Primary school and nursery get a glowing report card

Killermont Primary School, Bearsden.
Killermont Primary School, Bearsden.

It was a big thumbs up for Killermont Primary and Nursery in Bearsden following a visit from the inspector late last year.

They achieved ratings of very good or good in all areas evaluated by the Education Scotland inspectors, who were impressed by what they saw and heard from staff, pupils and parents. The report lists the following key strengths:

Children’s attainment in reading, writing, numeracy and mathematics

Enthusiastic/motivated children who are eager to learn

Staff teamwork and their commitment to continuing school improvement

The engagement of parents and partners to improve children’s learning

Strong and very effective leadership of the head teacher ably supported by her senior management team

Innovative practice in the use of the wellbeing indicators of GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child)

Head teacher Elspeth Smith said: “This report is thanks to the efforts of many people. I want to thank all the staff at Killermont for their hard work, commitment and dedication. I am thrilled that it has been recognised by inspectors.

“Pupils show great motivation and enthusiasm every day in everything they do and are so keen to learn and participate in school life. Support from parents and the wider community is vital to the success of any school so I’d like to pay tribute to everyone who helps us do our job. This inspection confirms that Killermont is a ‘can do, will do’ school.”

East Dunbartonshire’s education convener, Eric Gotts, said: “The staff are developing a curriculum which builds children’s self-confidence and skills to prepare them well for life in the 21st century.”