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HMIe Report on Teanassie Primary School, Inverness (28/08/07)
In an HMIe report on Teanassie School, near Inverness, a range of strengths were identified. The primary school was commended for:
- The positive start to learning made by children in the nursery and pupils in P1/2/3
- Attention given by all staff to the care and welfare of children and pupils, and the relationships established between and among staff and pupils
- Pupils’ good behaviour and positive attitudes
- The commitment and teamwork of staff and the support provided by parents
In their report the Inspectors judged that some aspects of the work of the school represented good practice. They recognised the good performance in English language and the very good pastoral care and climate and relationships of the school community. The Inspectors made a number of recommendations for the school which included improving the curriculum and the pace and challenge of pupils’ learning. The school was also asked to improve its self evaluation procedures.
The school and authority have been asked to address accommodation issues relating to staff and office facilities and playground improvements.
Gerry McKenna, head teacher, said: "I am very pleased with the report as I feel that it reflects the positive ethos of the school, the opportunities we provide for all children to achieve, positive teamwork and partnership with the parents and community and our commitment to improving the school. Our thanks go to the children, parents and the wider community for their support during the inspection. We have already taken a number of positive steps to address the issues raised in the report.”
Lara McDonald, chairperson of the Parent Council, added: “This report confirms the supportive and positive environment that exists at the school and the good partnership between parents and staff.”