Bearsden Primary School’s back on track

Bearsden Primary
Bearsden Primary

Bearsden Primary School has made improvements after previously being heavily criticised by school inspectors.

A report by Education Scotland last September had graded the East Dunbartonshire school as ‘weak’ for the curriculum and self-improvement.

But, a follow-up inspection has now concluded the school has made significant progress under a new head teacher.

The report states: “Children are benefiting from the challenges set by staff through high expectations and taking greater responsibilities.

“They are actively involved in their learning and enjoy positive relationships with staff. High quality teaching approaches are now more consistent.

“Across all stages in the school, we are pleased almost all children are now making strong progress overall. The increased expectations and improved planning for learning has led to very good progress in numeracy and literacy.”