Staff at Logie Primary School have received praise from education inspectors.
Following a visit earlier this year, inspectors have highlighted multiple strengths within the school, including “innovative and purposeful leadership of the headteacher”, “strength of partnership working which impacts positively on children’s learning experiences” and “imaginative use of the environments for learning indoors and outside”.
Education Scotland also commented on “happy, articulate children who are eager to learn and who enjoy their leadership roles in the school”.
Two areas of improvement have been identified, including continuing to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy, and the school’s approaches to assessing and tracking children’s progress, including their wider, personal achievements.
Raising attainment and achievement
Overall the school was evaluated as “good” and “very good” for quality indicators including leadership of change; learning, teaching and assessment; raising attainment and achievement; and ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.
Chair of Moray Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Cllr Sonya Warren, congratulated the school staff for their hard work.
“I’m thrilled to read such a positive report for Logie Primary School. With education inspectors noting the happiness of the pupils, the dedication of the staff and the quality of leadership, it proves the school is doing everything it can to provide the best learning experiences for its young people, and that staff and pupils are benefiting from this approach.
“We’ll continue to work with the school community and take the advice from Education Scotland to monitor pupils’ achievements and strive to raise attainment.”
Moray’s SNP MSP has also welcomed the report and said, “The staff at Logie Primary deserve huge credit for this very positive inspection report.
“There’s clearly a lot of good work being done by the teachers and staff to ensure the kids have a positive learning environment, which is really helping them to develop their skills.
“Pupils at Logie were praised for the attitude to learning and the whole community can be very proud of what’s being achieved at one of Moray’s smaller schools.”
MP Douglas Ross also congratulated the staff and children of Logie Primary School
Douglas visited the school and said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the school and it was great to see the obvious pleasure and pride that the children took in showing me around. It was quite clear that the children are thriving in a warm and caring environment and I am not in the least surprised to see this confirmed in the report from the inspectors of Education Scotland. I would like to offer my congratulations to the teaching staff, children, parents and carers for this achievement.”