West Barns Primary School moves forward after its inspection

West Barns Primary School, East Lothian

West Barns Primary School, East Lothian

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Work is ongoing to carry out improvements at West Barns Primary School following a report from an education watchdog.

Joan MacKay, HM Inspector, said children were developing good skills in literacy and numeracy in each class but added that there was still “significant room” to improve on current levels of attainment.

She commented that the school had enthusiastic children who were keen to learn and wanted to learn more, adding: “Overall from P1 to P7 children are developing good skills as learners.”

Other key strengths were: the quality of outdoor learning experienced by the nursery class; committed, reflective and resilient staff; parents who were able and willing to support the school.

It was noted that head teacher Gill Whitman took up post in August last year following “an unsettled four year period of changing leaderships”.

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