Quality of education praised at Denholm Primary School

Denholm Primary School near Hawick, The Scottish Borders.
Denholm Primary School near Hawick, The Scottish Borders.

An inspectors’ report on Denholm Primary School, released today, has stated that the children are happy in school, and proud of their school and the community.

The HM Inspectorate of Education’s (HMIe) report on Denholm Primary School released today acknowledges the wealth of experience afforded to pupils through class and partnership working.

The inspectors identified several important strengths of the school, including:

Children are polite, well behaved and very respectful of staff, their school and the community.

A high-quality learning environment is provided both indoors and outdoors.

Effective work with partners provides children with very good sporting and cultural experiences.

Teamwork across the school and the learning community.

Head teacher, Mrs Morag McCreadie said: “I am delighted that the inspectors have recognised our polite and respectful children, who are enthusiastic, diligent learners. Our children shared with them their enjoyment of school and learning, and highlighted many aspects including the Forest Schools work and various sporting successes.

“Inspectors recognised the work we have undertaken in developing aspects of our curriculum and we will now continue that further. They also highlighted the strong ethos of team work throughout the school and the wider community. We are looking forward to working with our children, their families and our other partners to further improve that learning experience for our young people.”

Scottish Borders Council and the school have agreed with the inspectors to continue to make improvements in the following areas:

Continue to develop the curriculum so that learning is deep, relevant and challenging and is of a consistently high quality through the school.

Ensure that approaches to self-evaluation result in improvements for children at all stages.