Cumbernauld Primary gets its report card from inspectors

The latest inspection report for Cumbernauld Primary School has been made public.

11-06-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD. Cumbernauld Primary School. Commonwealth Games, Glasgow2014 mascot, Clyde makes his last visit to a school before the start of the games. Beth Gilmour 14 (ex pupil) designed him. Beth is now a pupil at Lenzie Academy. Beth and Clyde are pictured together at the school.

The report, which can be found on the Education Scotland website at, lists the main strengths and weaknesses of the school.

It praises the “motivated and courteous children who demonstrate a pride in their school”, and also says that the school’s methods for identifying and delivering support for children are effective.

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The team ethos in the staff room was also praised, as the teachers and other workers were praised for their “strong and effective teamwork”, particularly where it comes to ensuring children find learning to be a positive experience.

The leadership of the acting headteachers was also praised.

Improvements recommended by the report include ensuring there is a whole school approach to curriciular development, that the work given to children is improved in terms of pace and challenge, and to improve the monitoring of schoolwork and the progress made by children. However, the main report did stress that “overall, we found that your children are learning well”.

The creation of a Bannockburn DVD with local organisation Shakespeare’s Kids was one project highlighted.

To ensure these improvements are implemented, inspectors will continue with follow up work at the school and North Lanarkshire Council will have to provide a progress report to the inspectorate in one year’s time, after which it will be decided if further inspection is necessary.