AN education centre in East Renfrewshire has received a positive inspection report.

Inspectors from Education Scotland visited Braidbar Primary School and Nursery Class in Giffnock in March.

During their visit, they spoke with parents/carers and children and worked closely with the headteacher and staff to make their evaluations.

Publishing their findings recently, the watchdog rated the school and nursery’s work as being “very good” across their “quality indicators.”

For the primary school, the indicators were: learning, teaching, and assessment; and raising attainment and achievement.

While the nurseries were: learning, teaching, and assessment; and securing children’s progress.

In their report, Education Scotland also highlighted several strengths in the school and nursery’s work.

These included that the children were “enthusiastic, confident, and articulate” and they are very proud of their school, and they feel safe, valued, and respected.

They also said there is a strong sense of teamwork and positive relationships across the school and the headteacher’s continued focus on empowering staff, youngsters, and families to lead school improvements is having a positive impact on the outcomes of pupils.

While they also said children have great opportunities to achieve success and they are able to develop a wide range of skills through a variety of real-life learning experiences, and there is a consistent high level of attainment and achievement across the board.

The education facility was also recommended a few areas for improvement, which were discussed with the headteacher and representatives from East Renfrewshire Council.

These were teachers in the school should continue to develop the quality of feedback they provide to children about their learning and staff in the nursery should continue to improve further the use of a range of information to ensure a coherent overview of children’s progress over time across the curriculum.

An East Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “This inspection report for Braidbar Primary School and Nursery Class is very good.

"It highlights the fantastic work which goes on every day at Braidbar, which is testament to the hard work of the pupils, nursery children, staff, parents and wider school and nursery class communities who all work closely to ensure their establishments continue to go from strength to strength.

"The Action Plan is also welcome which acknowledges the areas for improvement, which will further enhance this hard work.”