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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine
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Board of Governors

 

 

 

 The school governors meet regularly to discuss and make decisions on budgeting, staffing and curriculum issues.

 

Chairman

Mr A Kennedy

Transferor Representatives

Mrs B Madden

TBA

Rev C Martin

TBA

Parents’ Representatives

Mr D Pavey

Mr G McGonigle

Teachers’ Representative

TBA

Board Representative

Mr A Kennedy

Mr I Cameron

Secretary

Mrs L Mc Elwee

 

Raising Standards in Literacy through AR Programme 2018

Our new Accelerated Reader Programme is now up and running in the Year 6 & 7 classes and pupils are really enjoying their visits to the new AR library each week. Many new books have been purchased through the Scholastic Rewards scheme, which is directly related to the Book Fairs held in school each year. Thank-you also to the pupils and parents who donated books to the AR library. We are also gradually adding to existing class library stocks in Year 1-5 classrooms, with the purchase of Phonics storybooks, emergent readers and mini novels.

 

Parents Involved in Numeracy

Year 2 parents and pupils are currently involved in a new programme developed in school to develop Numeracy skills and confidence through a range of practical games as part of their homework. 

 

School Development Plan

 

 

 

 

The Governors alongside Mrs McElwee and staff prepare a School Development Plan to ensure future development, best practice and resources for our children.

Development plan 2018/19

Some of the new developments planned for this year to enhance learning at our school are: 

  • Whole School Reading
  • Problem Solving in Numeracy and STEM  
  • E Safety training and Scheme
  • PATHS programme
  • Shared Education
  • Policies updated
  • Catch up Numeracy and Literacy Programme
  • Continue to improve our environment and resources
 

Thematic Teaching and Learning Development 2017/18

Teachers have revised their thematic topics in all year groups after receiving training and development on Thematic Teaching and Learning. All thematic units now incorporate opportunities to further develop cross curricular skills, STEM, ICT and ECO. We are looking forward to building on these with our Shared Education partnership schools.

 

New Online Reading Programme

As part of our School Development Plan for 2015/16, staff have implemented an new reading scheme ' Bug Club'. This scheme provides an invaluable resource for both teachers and parents to engage children and develop their reading skills further. 

 

Recent ICT Developments

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ICT Developments this year in school:

  • Use of new app Explain Everything for teaching and learning.
  • Bug Club/ Rapid Reading online programmes to enhance standards.
  • P.3 trial of Seesaw app for self assessment and to share learning with home.