Visiting the school
It is the aim of Coagh Primary School to involve parents in the education of their children and to inform them as fully as possible about their children’s progress. The arrangements for consultation are:
¨ All parents of prospective children will be invited to the school in June to meet their child’s teacher and view the classroom.
Entrants who have previously attended another school:
¨ An interview will be arranged with the principal.
¨ Parents and children will be invited to view the school premises.
¨ A meeting will be arranged with the prospective teacher/s of the child or children.
¨ Parents will be invited to come to the school in November and June to discuss their child’s progress.
¨ Parents will be invited to the school to take part in such activities as, Board of Governors’ Annual General Parents’ Meeting, Carol Service, Christmas Concert, Sports Day and other activities which may occur.
¨ Parents will be invited to meet the Principal to get advice about children who will be transferring to secondary education.
Parents are very welcome to come to school to discuss their child’s progress. To avoid disruption of the classroom the following procedure should be followed.
Parents should approach the Principal who will arrange a discussion with the class teacher and /or Principal as soon as possible at a mutually convenient time within two days of the request.
The School Curriculum
Curriculum Policy Statements
It is the policy of the Board of Governors of Coagh Primary School that all pupils will receive their full entitlement under the Northern Ireland Curriculum and that the school will go beyond that entitlement in areas where there are particular abilities among the staff.
Broad Aims of the School
Coagh Primary School will offer a curriculum that is balanced and broad. This curriculum will seek to prepare the pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. It will also be the aim of the school to help all children to become articulate, literate and numerate.
The curriculum shall be so designed that the desire to learn will be encouraged in the pupils and that thinking and reasoning will be stimulated. It will be held to be important that children learn to apply themselves to the work in hand.
The acquisition of knowledge and skills will be regarded as important. This acquisition will, however, be placed in the context of the development of positive attitudes to learning and the development of sound moral values based on the Christian Religion.