School Ethos

Whole School Aims

McClintock Primary School is a four-teacher school set in a rural area.  It has four classrooms, a computer suite, a quiet/resource room, an eco-garden, outdoor soft play area, grass/tarmac sports play area and an indoor P.E./assembly/dining hall.

School Ethos

We are a rural community primary school set in the picturesque village of Seskinore. We endeavour to provide a caring and supportive learning and teaching environment in which all are inspired to become confident, co-operative and mutually respectful individuals. We encourage dedication and thoughtfulness in all members of the school community to fulfil their potential as creative and reflective lifelong learners.

The school motto, devised by the Pupils’ School Council, is ‘Learning Together for Tomorrow’.

School Aims
  1. To provide a happy, stimulating and imaginative environment wherein each child may work to achieve the optimum degree of success in the basic skills and knowledge required by the NI curriculum.
  2. To develop each child spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically, so that by realising his/her potential he/she can have an appreciation of his/her self-worth as a technologically competent lifelong learner.
  3. To assess each child’s potential (including those with special needs and disabilities) to monitor progress and provide opportunity to develop this to the full.
  4. To help children to develop an understanding of their own culture and tradition and to foster tolerance by promoting respect and understanding of others.
  5. To encourage respect and to promote awareness of the effects of their immediate environment and their actions on the World in which they live appreciating man’s wide ranging achievements from early times to the present day.
  6. To develop the ability to work independently and as a member of a group so the child may develop tolerance, respect, resourcefulness, self-confidence and responsibility towards other people, their views and possessions.
  7. To develop home-school links so that children can benefit from their teachers and parents working as partners in their education.
  8. To establish and maintain acceptable forms of behaviour within a secure and well-ordered school environment by encouraging self-discipline.
  9. To have a harmonious and open environment in which the staff can have an opportunity to contribute towards formulating and developing school and curriculum policies whilst developing their own expertise with regard to the growth of new teaching materials, resources and classroom practice.
  10. To maintain effective links with post-primary schools.