Positive report for St Mun's Primary

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Published Date: 

6 Oct 2015 - 14:46

St Mun’s Primary School has received a positive and encouraging follow-up report from HMI inspectors following a visit to the school at the start of the summer.

The report pays tribute to a number of improvements, including the quality of children’s learning. Teachers are praised for sharing the purpose of lessons with children, enabling them to see what they need to do to succeed. As a result, pupils can set appropriate targets to improve their learning and record them in learning logs. Children are taking full responsibility for their learning logs and selecting evidence to show success and setting new targets.

Overall, pupils are making good progress. Staff have worked hard to support children to improve their writing and opportunities have been developed for pupils to apply their literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum and in real-life contexts.  

The school is developing its approaches to tracking children’s progress through Curriculum for Excellence levels and staff continue to develop planning for assessment which will help them better track children’s progress in their learning.

The staff are praised for having a very good level of awareness of the needs of children within their class and as a result tasks and activities are well planned and meet the needs of most pupils.

Inspectors found that the headteacher continues to engage very well with staff, children and parents, with representative groups of children meeting the head teacher each month to discuss school values and their learning. As a result, they now feel their views are valued.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Rory Colville said, “This positive report shows what hard work and determination can do. We want to ensure that our children and young people have the best possible start and positive reports such as this show us that we are on the right track to achieving this. The head teacher, staff and pupils at St Mun’s should be very proud of what they have achieved and I wish them continued success in the future.”

As a result of the progress made by the school, HMI inspectors will make no further visits to the school in connection with the previous inspection.