High marks for Rayne North

Staff and pupils at an Aberdeenshire School have been delighted by a positive HMIe report.

Rayne North School in Garioch was visited in November this year by HM Inspectors who looked at various aspects of the primary school to gather quality indicators.

The Primary received very positive feedback regarding the school community, its curriculum, developments in reading and tracking children’s progress.

As a result the inspection highlighted the main key strengths of the school:

• Confident respectful children who enjoy their learning and are proud of their school

• Care and welfare of children within a supportive ethos

• Effective partnerships with parents, partners, local schools and the community

to learning and achievement including the use of the outdoors

• Strong and inclusive leadership of the head teacher, together with the team work of staff, in driving forward school improvements

Aberdeenshire Council’s Director of Education, Learning and Leisure, Maria Walker, said: “I am delighted with this report, and would like to extend my congratulations and thanks to all the staff and pupils at the school who work so hard to make sure it is a great place to learn.

“My thanks also to all the parents, volunteers and groups who regularly give their time to make sure pupils’ learning stretches beyond the school gates.

“We are very proud of the work of our young people and staff in Aberdeenshire.”

Recommendations for improvement by the school and education authority were further develop the curriculum and to improve how a child’s learning and progress is tracked.

It is proposed that the main points for action will be addressed through the

school’s self-evaluation process and Aberdeenshire Council will share the plans with parents.