Members of Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee were told that the school received a “very good” rating in five key areas: improvements in performance, learner’s experiences, meeting learning needs, the cirriculum and improvement through self-evaluation. The inspection, which was carried out in May 2016, found that the school had “very confident, sociable children who enjoy being at Bervie Primary School and value the wide opportunities for learning provided by the school”.
Speaking at the meeting, Area Committee Chair Carl Nelson said: “We see a lot of these reports but this one was excellent. Now other schools know who to look to for advice on how to get it right. Well done.”
Councillor Ian Mollison said: “I’ve seen many of these reports over the years, and to get the quality of this is something to be proud of.”
Councillor Alison Evison said: “Congratualtions to parents, staff and pupils.”
Bervie head teacher, Susan Smith, addressed the committee. She said: “We have a very good school community and that is what got us gradings as good as this. You can’t do it on your own, it was genuinely a team effort. We all share the same vision and when I say everyone, I mean parents, staff and pupils. Everyone is familiar with our values and the children can talk about their learning and take responsibility for it - I think that is a big part of it.”