Crudie Primary School praised in inspection

Staff are being praised following a recent inspection of an Aberdeenshire school.

Education Scotland graded both learning, teaching and assessment and raising attainment and achievement as “good” when inspectors visited Crudie Primary School. Leadership of change and ensuring wellbeing, equity and inclusion were not assessed during this inspection.

The report found that pupils were confident, polite and respectful, they are proud of their school community and are skilled in many aspects of digital learning.

The school’s staff and head teacher were commended too for working very well together and for knowing pupils and their families extremely well.

Inspectors found that the school should continue to forward plan to raise standards in attainment in literacy and numeracy and that staff should continue to develop high quality learning experiences for linking skills in learning, life and work.

Cllr Gillian Owen, Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee chair, said: “This is a really pleasing inspection. It is great to hear that the children are enjoying their learning and have achieved a great deal. It is also satisfying to see the school’s headteacher and staff receiving positive feedback from the inspectors for their teamwork and the care and attention they devote to each pupil. We recognise the areas for ongoing improvement and look forward to working with the school to meet the recommendations.”

Committee vice chair, Cllr Mark Findlater, said: “I would like to congratulate Crudie School on this inspection. It is very welcome to see both pupils and staff being commended by the inspectors.”