Report recognises work of teachers

Burgh Primary School have been given a good report. L-r, Norah Campbell (p6), Chloe Millar (p1), Ms Jenny Grant (Headteacher), Daniel Ho (p1) and Jaysen Young (p6).

Burgh Primary School have been given a good report. L-r, Norah Campbell (p6), Chloe Millar (p1), Ms Jenny Grant (Headteacher), Daniel Ho (p1) and Jaysen Young (p6).

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A report on Burgh Primary School and Nursery in Galashiels has recognised the quality of education being delivered.

During their visit in March, inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Education found that children were enthusiastic, and eager to learn.

Pupils were also found to be confident at communicating ideas, able to engage readily with staff and visitors and are progressing well with their writing and reading skills. Most children at the primary stages are achieving expected levels of attainment in numeracy and mathematics.

Inspectors found that staff had developed a very positive ethos in the school.

Head Teacher Jenny Grant, who has been in the position just seven months, said: “We are pleased that the many strengths of the school have been recognised and that the inspection team was confident with our direction of travel.

“The next steps identified are in line with the school’s own plans for improvement and it has been acknowledged that Burgh has strong foundations on which to continue providing positive outcomes for all our children and families.

“I would like to take this opportunity thank all of our staff, pupils, parents and friends for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm over the years and in particular, recent months.”

Parent Council chair, Jill Paterson, added: “The parents will be glad to hear the positive feedback contained in the inspection report and I’m confident that where suggestions for improvement have been noted. The staff will take these points forward and continue to improve our children’s learning achievements.”