PUPILS and staff at an East Renfrewshire school are celebrating after receiving a glowing report card from inspectors.

An Education Scotland inspection took place at Giffnock Primary School and Nursery in January, when inspectors evaluated services across a wide range of areas.

In their report, they identified particular strengths of the school, which included the leadership of the headteacher and the cohesive nature of the staff group.

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Inspectors also found that children benefitted from positive and supportive relationships within the school’s community, a sense of pride within themselves and a strong pupil-to-pupil support network.

Giffnock Primary headteacher Rob Lawson said: “I am delighted with the outcome of this inspection, which makes it clear that children are being supported to learn and achieve their very best.

“It’s especially pleasing that the report praises the children for being confident, courteous and articulate – all of our pupils really are a credit to our school and their parents.”

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The school received two evaluations of ‘very good’ for raising attainment and achievement and ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion, with a further two ‘good’ evaluations for leadership of change and learning, teaching and assessment.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, convener for education and equalities, said: “To receive such a glowing report is testament to the hard work of the pupils, staff, parents and wider school community.”