Argyll and Bute schools are given good report
Education inspectors have paid another visit to Argyll and Bute’s schools and were so impressed that they are not coming back.
HM Inspectors of Education made their fifth visit to the council area in less than two years in October, having reported from their previous one in May that positive progress was being made.
The department has now praised the area for its ‘significant improvements’ to the quality of children’s achievements and attendance.
And it has announced that the area is operating to such a high standard that no subsequent visits in connection with the original inspection, which was in March 2017, will take place.
A report by the inspectors said: ‘At the broad general education stages, data provided by the authority indicates that attainment has improved from 2016 to 2018 in several important measures. The attainment of children and young people in reading, writing, listening and talking has improved at almost every stage which is measured – P1, P4, P7 and S3.
‘There are important improvements in numeracy too, particularly at the primary stages. Across the authority, staff have worked well together to ensure that teachers are making more confident and accurate judgements of pupils’ progress.
‘Over recent years, the attendance of pupils at primary, secondary and special schools has been higher than the national average.