Primary school marked highly in new inspection

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School inspectors were so impressed at the use of digital learning being used at Gordon Primary School they want to see it shared more widely.

Education Scotland is currently trying out new approaches to school inspections, and when inspectors visited Gordon Primary School in June this year, staff and parents were told thatthis visit was to be one of those.

Eight areas of school life were looked at and all received either a good or very good evaluation.

Inspectors were happy with the level of education and care they witnessed at Gordon Primary School and nursery, and their report, published this week, was particularly complimentary about the school’s innovative practice when it comes to digital learning.

“During the inspection, we identified an aspect of innovative practice, regarding the use of digital learning with children, which we would like to explore further,” said Elizabeth Paterson, one of the inspectors.

“We shall work with the school and Scottish Borders Council to record the innovative practice and share it more widely.”

The report identified the school’s strengths: confident, articulate children who enjoy learning; a supportive and inclusive ethos across the nursery and school; the staff team work well together to improve children’s learning experiences; and effective leadership of the acting headteacher resulting in improved approaches to learning and teaching for all children.

The school was advised to continue developing the curriculum and the attainment of all children.