A GLASGOW school’s “caring and inclusive learning environment” has been singled out by inspectors after a recent visit.
The Education Scotland team praised Mount Florida Primary in a number of key areas, including the “strong focus staff have on creating positive relationships and promoting the wellbeing of all across the school and nursery.”
They added: “This creates a caring and inclusive learning environment where striving for equity is a key feature.
“Staff work very well together as a team across the school and nursery. They welcome opportunities for professional learning to improve their practice and have a positive impact on children.”
The report also commended the “highly effective leadership” of headteacher Caroline Gibson and added: “Together with the depute headteacher, she builds confidence and empowers staff across the school and nursery to lead change and improvement very well.”
Caroline said: “We are absolutely delighted with our inspection report. It reflects the hard work and commitment of our staff, children, families and partners across the school and nursery.
“We feel the report captures the ethos and strengths of the whole school community. We are very proud of everyone involved.”
Inspectors found children across the school and nursery were “polite, engaged and motivated in their learning” and the report noted: “They embrace the wide range of quality learning experiences provided by staff.”
Children in the nursery were found to have made “very good progress” in their learning.
Two areas for improvement were identified and discussed with the headteacher and a representative from Glasgow City Council. The school was advised it should continue to raise attainment and achievement for children in the primary stages and develop approaches to tracking children’s progress in the school and nursery.
Councillor Christina Cannon, the city’s education convener, said: “This is a very good report.
“I loved the fact that everyone in the school community is committed to the school’s shared vision to prepare children for a more diverse, sustainable and equitable world and this is embedded in all learning.
“The focus on wellbeing at the school is a thread that runs throughout the report and is highlighted several times as good practice by inspectors in the impact it is having on children’s learning.
“Congratulations on a wonderful report.”
The full report is available on the Education Scotland website.