Excellent education report

Milngavie Primary HMI
Milngavie Primary HMI

Milngavie Primary School and nursery have been given a glowing report from Education Scotland, after an inspection in May this year.

The report shows that the school and nursery have continued to improve their performance and provide a very good learning experience for the children.

Convener of Education, Councillor Eric Gotts, said: “This great report recognises the tremendous hard work and commitment of the headteacher and her team.

“Also the positive relationships between staff and pupils and the high levels of literacy, numeracy and wide-ranging skills gained by the children.”

The staff are described as ‘hardworking, conscientious and clearly committed to improving the school; readily sharing their skills and expertise with each other and working closely together to implement new initiatives’.

It also says the headteacher, Linda Murphy, is very experienced and strongly committed to providing the best quality of education and care, supported very well by the depute head teachers and principal teacher.

Councillor Gotts, added: “I am always struck by the wonderful atmosphere in Milngavie Primary and Nursery.

“It is a very welcoming and happy place and the children are extremely polite and well behaved.”

Headteacher, Linda Murphy, said: “We pride ourselves on providing a stimulating and challenging curriculum offering varied and innovative learning experiences.

“We strive to nurture a passion and enthusiasm for learning within our pupils and the development of skills and creativity to enable them to reach their full potential and become successful, confident, caring and responsible citizens.

“We are delighted that this report affirms these learning experiences as strong practice.”

The report’s key strengths were: polite, confident and articulate children who demonstrate a great appetite for learning, a staff team who work well together to continually improve children’s learning experiences, good use of the outdoors to promote learning across the curriculum and well planned support for children as they move onto P1 and S1.