Leadership team at Braehead praised in school inspection report

 26 February 2019  |  

The latest Education Scotland inspection report for Braehead Primary School and Early Years Centre highlights positive improvement across the school community.

In February 2019, a team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited the school to review progress following a previous inspection which had set out a number of improvements. During their visit, they talked to parents, pupils, and staff to gather evidence to support their findings.

The inspection team said that progress had been made in the following areas:

-The acting head teacher has worked effectively with staff to establish priorities

-Staff value the trust and confidence the acting senior leadership team have placed in them to take forward school improvement

-The Parent Council is beginning to work closely with staff to support improvements

-There is a clearer understanding of the school's vision, values and aims

-Overall, the learning and teaching experiences of children have improved since the original inspection

-All staff demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the work of the school and are actively involved in the improvement journey

Further improvement is still required in the following areas:

-While the pace and challenge of learning have improved, there is not yet consistency across the whole school

-In literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing children are making progress; however, there is scope to develop this further.

Councillor William Grant, Children and Young People Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "I would like to thank staff, and particularly the acting head teacher Fiona McAvoy, for all their hard work. There has been significant improvement made over the last year with the Parent Council playing a more active role and children much more engaged in their learning.

"I am sure the school will keep improving as parents, staff and the wider community work together with the new head teacher, Bobby McPherson, to help all the children get a first class education."

Inspectors are confident that significant progress has been made and will return to carry out a further inspection within one year of the publication of their report.

The full report can be found on the Education Scotland website.