Education Scotland has written to parents at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School in Musselburgh to advise them of the positive outcome of their most recent inspection, which took place in September 2017.

Education Scotland noted the following key strengths:

  • Strong relationships exist between staff and children across the school and nursery, which are based on shared values.
  • In the nursery, children are motivated and confident and are able to make choices about their play, particularly outdoors. Across the primary stages, children are committed to and proud of being part of their school community.
  • The committed staff team, led by the headteacher, work well together in their goal to secure positive outcomes for children. Wellbeing is central to the whole school community, and staff provide a nurturing learning environment where children receive effective support.

Education Scotland – who also reported on Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School Nursery Class, which provides early learning and childcare for children aged three to five years old – has informed the authority that they plan to make no further inspections at the school.

Fiona Robertson, Head of Education, said:

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the school staff and pupils for their hard work in achieving positive outcomes for children and their families. I wish to thank Sarah Ogden in particular, our Head Teacher, for the strength of leadership and commitment that she has shown in recent months for the school to achieve this positive recognition.

“I am pleased to report that Education Scotland have advised us that no further inspections are planned at the school. I am also delighted to report that the school has made good progress with the areas for improvement identified within the report”

Published: Tuesday, 19th June 2018