What is a Critical Incident?
“A critical incident is any incident or sequence of events which overwhelms the normal coping mechanism of the school and disrupts the running of the school”
Critical Incident Management Team
- Principal Teacher
- Deputy Principal
- ISM Team
- Board Chairperson or Representative
- PTA Chairperson or Representative
- School Secretary
- SNA Representative
Critical Incident Management Plan
It is the policy of Swords Educate Together National School that the Critical Incident Management Team will meet in September and January each year. The purpose of meeting bi-annually is to keep active and up-to-date the school’s readiness to respond to a critical incident. Proceedings/decisions taken at these meetings will be minuted and circulated. A copy of the minutes will be stored in the Critical Incident file in the office filing cabinet.
All members of the Critical Incident Management Team will be supplied with a copy of Responding to Critical Incidents. Copies will also be made available to all school staff.