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Tobermore Primary School, Magherafelt
Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day It is our Christmas dinner in school on Thursday. This payment of this dinner has kindly been donated by Workspace Group in Draperstown. We are truly thankful for this kind donation.It is also our Christmas Jumper day. This is a non school uniform day with children wearing their Christmas jumper as part of this. We are asking for a donation of £1 for 'Save the Children.' [Open Image] | Carol Service in Kilcronaghan Parish Church Tobermore Primary School Carol Service will be held on Monday 12th December @ 7:00pm at Kilcronaghan Parish Church.   All proceeds in aid of Fields of Life and school funds.   [Open Image] | Supper with Santa Our Supper with Santa at Tobermore Primary School is on Thursday 8th December 2022 @ 6.30pm and we will have Santa's Grotto, Hot Dogs, Tea/Coffee, Mince Pies/Shortbread, Arts/Crafts and a Raffle with some fantastic prizes. Santa will arrive on special transport @ 6.30pm. 🎅🎅🎅 [Open Image] | Pre Enrolment Form Please find below a link a Pre Enrolment form for you to complete if you have a child starting school next September 2023. This form is to enable us as a school to communicate directly to you as a parent/carer during the next few months to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding the Primary School Admissions Process and Tobermore Primary School. This year we will be holding our Open Afternoon on Monday 5th December at 1:30pm, so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form and we look forward to speaking with you over the next few months.  | Crossing Patrol Update Unfortunately, Mr Bradley will not be available to cross the children on Thursday 8th December in the afternoon and both morning and afternoon on Monday 12th December 2022. Please ensure that children are crossed over the road safely.  Thank you for your support with this. Mr Cheevers. 
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Board of Governors

Chairperson and EA Representative

  • Mr B. Montgomery


  • Mr I. Cheevers (Principal) 

EA Representative

  • Pastor A. Dundas

Teachers Representative

  • Mrs H Hawthorne

Parent Representative           

  • Mr K. Quigley
  • Mr H. Walker

Transferor Representatives   

  • Miss A. Campbell
  • Mrs K. Purvis
  • Mrs M. McCarroll


The Role of our Board of Governors is set out below.

The Curriculum

It is the duty of the Board of Governors to:

  • Ensure that the curriculum of the school satisfies the requirements of the Education Order.
  • Determine and keep under review its policy in relation to the curriculum of the school and keep up to date a written statement of that policy.
  • Take account of the findings of any inspection of the school.
  • Consider any representations made to it regarding the curriculum by the education board, CCMS or any other body or person connected with the community served by the school.
  • Consult the Principal of the school before making or varying the statement.
  • Ensure that Religious Education is provided.

Open Enrolment

It is the duty of the Board of Governors to:

  • Make arrangements for the admission of pupils to the school.
  • Draw up admissions criteria.
  • Ensure that the school's admissions number is not exceeded.
  • Ensure that the school's enrolment number is not exceeded.
  • Comply with the directions of an Appeals Tribunal.
  • Governor Membership.

It is the duty of the Board of Governors to:

  • Appoint a parent as a governor where there are insufficient nominations for existing vacancies.
  • Co-opt a member of the business community if it is felt that the Board of Governors is lacking in business expertise.

Parental Involvement

It is the duty of the Board of Governors to:

  • Prepare an Annual Report and ensure that parents are given a copy at least 2 weeks before the Annual Parents' Meeting.
  • Hold an Annual Parents' Meeting at which the above report will be considered.

Other Responsibilities

  • Preparation and approval of the school development plan and the associated financial plan.
  • The appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Other personnel issues - discipline and grievance procedures, redundancies, dismissals, making internal promotions.
  • Inspection and maintenance of school premises.
  • Drawing up school policies - health and safety, charging, discipline, homework, pastoral care.
  • Approving procedures for managing privately raised funds.
  • Promoting community use of school premises.
  • Monitoring the LMS budget.