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Caithness News Bulletins January 2003

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The quality of learning and teaching at Keiss Primary School, Caithness, together with the overall quality of attainment and the good leadership of the head teacher, Mrs Maureen Miller, are commended in an HMIE report issued today.   Also highlighted are the school's good links with the community and partnership with parents; the very good support given to all pupils and the good quality of accommodation and resources.   The report recognises that the committed teachers set high expectations of pupils' attainment and strive to create a good ethos and a welcoming and caring atmosphere.

To continue improving on the good work of the school the inspectorate recommend that the head teacher review some of the procedures for planning, assessment and recording.  It was also recommended that the school should identify strategies to improve the work done in technology, problem-solving and some areas of mathematics.

Mr Miller, head teacher, said:  "I was encouraged that the inspectors' report confirms many of the development priorities the staff team had already identified.  I was also pleased that it recognises the hard work that has been done in a short space of time by our relatively new staff team."

Mrs Sue Whitelegge, Keiss School Board Chairperson said: "The Board is pleased with the positive comments from the inspectors.  There are some recommendations which we will support the school in addressing.  Overall, we feel that the report recognises the hard work that all the staff have put into making Keiss School a happy positive and rewarding place for the children to be in."

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