Councillors to run rule over Portsoy school report

Fraserburgh's Community and Sports Centre.
Fraserburgh's Community and Sports Centre.

Banff and Buchan councillors will discuss a recent inspection report of Portsoy’s primary school at their area committee meeting on Tuesday, June 17.

The school had been inspected as part of a national sample of primary and nursery education, evaluating key aspects of the pupils’ learning and achievements, the curriculum, and the extent to which staff and young people are actively involved in improving their school community.

It was found that the strengths of the school were as follows: polite, articulate, enthusiastic children who are proud of their school; progress in numeracy and mathematics at the primary stages; community links which enhance children’s learning experiences, and the head teacher’s clear knowledge and understanding of the school’s strengths and areas to improve.

However, inspectors found that experiences and achievements in the nursery, the pace of curriculum development, the arrangements of self-evaluation from the students, and the system to review children’s progress were areas in need of improvement.

The report, prepared by Jill Hutchison, the headteacher at the school, will come before councillors at the 9:30am meeting on Tuesday at the Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre.