Grove earns positive report

LABOUR’S education spokesperson in Dundee, Ferry councillor Laurie Bidwell said is delighted at the positive report achieved by Grove Academy following a visit by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools earlier in the year.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “On Tuesday, Education Scotland published the report on the inspection of Grove Academy by Her Majesty’s Inspectors.

“In a very positive report they concluded that the facility had shown several key strengths.”

These included: progress made by the headteacher and senior management team in unlocking the school’s potential for growth; the commitment of staff and partners to providing the range of opportunities for young people to learn and achieve; attainment at S5/S6; and responsible, courteous and confident young people.

HMIE also discussed with staff and the education authority how they might continue to improve the school.

What was agreed was to ensure the wider support team works together better to provide a high quality support service for all young people; to continue to develop all young people as independent learners; and to continue to use rigorous self-evaluation to create more consistency in approaches to learning across the school.

Mr Bidwell concluded: “I wish to congratulate the head teacher, his staff and the pupils for such a positive report.

“They have clearly earned the confidence of inspectors that the school can be confidently left to make progress on the issues identified by HMIE.”