Culture of Improvement praised at Milne’s High School

A MORAY SECONDARY SCHOOL has been praised by Education inspectors for creating a ‘culture of improvement’.

Milne’s High School in Fochabers was subjected to a recent Education Scotland inspection and in the report, published today, head teacher Trish Cameron and her senior team were praised.

The report said of the staff: “They are providing clear strategic direction and managing change at an appropriate pace.”

Also identified was the collaborative work of all staff – and that led to improvement within the school which had created an “effective culture of self-evaluation”.

Additional support needs pupils were engaged better with their leaning and as a result developed a range of important skills. Areas identified for improvement including involving pupils more directly in planning, leading and evaluating their own learning and shaping school improvement.

The school was rated ‘good’ in two of the measures and ‘satisfactory’ in the remaining two, with inspectors concluding: “We are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and so we will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.”

This morning local councillor Marc Macrae said: “This is an excellent outcome for the school and is of great credit to Trish Cameron and her staff, I am delighted to see that the school is making such marked progress.”