Inspectors Give Positive Report On Primary School

by Alastair Hamilton -

The Skeld Primary School and Nursery Class continues to improve, after last year's report by HM inspectors.

A follow-up visit took place recently, after which inspectors described the children as showing a genuine enthusiasm for learning, with their achievements described as rich and varied. As a result, said inspectors, they are confident, responsible and respectful. Children who need extra help in their learning are supported very well, and inspectors say that nursery staff offer a broader range of learning experiences through Curriculum for Excellence.

In the original report, published last March, inspectors graded the education provided at Skeld Primary School in the primary classes as either "excellent" or "very good". They praised the curriculum for its many unique features, designed to meet the needs of the children and develop their skills of citizenship, creativity and enterprise.

This follow-up report highlights the improvements made in the nursery class since the original report, and makes it clear that the head teacher and nursery staff have demonstrated a commitment to improving the nursery class further. The Inspectors say that they are confident that the nursery team will focus on enabling the youngest children in the school to learn and achieve in the best way possible.

Vaila Wishart chairs the SIC's Education & Families Committee: “Well done once more to the Skeld Primary School and Nursery. The inspectors have obviously been impressed with the quality of the education provided there, and the support given to children.”

The latest inspection report for Skeld Primary School is available on the Education Scotland website.

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