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HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness (13/03/07)
A recently published HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness has praised pupils’ attainment in English language and mathematic.
The inspectors were impressed with the positive climate for learning and the effective use of ICT across the curriculum. They noted the friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the three-teacher school, together with the high standard of behaviour and the positive approach to learning.
Also highlighted in the report are the high quality of pastoral care of the pupils and the very good arrangements to include pupils with additional support needs in all aspects of the life of the school. The report commends the committed teachers and the good strategic leadership of the head teacher.
Recommendations for action include the need for greater involvement of pupils in their own learning; greater use of assessment to meet pupils’ needs; and improvement to the school’s process of self-evaluation. They also wish the school to involve parents more in supporting their children’s learning.
Head Teacher, Maureen Miller, said: “The inspection report has come at a very useful time for Canisbay School. It has confirmed the development needs that the staff and I had identified during the last year. I am pleased that the report acknowledges the positive impact of recent improvements in literacy, ICT and additional support needs Addressing the action points highlighted in the report will dovetail effectively with developments already planned for the school.”