Inspection report on Glendinning Primary and Nursery Class published

Published: Tuesday, 24th January 2023

The Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate report on Glendinning primary school and nursery class published on 24 January has acknowledged a number of strengths in the school’s work

During their visit to Galashiels in November last year, the inspectors spoke to parents, carers and children and worked closely with the headteacher and staff.

They found the relationships between nursery practitioners and school staff, with the children, and those in the school community to be positive.

The approaches teachers and staff are taking to improve children’s attainment in reading are making a difference to children’s progress at the primary stages.

Inspectors found that the children’s broader achievements and successes in various events were enabling them to develop various skills and become responsible and caring individuals who make a significant contribution in their community.

And the headteacher’s and early years officer’s impact on leadership of and direction of school and nursery improvement.

Nichola McCall, Headteacher

“We are delighted that the recent report has highlighted particular key strengths of the school. The inspection team recognised the positive impact of our improvement priorities on children’s progress and achievement, as well as endorsing the current plans we have in place to further our improvement journey at Glendinning Terrace Primary School and Nursery. We are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our children and enhancing our working partnership with all within our school community.”

Glendinning Primary Parent Council 

“The Parent Council are pleased with the inspection evaluation, particularly with the difficult couple of years that the COVID pandemic presented. The Parent Council continue to support the school to help raise attainment and enhance the learning experiences for all within the school. We are also pleased that the report recognises that our children gain experiences that help them to make contributions to their wider community.

Education Scotland identified four areas for improvement for the school and nursery but are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.