Impact of ASTI withdrawal from Supervision and Substitution

Dear Parents & Guardians

As you are aware from the media, the ASTI has directed its members to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties with effect from 7th November 2016.

Health and Safety legislation and the ‘in loco parentis’ principle place a duty of care on school management to ensure the safety, health and welfare of pupils. The Board of Management wishes to keep the school open if at all possible. To this end school management have assessed the supervision and substitution needs of the school and have put in place arrangements for the provision of supervision of pupils. These arrangements were ratified at the Board of Management Meeting of Monday 24th October.

Consequently, the Board of Management wish to inform you that the school will be open for all students on Monday 7th November and all subsequent days where ASTI members have withdrawn from supervision and substitution duties unless you are notified otherwise.

The Board of Management wishes to assure you that it will continue to make every effort to provide education and care for our pupils and values your support in this endeavour.

Yours sincerely,

Caitriona MacAonghusa
Deputy Chairperson, Board of Management

For copy of Official Communication of this Board Decision click here.