Safe Reopening of Schools- Department of Education Inspection

Dear Ard Rí Community,

Following a Department of Education inspection on 24.09.2020 titled- ‘Supporting the Safe Reopening of Schools‘ our Inspector- Ms Fiona Rushe, found Ard Rí Community NS:

Fully compliant in the implementation of public health advice to provide safe working and learning environments for all while dealing with Covid-19


Fully compliant with Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017

The full report is available here: 20352T_DES Insp Supporting the Safe Resumption of Schooling Report

We have worked hard and we are delighted with the recognition that we have fully implemented the extensive guidelines which were provided to enable our pupils and staff return safely to school.

That said, we cannot afford to become complacent. This report comes at a time where numbers of COVID cases in Ireland are rising at an alarming rate. We, as a community, must continue to follow guidelines and make every effort to stop the disease entering the school and spreading through the community. While on the school campus staying 2 meters apart from each other is difficult. Parents should wear a face covering while dropping off and collecting their children and must wear a face covering while talking to a member of school staff (HSE Guidelines)

We are committed to continuing to work hard to keep our school a safe environment for every member of our community.

Kind regards,


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