Inspection report for Amherst Primary School highlights excellent approaches to wellbeing, equality and inclusion
Thursday 19 July 2018
An inspection of Amherst Primary School has highlighted excellent approaches to wellbeing, equality and inclusion, grading it as sector-leading in these areas. The inspection, carried out by Education Scotland, noted the strong ethos of teamwork and dedication among staff and volunteers which ensures that the school provides a caring and nurturing environment for all children.
Headteacher Tracey Moore was praised for her 'outstanding leadership'. The report said Mrs Moore's vision for ensuring that all children can achieve the best possible outcomes underpins the life and work of the school.
The school's children were described as articulate, kind and happy. The inspector stated the children were all highly motivated to learn, respected others and achieved success in a variety of ways. Amherst has also developed successful partnerships with parents, professionals and the local community, which enhances the children's experiences and led to improved outcomes for children and families.
Mrs Moore said:
'I am incredibly proud of this excellent report and endorsement for the school. I am absolutely delighted that the whole school team has been recognised for their hard work, care and commitment to the children of Amherst. This inspection report is a real endorsement of the work that has been done and the journey that the school has been on. We are truly grateful for the support and help of our partners in the community, who have been a key part of our success.'
Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:
'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tracey and the team at Amherst Primary School for their hard work and commitment to the school and its pupils. The inspection report highlights many areas of success and I am certain the school will build on their achievements further to improve the educational outcomes for children.'