Good progress at Loanhead primary

School inspectors found children proud of their achievements and making good progress in their learning when they visited a Loanhead primary this year.

HMIe officers inspected St Margaret’s Primary, a denominational school with 40 pupils, in June.

Their findings praised the relationships with parents to support the children’s learning and the caring and nurturing environment.

The inspectors have highlighted three areas of improvement including improving the curriculum by taking better account of the design principles of the Curriculum for Excellence, ensuring all tasks and activities met the learning needs of children, and developing approaches to self-evaluation which will lead to improvements in the pupils’ learning and achievement.

HMIe officers considered the pupils “very well behaved and eager to learn new things”. They were developing confidence in talking and reflecting on their work.

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