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Tillicoultry Primary School & Nursery Inspection

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June 2017

An inspection of Tillicoultry PS and Nursery has praised the headteacher's approach to school improvement and a team of staff who have a positive impact on children's health and wellbeing and learning outcomes.

A team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited the school in April, and talked to parents, carers and young people as well as working closely with the headteacher and staff. The inspectors evaluated the school and nursery as 'good' in all aspects - Leadership of change, Learning, Teaching and assessment, Raising attainment and achievement and Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.

A number of strengths were found in the schools work:

- The headteacher's effective approach to school improvement which has been successful in fostering a team approach to securing positive outcomes for children.

- Very well-behaved children who are motivated in their learning as a result of the positive relationships with children fostered by staff.

- The impact on children from the staff focus on improving the health and well-being of children across the school and nursery.

- Personalised achievement opportunities provided by the school and nursery which are extending children's skills.

Areas for improvement were identified and discussed with staff including ensuring remits of promoted staff focused on raising attainment, developing simpler approaches to assessment, sharing good practice in learning and teaching and continuing to raise attainment.

Cllr Les Sharp, Leader of the Council said: "I am pleased to see this positive report for Tillicoultry PS and nursery. Well done to the staff, parents and wider community who work hard to ensure that our young people have the chance to learn well at the nursery and school. We are focused on raising attainment in all our schools in Clackmannanshire, and I know that everyone will be working hard to ensure that progress is made in the areas for improvement and that there is ongoing improvement throughout Tillicoultry Primary."

Inspectors are confident that the school has the capacity to improve and will make no more visits in connection with the inspection.