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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.


Acting Chairman

Mr D Pavey

Transferor Representatives

Rev P Lyons

Mrs B Madden

Rev C Martin

Mr E Jamison

Parents’ Representatives

Mr D Pavey

Mr G McGonigle

Teachers’ Representative

Mrs L Pollock

Board Representative

Mrs D 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 2021/22

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

  • Whole School Teaching of Reading
  • Sounds Write Phonic Training and implementation
  • Problem Solving in STEM through Shared Education
  • Developing CPA approach in Numeracy
  • Whole School Well-being
  • Anti-bullying Policy and training
  • Literacy Boost and Support Programmes
  • 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



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.