Education Scotland's inspection report on Walkerburn Primary published

Published: 23rd June 2023

The Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate report on Walkerburn Primary School and Nursery Class has recognised a number of key strengths in the school’s work

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

Inspection notes

Inspectors found that all staff work together well to provide care and support to children across the school and nursery. Children feel safe, valued and cared for.

Inspectors noted that the school grounds and local environment are used well to provide rich and relevant learning experiences for children across the school.

It was also highlighted that the children’s increasing confidence using digital technology enhances their learning in the nursery and school.

The team also identified areas for improvement which were discussed with the headteacher and ourselves.

Headteacher, Caroline Elsey

“I am delighted that the Inspectors recognised the hard work and commitment of the team at Walkerburn.

“Walkerburn whilst a small school has a special place in the community and we look forward to continuing to build upon the many strengths identified in our journey to excellence”

Walkerburn Parent Council Chair, Erin Thomson

“Walkerburn Parent and Friends Council were pleased to see the hard work of staff and students recognised by the recent school inspection. Our small school has a big heart and plays a vital role within the community - it's fantastic to see this significance being acknowledged”

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