Inspection of Oaklands School and Nursery Class, Edinburgh City Council

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Key strengths of the school

Happy, motivated children who enjoy their learning. 

  • The highly effective partnership working between teachers, support staff and partner agencies to meet children’s and young people’s needs. 
  • The positive impact of the MOVE programme and the total communication environment on children’s and young people’s confidence and independence. 
  • Approaches to meeting the complex needs of children and young people with visual impairment. 
  • The leadership of the headteacher to ensure the best possible provision for children and young people. 

We discussed with staff and The City of Edinburgh Council how they might continue to improve the school and nursery class. This is what we agreed with them. 

  • Further develop the curriculum in line with national advice.
  • Continue to develop monitoring and tracking procedures to analyse and improve outcomes for children and young people. 
  • Review the nursery environment and outdoor area to improve outcomes for children.

What happens at the end of the inspection?

We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision. We are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements. As a result, we will make no further evaluative visits in connection with this inspection. During the inspection, we identified aspects of innovative practice which we would like to explore further. We shall work with the school and The City of Edinburgh Council to record the innovative practice and share it more widely.

Editors’ note

Copies of the full published letter and quality indicators (as applicable) are available on the school's report page on the Education Scotland website.

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