Tweedbank school praised

Tweedbank Primary School.
Tweedbank Primary School.
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School-wide improvements have been praised by inspectors after a visit to Tweedbank Primary.

Members of HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) visited the school in September and have highlighted a number of important strengths in a letter to parents, published today (Tues, Oct 28).

These include children developing a pride in their school and speaking positively about their learning and achievements; children’s behaviour significantly improving and staff being more confident implementing positive approaches to behaviour management.

Learning experiences across the primary stage are consistently good and staff are now providing more challenging activities and developing children’s thinking skills

The standard of writing is also improving well say inspectors and children are developing skills in a progressive way.

Staff have also improved their approaches to curriculum planning and provided children with relevant and meaningful contexts for learning

Inspector Susan Gow said: “As a result of the support from Scottish Borders Council, the clear vision of the headteacher, the effective teamwork of the staff, the supportive parent council and wider parent forum and children’s positive attitudes to learning, Tweedbank Primary School is well placed to ensure further improvements in its work.”