Jan 28 2009 by Kaiya Marjoribanks, Stirling Observer Wednesday
PROGRESS at Riverside Primary School has been judged “very good” by schools inspectors.
A recent report following up a visit by HMI inspectors in February 2007 identified a number of particular strengths at the school.
These included the management team’s “shared vision” on how to improve the school, plus systems for monitoring and tracking children’s progress in their learning and school improvement.
The involvement of staff in continuing professional development and “whole school” development of active learning were raised as examples of good practice.
The inspectors also added: “Very good progress has been made since the last inspection.
“The school now performs well overall. In some areas significant progress has been made with examples of good practice in teaching and learning. The curriculum has been improved and children’s needs are being well met.
“There is a strong commitment by staff and the authority to continue to improve. The school has strengthened the arrangements for evaluating its work.’’