Minister marks excellent inspection

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MEARNS primary school has received recognition from Holyrood following an outstanding Education Scotland inspection report.

As reported in The Extra last month, the Newton Mearns school and its nursery class received a glowing report from a recent Education Scotland inspection.

Out of eight quality indicators, Mearns primary received seven excellent and one very good evaluations.

Inspectors marked the nursery children as highly motivated and enthusiastic.

The primary children were praised for positive attitudes to learning, and it was noted that they were offered a wide range of experiences beyond the classroom.

Bill Maxwell, chief executive of Education Scotland, congratulated pupils and staff on an “oustanding” inspection.

The school was last week visited by minister for children and young people, MSP Alasdair Allan, who added:”What comes through very strongly is the success that staff have had in inspiring pupils.

“The importance of this should never be underestimated and the entire Mearns primary community should be proud that they have laid such strong foundations for children’s education from the outset.”