Month: February 2019

West Barns Primary School Focused Review Feedback

Well done to all at TEAM West Barns! The feedback from our recent school review reflects the hard work of all our school community. The Primary School’s key strengths have been identified as:

Consistent, high quality learning and teaching within a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Confident, articulate and caring children who are proud of their school.

Shared Leadership is embedded across the school community and ensures continuous improvement leading to improved outcomes for learners.

The dynamic leadership of the Head Teacher has built capacity within the school with leadership at all levels.

West Barns School Review Feedback

And the key strengths of our Nursery are:

The nursery environment is caring, nurturing and motivating. Children and families are made to feel welcome and the areas within the nursery provide spaces for creativity, exploration, quiet time and social opportunities. The layout meets the needs of the learners and promotes fun, learning and independence.

Staff make good use of children’s ideas and interests to shape the learning environment and experiences. They encourage curiosity through the use of questions and comments and will actively extend children’s thinking in a responsive and timely manner.

Staff are engaging with current guidance and the East Lothian Frameworks to develop the learning, teaching and assessment cycle in a way that monitors and supports progress across the curriculum.

The children are passionate, motivated and engaged in their learning. They have strong relationships which both support and challenge the learning of their peers.