Supervision Policy


Ní neart go cur le chéile

Supervision Policy


This policy was formulated by the Board of Management of Kilbride National School. The Principal is responsible for drawing up and updating the Supervision Rota, which is made known to each person on the rota. In the event of a planned absence the person arranges for the next person on the rota to swap supervision duties. In the event of an unplanned absence the principal arranges for the next person on the rota to supervise.


All teachers collect their class from the line when the bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Teachers are considered ‘in loco parentis’ and should ensure they supervise their class during class time.


During Break Time two teachers and two snas supervise the yard. On wet days the supervisors patrol the classrooms. The Rules for the yard are revised and reviewed regularly and are well known and repeated often to the children. All classes have copies of the relevant rules. The teachers on yard duty will ensure that all children will proceed to their classroom in an orderly manner.


The school will open to receive pupils at 8:45 a.m.  No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time.  The bell rings at 8:45 a.m.  Classes will commence each day at 8:50 a.m.  Classes will end each day at 1:30 p.m. (infants) and 2:30 p.m. (all other classes). Teachers ensure an orderly dismissal and that all classrooms are vacated at this time. Parents who wish to have their children escorted home should make their own arrangements to have them met at the school gate and the person to escort them should be at the school gate not later than 1:30 p.m. (infants) and 2:30 p.m. (all other classes), as the school cannot accept responsibility for the supervision of children after that time.




This policy was reviewed by the Board of Management in the academic year 2018//2019 and will be reviewed again in 2019/2020.


Board of Management

Kilbride National School