BY Daniel Harkins | May 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

7-OL-&-ST-JOSEPH'S-HMI-REPORT

Our Lady and St Joseph’s Primary School gets a glowing report from HM inspectors

Pupils and staff from Our Lady and St Joseph’s Primary, Glenboig, are celebrating after their school received a glowing report from Education Scotland.

The report said children at the school benefited from a ‘strong faith-based ethos which underpins everything the school does,’ and praised its ‘strong links with the local parish priest.’

Children were commended as polite and considerate, and the headteacher singled out for her leadership.

“I am very blessed to have such a hardworking and dedicated team who strive to do the best for the children in our community,” Ellen Turnbull, headteacher, said.

Inspectors spoke to pupils at the school and their parents as well as visiting classrooms and working with the staff. They praised the children in particular and told teachers they had enjoyed their visit.

A questionnaire found that 94 per cent of pupils agreed or strongly agreed that staff listened to them and paid attention to what they said, a percentage higher than the national average.

A similar questionnaire of pupils’ parents found an overwhelming positive response.

Paula Neil, principal teacher at the school, said she was ‘absolutely delighted with the findings of the report.’

Mary Berrill, HM inspector, said she was ‘satisfied with the overall quality of provision’ and ‘confident that the school’s self evaluation processes are leading to improvements.’

 

— daniel@sconews.co.uk

 

 

—This story ran in full in the May 16 edition print of the SCO, available in parishes.

 

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