Pupils and staff at St Timothy's Primary and Nursery Class welcomed the news that the school has received a positive inspection report.
School inspectors from HMIe visited the school for a week in early September 2022.
They graded the school and nursery class both as being good in three indicators and very good in one.
They praised the senior leaders at the school for the work they did at the height of the pandemic to provide hubs and overcome the many challenges the health crisis caused.
The inspection team also found the following strengths in the school’s work:
- The respectful relationships evident throughout the school and nursery are built on the strong example set by the senior leadership team.
- The inclusive practice across the school and nursery, including the Language and Communication Support Centre, and its impact on children’s wellbeing and achievement.
- The success of approaches, and the skill and confidence of staff, to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy and close the poverty-related attainment gap.
- The quality and range of outdoor learning experiences in the nursery encourage children to explore, discover and be creative.
Speaking at a special assembly to celebrate the report, Colin Forbes, Head Teacher at St Timothy’s PS said: “I feel very proud of our pupils and staff and we are naturally delighted that HMIe recognised the hard work and high standards in our school and nursery class.”
Councillor Angela Campbell, Convener of Education, Children and Families, added: “The total commitment of everyone associated with the school towards the young people shines through in this report and I’d like to congratulate and thank everyone for what they have achieved.”