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Last Updated: 12/03/2018 15:27:46

Teaching and Learning Good at Springfield PS
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 13:14
Following an inspection of Springfield Primary School in November 2017, Education Scotland has published its report.

In a letter to parents, Education Scotland recognised the strengths of the school:
• The leadership of the headteacher and the effective partnerships she and the staff team have fostered.
• The effective use teachers make of digital technologies to enhance teaching and the ways in which they motivate and engage children in their learning.
• Well planned and interesting lessons outdoors encouraging children to be actively involved in their learning.
• The promotion of wellbeing resulting in children and their families valuing the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Craig Davidson, chair of the school’s Parent Council, said: “Springfield Primary School’s inspection report is commendable and is testament to the hard work that goes on daily in planning, preparing and delivering lessons which both engage and educate the children. I was pleased to see that the school performed well across all the areas on which it was inspected. In particular, it was encouraging that the school was praised for the use of digital technology, outdoor learning and attention to pupils’ wellbeing.”

Inspectors stated that to improve the school should continue to raise attainment across learning and refine the school’s approaches to assessment and self-evaluation.

Headteacher Lorna Dempster said: “I 'm delighted with the extremely positive report the school has received. It reflects all the hard work, commitment and dedication of our whole school team. I am very proud that the school's strengths and achievements have been recognised by Education Scotland and look forward to continuing to take our school forward.”

Education Scotland is confident that the school has good capacity to continue to improve and will make no further visits in connection with this inspection.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chair of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning [CYPLL] committee, said: "Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our Council. So, I'm pleased with Education Scotland's positive report on Springfield Primary School. Thanks and congratulations are due to all staff and pupils who contributed towards this."

Ros Surtees, vice chair, said: "Education should open the doors to opportunities that enable children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors to society. So, it's pleasing to see this positive inspection report for Springfield Primary School."

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