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Education / Mossbank Primary School inspection report published

Mossbank Primary School. Photo: SIC

THE LATEST inspection report for Mossbank Primary School and Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) has been published by Education Scotland, with a combination of ‘satisfactory’ and ‘good’ evaluations.

A team of inspectors visited the school in September this year and spoke to parents and carers, children and staff.

The inspection has identified some strengths as well as areas for improvement.

The inspection team found strengths such as the headteacher and senior practitioner providing effective leadership across the ELC and school, and children feeling valued, cared for and proud to be part of the ‘Mossbank family’.

Some areas for improvement were identified, such as developing further approaches to monitoring and tracking children’s progress and attainment, and on approaches to planning learning across the curriculum.

Overall, the primary school was given two ‘good’ grades in leadership of change and ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion, and two ‘satisfactory’ grades in learning, teaching and assessment and raising attainment and achievement.

The nursery received ‘good’ grades in leadership of change, learning, teaching and assessment, ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion and securing children’s progress.

Inspectors have expressed confidence that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and no further inspection visits are planned.

Chair of the council’s education and families committee Davie Sandison said: “I’m pleased to read this inspection report that recognises the many strengths at Mossbank Primary School and Nursery.

“I want to thank school staff for their hard work and commitment to children and their families, and I have confidence that the head teacher will prioritise the areas for improvement identified.”

It comes after inspection reports for nurseries in Lerwick, Whalsay and Scalloway were presented to councillors, as well as a report on Bell’s Brae Primary School.

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