Hello everyone, I have to say that beginning during lockdown was not the start that I had hoped for in my time at CRUMLIN Integrated PS. I have had opportunities to meet some of the pupils and parents and I look forward to getting to know you all when we make a return to normal school life.
I come to CRUMLIN IPS with twenty years experience as a teacher. Most of that time was spent at a school in North Belfast followed by three and a half years as Principal at Straidhavern PS in Nutt’s Corner.
Outside school I enjoy performing in amateur musical societies, something which I have missed greatly during the past year. I am also continuing with my studies and am currently completing a Masters in Autistic Spectrum Disorder at Queen’s University.
CRUMLIN IPS is a great school and Mrs Boal will be a hard act to follow. I am looking forward to the new challenges that the school will bring for me and I am excited to work with everyone at the school to support our pupils and make the school the best that it can be.
During the current lockdown we have remained opened for the children of key workers and pupils classed as vulnerable. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of our brilliant classroom assistants. Their support has allowed teaching staff to concentrate on the provision of remote learning opportunities. I want to thank them for all they have done to support our teachers and pupils during the lockdown.