Re: New Child Protection Procedures
In accordance with Circular 0081/2017 issued by the Department of Education and Skills, all schools are permitted two half-day school closures in order for staff to upskill in the important area of Child Protection.
The release of the Children First Bill 2017, Child Protection Procedures and Child Safeguarding Statement give new mandated responsibilities to all teachers and it is essential that staff receive adequate training in these areas.
As such, we will close at 11:55am on both Tuesday 8th of May and Wednesday 9th of May to allow for this training to take place. There will be no after-school activities on these days and all students must leave the building at 11:55 am.