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Lochies School Inspection

Published on:


August 2016

An inspection by Education Scotland at Lochies School has found there is a very positive ethos throughout the school and that children are treated with respect. Children recognise that the school is helping them to be more confident and staff encourage them to do their best.

Lochies is a school for nursery and primary children who have severe and complex additional support needs. The school was inspected in May and the inspection report was published today.

This inspection found the following key strengths:
- Confident and happy children who are enthusiastic about learning
- The teamwork of staff and their partnerships with other professionals to meet the individual needs of children
- Communication with parents and the support offered to them through the home school liaison service
- The school's values, vision and aims and how these result in high quality relationships between children and staff
- The effective leadership of the senior management team

The inspectors discussed with staff how they might continue to improve the school. They agreed to:

- Continue to develop approaches to tracking and monitoring children's attainment and achievements
- Continue to further develop the curriculum to ensure continued progression, challenge and enjoyment

Inspectors are satisfied with the overall quality of provision, and will not be making any further visits in connection with the inspection.

Spokesperson for Education Cllr George Matchett said: "This is an extremely positive report which highlights the excellent work of staff and the wider school community. Well done to everyone involved, and I know that the school will be working hard to maintain these high standards and to continue to make improvements in the future."