In Scoil Na Coróine Mhuire we aim to protect the well being of our pupils and staff by
providing a safe, tolerant and well catered for environment as outlined in our school
The BoM through the Principal, the Staff and the Parents Association has drawn up a
critical incident management plan. They have established a Critical Incidents Management
Team to steer the development and implementation of the plan.
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’.
• Death, major illness/outbreak of disease (Foot & Mouth)
• Criminal incidents (e.g. Dunblane shooting, Shooting at first communion in
• Major accidents, serious injury (e.g. ‘Navan bus crash’)
• Civil unrest, war (foreign nationals may be traumatised by events that happened in
their country of origin)
• Fire, natural and technological disaster (e.g. school ceiling collapsing in Cork)
• Disappearance of student from home or school (e.g. Midleton incident in Cork)
• Unauthorised removal of student from school or home.
• World events that may affect the student body and/or staff. May be a need for
provision of discussion and involvement in ceremonies e.g. 9/11, tsunami
Critical Incidents Management Team:
Leadership Role: Tom Mc Gann (Principal)
Communication Role: Mr. Conan Daye (Deputy Principal)
Student Liaison/ Counselling Role: Ms. Cahill
Chaplaincy Role: Fr. Edward Barry
Family Liaison Role: Ms. Cahill and Mr. Mc Gann
Parents Association Rep: Ms. Sandra Fitzgerald
B.O.M. Rep: Mr. Declan Long
Caretaker: Mr. Pat Curley
The first-named person has the responsibility as defined.
The second-named person assists and only assumes responsibility on the absence of the