LYNBURN Primary School and Nursery has received a good report card after an inspection from Education Scotland.

They were in Dunfermline earlier this year and highlighted a number of "key strengths".

In the report, the inspectors praised the "highly effective leadership of the headteacher" and said her relentless focus on improving outcomes for all was supporting children to make progress in learning. 

They noted that all staff have "developed nurturing and respectful relationships with children" and "created inclusive and positive environments for learning".  

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And they found "children who are welcoming, friendly, resilient and proud of their school".

The inspectors added: "They lead important aspects of school improvement with enthusiasm and ambition to make their school better."

There was also good feedback for the nursery, where children's needs "are well met". 

Two areas of improvement were identified, with Education Scotland stating that Lynburn should  review their approaches to planning and assessment to ensure all children receive learning which is planned at the right level of difficulty.

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In the school, inspectors wanted staff to focus on continuing to raise the attainment of all children in literacy and numeracy.

Lynburn headteacher, Louise Mcilhatton, told the Press: "I am delighted with the recent report published and the positive comments throughout.

"We are encouraged by the strengths that were identified, including strong relationships, nurturing learning environments and spaces and consistency in approaches to learning and teaching, and we will continue to build on these moving forward. 

"This is down to the hard work, commitment and dedication of the staff team, our children and the whole school community. 

"We very much value the partnerships we have with other services that support our children. 

"We are thrilled that our work on nurture, relationships and behaviour has been recognised and will be shared wider as sector-leading practice." 

She said the areas for improvement aligned with issues already identified through a self-evaluation processes and "we will prioritise those in the new school session".

Sarah Else, Fife Council’s education manager, said: “Everyone involved with Lynburn Primary School should be very proud of this report.

"It is great to see the strong leadership of the school recognised together with the commitment of the whole staff team to continuously improving the support for all children.

"I'd also like to highlight the important role the children of Lynburn PS have played in supporting the improvement journey of the school - well done to them all."