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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine

Board of Governors




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



Mr A Kennedy

Transferor Representatives

Mrs B Madden

Rev Canon M Roemmele

Rev C Martin

Mr S Sloan

Parents’ Representatives

Mr D Pavey

Mr G McGonigle

Teachers’ Representative

Mr C Murdock 

Board Representative

Mr A Kennedy

Mr I Cameron


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 2017/18

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

  • Accelerated Reader Programme 
  • Whole School Writing 
  • Senior School Numeracy Scheme 
  • Thematic Teaching and Learning training and development
  • ICT training and further use of ICT in all areas of learning
  • Policies updated
  • Catch up Numeracy Programme
  • New Macosquin Friends group
  • Continue to improve our environment; new outdoor play area for Foundation Stage, Sensory Garden and classroom/ hall painted

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



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.