Equality, Access and ParticipationOur Lady of Mercy National School seeks to promote the principles of justice and equality for all members of the school community.
The enrolment criteria of Our Lady of Mercy National School will not differentiate between pupils from different social strata. There is an equal right of access under the school's Enrolment Policy [.pdf file].
It is school policy to provide a gender balanced range of resources in curricular areas - textbooks, ancillary materials, software, sports equipment etc.
Every opportunity will be taken to promote gender equality through the discreet and hidden curriculum.
Teachers will ensure that the language used in the school to mediate the curriculum is gender balanced and will avail of opportunities to raise pupils' awareness of unconsciously held attitudes.
As agreed with the Board Of Management and parents, all pupils in Our Lady of Mercy National School will wear a school uniform.
Nothing may appear in an advertisement which would indicate a preference for one gender over another.
No question will be asked at interview which could be interpreted as discrimination on gender grounds.
This school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.