Laurecekirk Primary congratulated on report

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

Laurencekirk School and nursery class were inspected in May 2011 as part of a national sample of primary education.

The inspection covered key aspects of the work of the school at all stages.

The report 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 helps the school achieve its aims.

HM Inspectors identified the following as being key strengths of the school:

Children are well behaved, motivated and enthusiastic about learning;

The success of staff in creating a positive and inclusive ethos for learning;

Children’s experiences in the nursery class.

The Inspectors made the following recommendations for action by the school and the education authority:

Further improve the curriculum and approaches to assessment;

Make more effective use of self-evaluation in planning school improvement;

Improve leadership for learning at all levels.

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. HMIe will maintain contact with the education authority to monitor improvements in the ways the school evaluates its work.