Isle of Tiree,
Tiree High School is unique in providing education for the community of Tiree from pre-school to eighteen years of age and beyond. The school is housed in a recently extended building and all departments are well equipped. A good range of modern technology is available including TV, digital video camera, PC and Apple Mac computers, fax machines and recently provided videoconferencing equipment.
Pupils are encouraged to use computers in the learning process from an early age and many of the senior pupils use word processing facilities to prepare folios and project work.
The primary department is housed in an open plan building which is used imaginatively. This helps to make learning exciting and interesting without surrendering standards or basic skills. The primary curriculum is enriched by having on hand the services of specialists from the Secondary department.
There is regular specialist input in art, music and P. E. for all pupils. Gaelic and French feature as pupils progress through the primary stages of their education.
Tiree Primary Department also offers Gaelic Medium education that consists of Gaelic immersion for P1-3 pupils.
Thereafter English language is introduced while still ensuring that Gaelic remains the predominant language for teaching and learning.
The preschool unit on the island recently moved into premises adjacent to the school. Preschool children are given the opportunity to visit and use the school facilities including the library.
The secondary department is housed in a recently extended building. This provides excellent accommodation with new rooms for art and home economics, a library/resources area and a gym/assembly/dining hall. The new building links the original secondary department building with the primary and technical departments to house the school under one roof. The school has been upgraded to meet the needs of children or adults with disabilities.
HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) inspects and reports on the quality of education in pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, community learning and development services, colleges, and residential educational provision.
You can read and download any inspection reports for this school, and find out more about the inspection process, on the Education Scotland website.