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Praise for Glenlivet Primary School after inspection

Press release   •   Apr 23, 2019 14:27 BST

GLENLIVET Primary School has received a very positive report from education inspectors.

The primary school, which has 16 pupils, was visited last month by Education Scotland, who spoke with parents, carers and pupils, and worked with staff to identify strengths and improvements.

The school received four ‘very good’ evaluations across four quality indicators: leadership of change; learning, teaching and assessment; raising attainment and achievement; and ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.

Inspectors singled out the “clear leadership and strong direction of the headteacher”, who is supported by a “very effective staff team”, as a strength, as well as the “very strong sense of community, which is underpinned by shared values and high expectations”.

It was noted that the schools has “confident, highly motivated and engaged children, who are very proud of their school and keen to learn”.

The school has been asked to revisit the curriculum rationale, making sure it reflects the school’s approach to maximising the learning opportunities its unique context offers pupils, and inspectors said they were confident that the school could achieve this, therefore no follow-up visits are necessary.

Chair of Moray Council’s Children & Young People’s Services Committee, Cllr Sonya Warren, thanked all within Glenlivet’s school community for their dedication to providing the best learning experience for its primary pupils.

“I’m particularly pleased to see the partnership working is contributing to raising attainment and achievement, and giving the pupils a real sense of the sense of community in the area – and the important part they play in it.”

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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