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Praise for Cluny Primary from Education Scotland

Press release   •   Jun 25, 2019 09:22 BST

Primary 2SC pupils L-R: Aimee Cormack, Madison Thomas, Innes McLennan, Mahri Rigby.

CLUNY Primary has been praised by education inspectors.

The school was rated as ‘good’ across two quality indicators: learning, teaching and assessment; and raising attainment and achievement.

All parents and carers with children at Cluny will receive a letter today advising them of the outcome of the inspection, which was carried out in April this year, and a detailed report is available on Education Scotland’s website.

Inspectors noted a very positive culture, led by the headteacher and supported by all staff.

Their report stated: “The ethos reflects well the school values of respect, responsibility and resilience and these are evident in all relationships”.

The commitment to staff, who work “very well as a team” was also highlighted, alongside a “positive and happy environment within classrooms, where children and nurtured and enjoy learning and working together”.

Staff at the school will now work to address Education Scotland’s suggested improvements, including involving the children in planning and leading their learning; increasing opportunities for all children to take part in clubs and activities; and ensuring lessons challenge pupils to achieve stronger outcomes.

Buckie local councillor, and Chair of Moray Council’s Chair of Children & Young People’s Services, Cllr Sonya Warren, has thanked school staff for their hard work in achieving a positive inspection.

“Of course this is only a snapshot of the high-quality teaching and learning which happens every day at Cluny Primary; however I’m pleased to see inspectors noting how well the staff work together to create a productive and enjoyable learning environment for the children who attend the school.”

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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