Education Scotland Team Findings September 2018
In June 2018, a team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited Arngask Primary School and Nursery Class. During our visit, the team talked to parents/carers and children and worked closely with the headteacher and staff. They gathered evidence to enable them to evaluate aspects of the quality of leadership and children’s achievements.
The inspection team found the following strengths in the work of the school and nursery.
The strong sense of community among all children and how they work together across age groups in the school and nursery. Children have real ownership of their learning. Their voice is heard, listened to and their views acted upon.
The strong partnership working with families. Parents are increasingly involved in their children’s learning experiences.
The headteacher’s leadership and the team work across the school and nursery. Staff work together well to further improve the school and enhance children’s learning experiences.
The relaxed, calm and nurturing environment which is conducive to children’s learning and making progress.
The following areas for improvement were identified and discussed with the headteacher and a representative from Perth and Kinross Council.
Continue to use self-evaluation for improvement and ensure that this becomes embedded further across the school and nursery.
The team gathered evidence to enable them to evaluate some quality indicators from How good is our school? (4th edition). Quality indicators help schools, education authorities and inspectors to judge what is working well and what needs to be improved. Following the inspection of each school, the Scottish Government gathers evaluations of quality indicators to keep track of how well Scottish schools are doing.
This letter and a more detailed document called the Summarised Inspection Findings (SIF) will be available on the Education Scotland website at https://education.gov.scot/inspection-reports/perth-and-kinross/5340721.