b) If the answer to (a) above is ‘Yes’ is the psychological report available?
c) Has the student been granted resource teaching hours by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE)?
d) Has the student had the services of a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) granted by the NCSE?
e) Has the student had learning support at Primary School?
(Required to ensure the school has an accurate record of medical conditions including your Doctor’s contact details in the event of a medical issue arising during school activities. Please note it may be necessary to disclose this information to staff)
Under the patronage of Educate Together, Galway ETSS is a restorative school that is values-based, committed to building relationships, responding to conflict in a healthy way and, connecting us to our best selves and to each other.
We are committed to:
“Traveller Community” means the community of people who are commonly called Travellers and who are identified (both by themselves and others) as people with a shared history, culture and traditions including, historically, a nomadic way of life on the island of Ireland. Section 2(1) of the Equal Status Act, 2000.
This particular information will be retained by the post-primary school and will be made available for inspection by authorised officers of the Department or from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
Photographs, Digital Images and Recordings of Students
The school will maintain a database of photographs and recorded images of school events held over the years. It is customary to take photos and recorded images of students engaged in activities and events in the interest of creating a pictorial as well as a historical record of life at the school. Photographs and recorded images may be published on our school website, school social media account(s) or in brochures, newsletters, local and national newspapers, and similar school-related productions. Photographs, digital images and recordings may also be used for teaching, learning and assessment purposes.
Research and Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
From time to time, the school may be involved in research projects (including research with external agencies) and activities to support Teacher CPD that will help develop educational research, teacher practice and potentially the learning experience in our school and elsewhere. Students may be asked to contribute to such research and activities in the form of quantitative and qualitative data as well as projects, photographs, digital images and recordings.
Workshops and Field Trips
Over the time of their educational journey with Galway ETSS, your child will have the opportunity to attend and participate in events such as:
This list is not exhaustive.
By granting permission, students in Galway Educate Together Secondary School can partake in workshops and field trips. The permission applies to all workshops and field trips occurring within the school year.
Parents will be notified in advance of field trips, outings or school-related activities. At that time, parents will have the option to withdraw permission for any individual outing, trip or activity by contacting the school. If you choose not to sign this annual permission form, you will be asked to give permission for your child to participate in each field trip throughout the school years.
Field trips may require transportation to a location away from the school campus. As a parent or guardian, it is essential to understand that the school and staff will try to prevent accidents. However, some activities on field trips involve inherent risks to students regardless of all feasible safety measures that may be taken by the school. Parents must agree to accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury to their child that occurs during their child’s participation in any given field trip that is not the result of fraud, wilful injury to a person or property, or the wilful or negligent violation of the law by a member, trustee, employee, or agent of Galway ETSS.
In the event it becomes necessary for school staff in charge to obtain emergency care for your child, neither he/she nor the school assumes direct financial liability for expenses incurred because of an accident, injury, illness and/or unforeseen circumstances. Galway ETSS employees or volunteers in charge of the students are authorised to obtain all necessary emergency medical care and authorise any licensed physician and/or medical personnel to render necessary emergency treatment for your child.
During your child’s education in Galway ETSS, s/he will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of assessment activities as part of normal teaching and learning. Other specialist tests may also be administered to support your child’s educational development and learning as well as his/her career development. Such tests may include achievement, ability, diagnostic and interest tests.
There may also be occasion to administer tests on an individual basis to your child to support his/her learning, progress and achievement. Such tests will only be administered following consultation with parents. If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact the school.
1. For admission to the school in September 2021, students must have reached the age of 12 years on January 1st 2022.
2. Submission of an application form for enrolment is not a guarantee of a place in Galway Educate Together Secondary School (see Admissions Policy).
3. Should a first round offer be made to parents/guardians, they must complete the registration process within 14 days of that offer being made. Failure to respond within 14 days will result in the child’s place in the school being forfeited.
4. Should a second or subsequent round offer be made to parents/guardians, they must complete the registration process within 7 days of that offer being made. Failure to respond within 7 days will result in the child’s place in the school being forfeited.
4. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to inform Galway Educate Together Secondary School of any changes of address, contact details or other relevant information that may occur after submission of this form.
5. The School’s Admissions Policy is available on the Admissions page of our website, www.galwayetss.ie.
I understand, in submitting this form, the information may be made available to the Department of Education and Skills (DES) in order to plan for school development.