striving for excellence...caring for children 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email: acunningham798@c2kni.net 
 
About Moneymore PS 
VISION & VALUES 
 
'Striving for Excellence … Caring for Children'  
 
In Moneymore Primary School we value: 
 
HONESTY 
We will develop an atmosphere of trust, openness and fair play. 
 
RESPECT 
We will value the potential and contributions of every individual. 
 
HAPPINESS 
We will create a welcoming, caring, happy and secure school. 
 
TOLERANCE 
We will treat everybody fairly, with consideration. 
 
LOVE OF LEARNING 
We will encourage curiosity, creative thinking and a positive learning environment. 
 
COMMUNITY 
We will build on and develop our links with parents and the local community. 
LOCATION & PREMISES 
 
Moneymore Primary School occupies a large and spacious site in the heart of Moneymore village. The existing school replaced a number of smaller schools and opened in 1962.  
 
There are eight main classrooms, a central library, a multi-purpose assembly/P.E. hall and two large resource areas which allow staff to work with classes and smaller groups. Interactive whiteboards are installed in all classrooms.  
 
We have over 60 i-pads in school that pupils in each class make use of. There are two carefully designed safe play areas and a grass sports pitch. 
 
At present the school has seven full-time teachers and three part-time teachers; one teacher is assigned to each year group. There is a full-time teacher in the Nursery unit. Several experienced classroom assistants support the children in their learning. 
 
Our experienced and committed staff work enthusiastically to ensure the full participation of all pupils in the wide range of learning opportunities provided. The curriculum is enhanced through a range of educational visits and supported with the use of a wide range of ICT resources. 
AREAS OF STUDY 
 
The Principal and Staff work closely to organise teaching programmes in the various areas of study of the statutory N.I. Curriculum. These are Language & Literacy, Mathematics & Numeracy, The Arts, The World Around Us, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding and Physical Education. 
CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT 
 
The school aims to provide a broad, balanced curriculum in line with recent educational reforms and has a high reputation for sound teaching. It is our policy to provide adequate opportunities for our children to: 
Communicate clearly and confidently 
• Read fluently, accurately and with understanding 
• Acquire basic mathematical understanding of appropriate mathematical concepts 
Acquire some knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live 
• Develop qualities of mind, body, spirit, feeling and imagination. 
The N.I. Curriculum is taught in three stages: children in Years 1 & 2 Foundation Stage; Years 3 & 4 are in Key Stage One whilst those in Years 5, 6 and 7 are in Key Stage Two. 
 
The assessment of pupils’ progress is made using continuous assessment by the class teacher, which includes weekly, topic and termly/yearly tests and the results of external and standardised tests. 
The School Day 
8.15 am - 8.40 am 
Early Bird Club 
8.40 am - 9.00 a.m 
Arrival (Assembly Hall/Outside) 
9.00 a.m. 
School Starts 
9.00 am -10.40am 
Lessons 
10.40 am -10.55 am 
Morning Break 
10.55 am -12.15 pm 
Lessons 
12.15 pm -1.00 p.m. 
Lunch 
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm 
Lessons 
2.00 p.m. 
P 1, 2 & 3 finish 
2.10 p.m. - 3.00 p.m 
Afternoon Classes 
2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m 
Springhill Club 
3.00 p.m. 
P4—P7 finish 
3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m 
After School Clubs P4-P7 
Afternoon Timetable 
 
Primary 1, 2 and 3 children go home every afternoon at 2pm. 
Primary 4, 5, 6 & 7 finish every afternoon at 3pm. 
 
In order to ensure the children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, we have planned the afternoon period from 2.10 - 3.00pm with emphasis on the Creative and Expressive Studies, namely: 
 
Music 
ICT 
Art and Design 
Drama 
Physical Education 
French 
Activity Based Learning 
STAFF 
TEACHING STAFF 
Mrs L Whiteside 
Nursery Unit 
Mrs A Davidson 
 
Mrs L Ferguson 
P1 
 
P2 
Mrs B Patton 
P2 
Mrs R McGeagh 
P3 
Mrs A Sterling  
P4 (Monday-Wednesday) 
Mrs F Martin 
P4 (Thursday & Friday) 
Mrs J McLean 
P5  
Miss K Kerr (Vice Principal) 
P6 
Mr D Donaghy 
P7 
NON-TEACHING STAFF 
Secretary 
Mrs L Crooks 
Building Supervisor 
Mrs M Jordan 
Nursery Assistants 
Miss L Reilly; 
Mrs C Ferguson 
Classroom/ 
General Assistants 
Mrs K Crooks; Mrs D Boyce; Mrs R Hewitt; Mrs S Nesbitt; Mrs E Palmer; Mrs C McAllen; Mrs D Caskey; Miss C Lawrence. 
Lunchtime Supervisors 
Mrs K Crooks; Mrs D Boyce; Mrs R Hewitt; Mrs S Nesbitt; Mrs C McAllen; Mrs D Caskey; Miss C Lawrence. 
Cleaners 
Mrs A McLean; Mrs B Kelso 
Kitchen Staff 
Mrs D Trainor; Mrs A McLean;  
Mrs M McMenemy; Mrs C Jordan 
BOARD OF GOVERNERS 
Chairperson 
Rev Dr A Stringer 
Secretary 
Mrs A Cunningham 
Transferors 
Rev Dr A Stringer  
Rev J Montgomery 
Mrs I McKeown 
Mr K Brown 
Parent Representatives 
Mrs A Chambers 
Mr G Wilkinson 
EA-SR Representatives 
Mr T Stewart 
Mrs J Turkington 
Teacher's Representative 
Miss K Kerr 
Principal 
Mrs A Cunningham (non-voting member) 
The governors of Moneymore Primary School are ultimately responsible for the overall management of the school. In accordance with the Scheme of Management for Controlled Schools, some of their duties include: 
 
•The oversight of the curriculum. 
 
•The control of the budget 
 
•The provision of information to parents. 
 
•The selection of staff. 
 
•The maintenance of the premises. (Shared responsibility with EA-SR) 
 
•The Admissions Policy. 
 
•Fostering links with the local community. 
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