Top inspection report for Tarbert Academy

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Published Date: 

19 Dec 2012 - 12:59

Tarbert Academy has been given a shining report from Education Scotland after a recent inspection and several major strengths have been identified. The report says the school is very good at improving children and young people’s education.

Throughout the school, from nursery to S6 the report has found all children and young people are well behaved, respectful and attentive. The strengths of the school include:

  • Confident, well-behaved and articulate children and young people
  • High standards of attainment and achievement through strong and effective approaches to learning and teaching
  • Caring and inclusive ethos which helps children and young people to achieve their best
  • Community links across the nursery class and the school
  • The headteacher’s leadership in managing change and effecting improvement

The Education Scotland report concludes the schools processes are leading to improvements.

Headteacher at Tarbert Academy, Catriona Hood, said: “I am very pleased that the report is so positive. In the section that talks about the strengths of our school the qualities of our pupils are top of the list.

“The inspection team also praised our caring and inclusive ethos, which maters very much. The hard work of our pupils and staff has been recognised, as have the varied achievements of our pupils.

“I am so very proud of the school. It has been an honour to be head teacher of Tarbert Academy.”

A full version of the Education Scotland report can be found here: