Johnshaven Primary passes inspection

JOHNSHAVEN Primary has been praised by government inspectors after receiving pass marks during an inspection by HM Inspectorate of Education.

The school, which had a roll of 36 when it was inspected in March, was rated either good or satisfactory in all areas and no more visits are to be made in connection with the inspection.

Strengths highlighted in the report include a strong sense of community at the school, happy children who feel safe and secure and the commitment and enthusiasm of staff. The new headteacher, who was appointed in October of last year was given praise for helping to develop the school.

The report adds: “The school has a clear sense of direction. Under the strong leadership of the recently appointed headteacher, the emphasis on school values has encouraged a renewed sense of purpose.

“Staff, children and parents have contributed to the vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ with the school as a ‘haven’ for the whole learning community.”

Inspectors agreed with the school upon some improvements which could be made, including ensuring that learning consistently provides appropriate levels of challenge and support, and further planning and developing the curriculum, taking account of Curriculum for Excellence.