Barassie gains “good” report
The high quality of education at Barassie Primary and Nursery has been officially recognised. A positive inspection report from Education Scotland found that the primary was achieving‘ good’ performance across the board with attainment levels and effective team work highlighted as key strengths.
Inspector Morag Gunion came to her conclusions after discussions with parents, children and new head Linda Clarkson and her staff. Children’s attainment in literacy and English was marked out for praise and good progress being made in numeracy and mathematics.
The report noted: “All staff work well together. They are keen to take forward school improvements and secure positive outcomes for children.”
The understanding that staff have of children as individuals and the strong links which nursery staff have with parents was noted.
The school must deliver more consistent approaches to learning, teaching and assessment as well as better planning. Inspectors also want tracking information to clearly identify trends and patterns and raise attainment of individuals and groups of children more effectively. Councillor William Grant said the results were “encouraging.” He added: “This positive report for Barassie highlights good levels of attainment and strong levels of teamwork, with the learning environment helping to inspire children to reach their maximum.”
Report card Good in all categories