Kinneff praised for positive HMI report

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Aberdeenshire Council has congratulated the head teacher, pupils, staff and parents on the outcome of the recent inspection of Kinneff Primary School by HM Inspectorate of Education.

The school was inspected in April as part of a national sample of primary education across the country.

The inspection covered key aspects of the work of the school at all stages and describes how well young people are doing and how good the school is in helping them to learn.

It looks at how well staff, parents and young people work together and how they go about improving the school, as well as how the school works with other groups in the community.

The report also focuses on how well the school is led and how staff help the school achieve its aims.

HM Inspectors identified the following as being key strengths of the school: Happy, confident children who are keen to learn.

Use of the local environment and enterprise activities to enhance children’s wider achievements; Partnership working with parents and the local community; Positive and welcoming ethos.

The Inspectors made the following recommendations for action by the school and the education authority: Continue to improve the school in line with Curriculum for Excellence; Ensure that tasks and activities consistently meet the needs of all children.

Continue to ensure that children are aware of their strengths as learners and what they need to do to improve; Improve self-evaluation so that it has more effective impact on children’s learning.

As a result of the quality of education provided by the school and its capacity to make the necessary improvements, HMIe have no plans to make any further formal visits.

The school and the education authority will inform parents about the school’s progress in improving the quality of education and HMIe will maintain contact with the education authority to monitor improvements in the ways the school evaluates its work.