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Strong leadership from the headteacher and collaborative efforts of staff, who work seamlessly together, placing children at the centre have been highlighted as strengths in a recent Education Scotland HMI report.

The Inspectors visited the school in November 2023 and in all measures used to judge how well the school is performing, Hallglen Primary school was found to be consistently very good and good across all four performance indicators.

The report published in January 2024 highlighted a number of strengths which include:

  • The Headteacher along with senior leaders provide strong, highly effective leadership and direction with a clear focus on ensuring children’s wellbeing and meeting the needs of families
  • Digital technology is used creatively across all stages and has received a national Digital Schools Award for this work
  • Most children are attaining expected national standards in literacy, English, numeracy and mathematics
  • All children are happy, settled and motivated to learn.

Inspectors noted that children at Hallglen Primary take pride in their school and display enthusiasm for learning and reflecting the school’s core values. They also commended the school for providing a wide range of high quality digital learning opportunities which enhance children’s skills for life, learning and work.

Councillor Ian Sinclair, spokesperson for Education said: “Staff, parents and pupils have to be congratulated for their hard work, commitment and contribution to the whole school community.

“Inspectors were very impressed with all aspects of the learning, teaching and wider opportunities provided for all pupils.

“The school has an excellent teaching team in place who fully encourage pupils to realise their full potential.”

Morag Carson, Headteacher of Hallglen Primary school added: “We are delighted to receive the positive HMI report, affirming the dedication and collaborative efforts of our staff at Hallglen Primary.

“Our focus on children's wellbeing and our commitment to creating a positive learning environment are testament to the hard work of everyone in our school community.

“We are proud of the achievements noted, including our innovative use of digital technology, attainment in national standards, and the overall happiness, settlement, and motivation of our pupils. As we move forward, we remain committed to continuous improvement, building on our successes, and providing a holistic and well-rounded educational experience that extends beyond the classroom into the local community and outdoor spaces."

Inspectors identified a few areas for continuing improvement which have already been correctly identified and are currently being taken forward by the school.