Jedburgh school earns praise

Parkside Primary School and nursery, Jedburgh.
Parkside Primary School and nursery, Jedburgh.

Parkside Primary School in Jedburgh has been praised by inspectors for the quality of education being provided across both the school and nursery.

Education Scotland’s inspection report highlights team work shown by staff and a “supportive and caring ethos“.

Head teacher, George Gilchrist said: “We welcome the inspection report and the fact that our pupils are seen to be confident individuals, responsible citizens, effective contributors and successful learners in so many ways. We are proud of them all and the contributions they each make.

“We are particularly pleased that the inspectors have recognised the nurturing, supportive ethos of the school where children feel happy and safe.

“This has always been one of our key measures of performance. We benefit from a very supportive school community and this has had positive impacts for all our learners.

“I am also pleased that the commitment and team work by all the staff who work in the school has been identified as a strength.”

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

○Improve the curriculum to ensure there is progression in all aspects of learning in order to enable children to attain as highly as possible.

○Develop school wide approaches to assessing and tracking children’s learning, supporting them to understand their own progress and achievement.