Alness Academy Education Scotland report


Highland Council welcomes the Education Scotland report on Alness Academy, published following the visit by Her Majesty’s Inspectors in February of this year.

The report highlights the importance of the work that the school has been doing in raising attainment and helping pupils to develop skills for learning, life and work throughout their years at Alness Academy. 

Donald Paterson, Highland Council’s Education Quality Improvement Manager for Mid Area schools said: “We are very pleased that the report recognises the strong leadership of Head Teacher Laura Gordon and her management team, while also acknowledging the willingness of teachers to lead developments in various ways, for example through the use of tablet computers to enhance the learning experience of pupils.  The report also highlights the positive engagement and good behaviour of the pupils at the school, which is a tribute to our young people.”

He added: “Laura Gordon has been providing a clear direction for the school as it works to improve attainment and experiences for pupils and we are confident that the action plan that she has developed with her staff and Highland Council officers will address the important areas that Education Scotland has identified as requiring development. 

“The Highland Council Quality Improvement Team will work closely with the school as it continues to enhance the curriculum and classroom experience at Alness Academy.  We would like to thank the school’s staff, pupils and their parents for their involvement in the Education Scotland visit and for their ongoing support of the school, and we look forward to Education Scotland Inspectors seeing further significant improvements when they revisit Alness Academy in the future.”

5 May 2015
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