School Policies

The College has a number of policies in place covering a range of issues for consideration.  Please read through them carefully.

Acceptable use of ICT facilities in school - Pupil Policy

All users must comply with all copyright, libel, fraud, discrimination and obscenity laws when using the C2k network. All teachers, school support staff and support organisation staff are expected to communicate in a professional manner consistent with the rules of behaviour governing education sector employees. 
Pupils are responsible for their good behaviour on the school networks, just as they are on and off school premises.
While the use of information and communication technologies is a required aspect of the statutory Northern Ireland Curriculum, access to the school networks and the Internet remains a privilege and not a right. It is given to pupils who act in a considerate and responsible manner, and will be withdrawn if they fail to maintain acceptable standards of use. 

Admissions Criteria Years 9-12

Coleraine College Years 9-12 admissions criteria.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Coleraine College is completely opposed to bullying in all its forms. Bullying will not be tolerated. It is contrary to our aims, values and principles. 

Anti-Smoking Policy

The school seeks to create the conditions in which pupils and staff take responsibility for their own health and behaviour. For this to take place, staff, pupils and parents should work to an agreed set of standards which clearly identifies the consequences of a failure to work towards them. This Smoking Policy will, therefore, clearly define the penalties for noncompliance and so create the correct, healthy and clean conditions within school in
which everyone can work. 

Assessment Policy

Assessment is concerned with determining where the child is in the learning process to enable effective and appropriate provision of teaching to be made. 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

We, in Coleraine College, recognise the benefits of providing students with the opportunity to use personal ICT devices in school to support their learning. It is the intention of this policy to facilitate and support the use of personal ICT devices in school in furtherance of individualised student learning. 

Complaints 
Procedure

At Coleraine College, we take complaints very seriously.  We aim to develop healthy partnerships with our pupils’ families.  

Controlled Assessment Policy

Controlled assessment is a form of internal assessment where the control levels (High, Medium or Low) are set for each stage of the assessment process: task setting, task taking and task marking. 

COVID-19: Post Primary Schools Risk Assessment

The generic risk assessments for schools contained within this guidance have been developed using the formulas below. It is unlikely that the generic assessments will be totally appropriate for each individual school which may have different circumstances. They should therefore be modified by each school by applying the criteria below to the generic assessment, making that assessment specific to the school. By adding precautions specific to your school you should be able to reduce the likelihood score. 

Healthy School Policy

This school is dedicated to providing an environment that promotes healthy eating and enabling pupils to make informed choices about the food they eat. We believe that what you eat affects how you learn, how you feel and how you behave. 

Learning and Teaching Policy

The central purpose of our school is teaching and learning, thus we aim to ensure that learning remains at core of all we do as outlined in our mission statement. We recognise that all pupils have special skills and abilities and all have an entitlement to access a broad, challenging and appropriate curriculum. 

Misuse of Substances (Drugs) Policy

We believe that Coleraine College has a vital preventative role to play in combating the misuse of drugs by young people and we therefore include drug education as part of our Personal Development (PD) programme. We want our pupils to make informed and responsible decisions about drugs by increasing their knowledge and by developing in them appropriate values, attitudes and skills.

Mobile Phone Policy

The use of mobile phones and handheld devices has become widespread across all age groups in secondary education. Their use as a media platform for a number of functions has meant that the school needs a clear policy on the acceptable use of mobile devices in and outside of school. 

Pastoral Care Policy

Pastoral care is taken as a whole school responsibility engaging parents, students and staff. Coleraine College aims to create a calm and caring community where teachers teach in a manner that ensures pupils learn to the best of their ability. 

Positive Behaviour Policy

The Governors, staff and pupils of Coleraine College seek to create an environment which encourages and promotes good behaviour and positive attitudes conducive to effective learning. We aspire to do this by promoting positive relationships at all levels and through the use of restorative practice. By teaching good behaviour we strive to help young people be accountable and responsible for their actions. 

Relationships and Sexual Education Policy

Many young people are maturing earlier.  It is therefore important that young people are provided with appropriate factual information and have opportunities to discuss their feelings and concerns. 

Remote Learning Policy

In the event of an extended school closure, the school is committed to providing continuity of education to its learners and will do so through a process of remote (online) learning. Extensive remote learning would apply particularly in a situation in which the school is closed for an extended period of time, but learners and teachers are healthy, and able to work as normal from home.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Coleraine College has a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the children in our charge and we will deliver this through our pastoral care policy which aims to provide a caring, supportive and safe environment, valuing individuals for their unique talents and abilities, in which all our pupils can learn and develop their full potential. 

School Uniform Policy

The school uniform is a key way in which Coleraine College is presented to the local and wider community. Accordingly, the school has an interest in how the uniform is worn inside school and outside school.