EDUCATION Scotland has acknowledged strong leadership and high standards at Fountainhall Primary School and Nursery in a report published on January 24.

During their visit in November last year, inspectors talked to parents/carers and young people and worked closely with the headteacher and her staff.

Under the effective leadership of Headteacher and principal teacher, the inspectors found that the wellbeing of children is central to the work of all.

As a result of their shared vision for the nursery class and school, all staff have a clear focus on supporting all children to achieve their full potential.

The strong sense of teamwork is resulting in an inclusive, family ethos.

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The school is maintaining high standards in the teaching of literacy across the nursery class and school. Children at all stages are making very good progress in this area of learning.

Inspectors also noted happy, articulate and confident children who are very proud of their nursery class and school. They have increasing ownership of their learning and show respect, empathy and kindness to each other.

The very successful approaches to meeting the learning needs of all children in the multi-stage composite class. The skilled senior leaders, teachers and support staff work together closely to provide a nurturing and highly motivating learning environment for children.

Inspectors encouraged the school to continue to take forward plans to refresh the unique curriculum offer for learners at Fountainhall, with a focus on developing children’s skills for learning, life and work.

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And also to raise attainment in numeracy and mathematics, ensuring that all children are supported and challenged to make the best possible progress.

Headteacher, Susan Anderson, said: “I am delighted with this strong inspection report. I would personally like to thank our pupils, parents/carers, partners and local community. I am so proud of the hard work and dedication our staff show in their approach to the teaching and learning and wellbeing of our pupils. We showcased our great school and are very proud of our achievements.”

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Fountainhall Parent Council Chair, Kathleen Lofthouse, added: “I am delighted by the outcome of the inspection. The result reflects the hard work our school's dedicated teaching staff carry out every day to ensure that our children not only receive a high level of education but that they become happy, confident learners.”

Inspectors are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.