrooms.
At 2.30pm, the children disperse in an orderly manner and leave through their allocated exit. Children in 1st and 2nd Classes are delivered to their parents/child minders by their teachers.
 
Children are supervised descending the stairs and a teacher remains on duty at the front door to ensure an orderly dismissal.
Only children who are validly enrolled in an after-school class may remain in the school after 2.30pm.