Aug 19 2010 By Lauren Crooks
Sandaig Primary School
STAFF and pupils at a Glasgow primary school are celebrating the city's best EVER inspection report.
Sandaig Primary, in Barlanark, were awarded four excellent ratings and one very good assessment by the Inspectorate of Education.
Moira McArthur, who has been Sandaig headteacher for 17years, was full of praise for everyone involved.
She said: "I am delighted with the outcome of our recent inspection.
"Our children and staff work very hard and we are well supported by our pupils' parents.
"I have enjoyed celebrating our success with our children.
"Sandaig is a great school and it is our aim to continue to do our best for all of our children."
The Scottish Government's education officials graded the school as excellent on improvements in performance - the first timeaGlasgowschoolhas beenawarded this accolade.
Learners' experiences, meeting learning needs and pupils' improvement through self-evaluation were also rated excellent.
And Sandaig's curriculum achieved a rating of very good.
The school's strengths were also highlighted, with inspectors giving particular mention to the "motivated and confident children who respect each other and are proud of their school".
Staff were praised for their "effective teaching which provides children with challenging and enriched learning experiences".
Bailie Jean McFadden, Glasgow City Council's executive member for education, said: "This is an outstanding report and a fine example of the calibre of teaching in schools.
"I am extremely proud of the headteacher and her staff, the young people and their parents.
"I am sure Sandaig's success will inspire all our schools to aim for similarly outstanding reports."