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Admissions for 2021-2022 School Year

All Admission Policies have been approved by the Patron and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who worked so hard over the past few months to ensure that this task has been completed:

Next Steps for Boards of Management

  1. Ratify the Admission Policy and ensure that it is signed by Chairperson & Secretary of the Board
  2. Publish the Admission Policy on school website & make sure all documentation relating to previous admission/enrolment is taken down from the website. Posters outside of school building should only be displayed once the admission process has commenced. It might be useful to indicate on the website the date on which the school will begin to accept applications for admission (not before January 14; 2021)
  3. Send a copy of the signed policy to maeve.mahon@kandle.ie
  4. Prepare new Application for Admission Form for Junior Infants using the template below
  5. Prepare New Application for Admission Form for all other classes using the template below
  6. Prepare Admission Notice using the Admission Notice Template Please note that  14 January 2021 is the earliest date for beginning the admission’s process for the coming school year.
  7. Decide when to publish the Admission Notice and Applications for Admission Forms to the school website.  (Please Note that the Admission Notice must be published at least 1 week before the date on when you begin to accept applications)
  8. Prepare response letters using the templates for Offer or No Offer
Template - Admissions Notice
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Template - Application for Admission Form Junior Infants
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Template - Application for Admission Other than Junior Infants
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Template - Letter of No Offer, Junior Infants
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Template - Letter of No Offer, other than Junior Infants
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Template - Letter of Offer, Junior Infants
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Template - Letter of Offer, other than Junior Infants
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Boards of Management

Change of Chairperson of a Board of Management

The appointment of a new Chairperson of a Board of Management is only made after consultation with the Patron. The Patron is then responsible for informing the DES of the change. It is very important that this form is completed and returned as soon as the Patron has agreed to the appointment of a new Chairperson.

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Change of Board of Management Member Form
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Capital Project Form
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Credit Card - Guidelines for Online Purchases

This form must be consulted where a school board of management requires a credit card for its online purchases.

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Application for School Credit Card

Patron Approval using this form must be obtained before an application for a Credit Card is made.

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School Appointments

CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to conducting interviews using Video-Conferencing Technology

For remote interviews

CPSMA Template Letter of invitation to Online Interview

For remote interviews

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Interview Board Member’s Checklist for Remote Interview

For remote interviews

Candidate’s Checklist for Remote Interview

For remote interviews

CPSMA Guidance Note on holding face to face interviews during the Covid-19 Pandemic

For face to face interviews

CPSMA Template Letter of invitation to Face to Face interview (Teacher) during Covid-19 Pandemic

For face to face interviews

Teimpléad de Litir d’Agallaimh Aghaidh ar Aghaidh – Leagan Gaeilge

Táimid an bhuíoch d’Aingeal Uí Dálaigh a rinne aistriucháin ar an litir seo dúinn

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Covid-19 Interview Participation form

For face to face interviews

Important Information

Please use the forms below when requesting Patron Approval for the Selection Panel and for the approval of all teacher appointments of 24 weeks or more.

It is important to use one form for each named teacher whose appointment approval is being sought. This is to facilitate the placing of these forms in each teacher employment record file.

Please note that all teachers appointed to teach in our schools must hold a recognised qualification to teach Religious Education. If a teacher on the Permanent Panel does not hold such a qualification please contact Maeve - maeve.mahon@kandle.ie

Procedures for the Recruitment and Appointment of Teachers
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Recognised Qualification to Teach Religious Education
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Patron Approval Teacher Appointment 2020
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Interview Board Approval Form 2020
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Teacher Recruitment Procedures to be Followed 2020
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Recognised Qualification to teach Religious Education
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Recognition of Religious Education Qualifications
Important Information

If you are forming a Selection Panel for the appointment of a Principal please contact Maeve Mahon at maeve.mahon@kandle.ie or 087-2373336

Application for Patron Approval Interview Board Principals Appointment
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Application for Patron Approval Principal Appointment
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Patron Approval SNA Appointment 2020
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Schools Vetting

Important Information

Please note, all school vetting forms need to be sent directly to Br Camillus Regan, CPSMA, 10 Hawthorn Drive, Tullow, Co Carlow.

Sending schools vetting forms to Bishops House will result in a delay in your application.

Applications cannot be processed without the relevant ID and address verification – please use the checklist to make sure you application is completed correctly.

Vetting may be carried out for 16-18 year olds with parental consent.

Vetting Guidelines for Schools (2016)

There are a number of questions regarding vetting in schools, the following guidelines aim to answer some of those questions. This is the most up-to-date information we have to our disposal.

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NVB1 Form (for email applicants)
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'How to' Guide for NVB1 Form
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NVB2 Form (ONLY for those without email)
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'How to' Guide for NVB2 Form
3 NVB Parent/Guardian Consent Form for 16-18 year olds
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Identification Requirements for under 18s
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Useful Resources

CPSMA Guidance for Payments to Independent Assessors
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Daily Fee Invoice for Independent Assessors
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Travel & Subsistence Claim Form for Independent Assessors
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Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019-2023
CPSMA Handbook for Chairpersons
Draft PA Constitution
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School Procedures

INTO/CPSMA Complaints Procedure Guidelines for Primary Schools
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Workplace Bullying and Harrassment
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Staff Relation Issues
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Grievance Issues
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Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures SNA’s
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Other Employees: Statutory Instrument 146/2000
Professional Competency & Disciplinary Teachers & Principals

Revised procedures in relation to professional competence issues and general disciplinary matters

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