Another Galloway school celebrates glowing report

Park Primary and Nursery in Stranraer has been left with a highly positive report from Education Scotland inspectors who found pupils to be confident, engaging and motivated to learn.

The report released this week added that among the core strengths of the school were partnerships with parents and families, an effective leadership through the headteacher and an improvement in literacy and numeracy.

The report said: “Children at the primary stages talk positively about the school and their learning. They are able to identify recent improvements such as better behaviour in the playground and how there are opportunities to take on leadership roles.

“We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision. We are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements.

“Children in the nursery listen well to instructions and can carry them out successfully. Most are confident in conversations with familiar adults and their peers, for example when discussing personal experiences.”

“We discussed with staff and Dumfries and Galloway Council how they might continue to improve the school and nursery class. This is what we agreed with them: continue to improve children’s achievements; ensure high expectations of children’s learning and progress across nursery and the primary stages and further develop approaches to self-evaluation to secure on-going improvements.

“As a result, we will make no further visits in connection with this inspection. As part of its arrangements for reporting to parents on the quality of education, Dumfries and Galloway Council will inform parents about the school’s progress.”