THERE were gold stars for Colquhoun Park Primary School and Nursery following recent inspections.
External examiners gave the Bearsden school an excellent mark and noted a number of particular strengths.
These included children’s enthusiasm for learning and their pride in the school, the inclusive ethos and robust approaches to meeting children’s needs in the nursery and across the school and the leadership of senior managers in implementing change.
Team work between staff at the nursery and primary school was also very effective and there were innovative systems for assessing and tracking children’s progress in order to ensure greater achievements.
Inspectors from the Education Scotland Inspectorate were satisfied with the overall quality of provision.
Anne Dalziel, headteacher of the school, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our report and are delighted that it was shown that the children enjoy school and are highly motivated to learn.
“It is testament to the hard work and partnership of all staff, pupils and parents.”
A spokesperson from the Inspectorate said: “We are confident that the school’s self evaluation processes are leading to improvements.
“As a result, we will make no further evaluative visits in connection with this inspection.”
Education convener Councillor Eric Gotts said: “This is an excellent report for the school and nursery.
“The school has demonstrated that it offers its pupils an excellent education in a caring and supportive environment.
“I am delighted with the hard work and dedication of the staff, pupils and parents in providing a broad balanced education for pupils and I am sure they will work to build upon the great feedback they have received and strive towards making the improvements stated in the report.”
The school and nursery were inspected in June this year and out of the 10 points assessed received eight very goods and two excellent.