Education Scotland acknowledges key strengths at Jedburgh Grammar Campus and Nursery

Published: 20th June 2023

The Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate report on Jedburgh Grammar Campus and Nursery Class has recognised a number of key strengths in the school’s work

During their visit in April this year, inspectors talked to parents/carers and young people and worked closely with the head teacher and staff.

Report notes

Under the effective leadership of the head teacher and senior leaders, the inspectors found that a new, purposeful learning community has been established, in which children and young people thrive and achieve successful outcomes.

Inspectors noted an aspirational ethos across the campus, which is underpinned by well-established values and positive relationships. These values help to create a shared sense of purpose that is demonstrated through children and young people engaging well in, and being motivated, by their learning.

In the nursery, clear improvements were noted due to leaders and practitioners continuing to work effectively as a team to make positive improvements to the quality of the learning environment and children’s experiences.

Through the effective work of staff and partners, children and young people’s wellbeing is strengthened, which contributes to most children and young people feeling safe, supported and valued. Children and young people’s wellbeing is strengthened.

Headteacher, Susan Oliver

“We are delighted that the recent inspection recognised the united approach which has led to key strengths and achievements, and a setting where our children and young people can thrive.

“The inspectors saw the impact on our learners of shared values, positive relationships and high expectations, along with a range of engaging learning and leadership opportunities. We are proud that they recognised the strong foundations being established in nursery, with the wellbeing of children and families being paramount to the work of practitioners. We are also pleased that they saw the ways our children and young people are developing skills for life, learning and work, including highlighting very effective practice in supporting learning in a digital context and consistently positive destinations for our school leavers.

“Establishing the campus as such a positive learning environment for our children and young people from 2-18 has been a team effort and I would personally like to thank our children and young people, staff, parents, carers, partners and local community for their support in bringing the campus vision into reality.”

Jedburgh Parent Council Chair, Lynsey Graham

"I am delighted by the outcome of the recent inspection. These results are a reflection of the hard work of our school's dedicated Senior Leadership Team, staff and pupils. Our thanks and congratulations go out to all involved. The Parent Council looks forward to supporting the school going forward.”

Inspectors are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.

The report will be available from the Education Scotland website