14 November 2023

Cultercullen School praised by inspectors from Education Scotland

Cultercullen School has been praised by inspectors from Education Scotland.

The report said that headteachers and staff have “established a warm and caring ethos” describing the team as “enthusiastic, supportive and highly committed to securing the best possible outcomes for children”.

The school, near Udny, has children that are “proud of their school and are engaged in their learning” and that they play “an important role in leading change and improvement”.

The report continued: “Almost all children are engaged and interact well during lessons. They work successfully in small groups and are confident and independent learners. Children listen carefully to instructions and are eager to take part in activities.”

The school’s two headteachers were praised for their open-door policy and for prioritising relationships with the 46 children on the school roll and their families. 

The report, which rated the school as 'good' across the board, said: “They have a created a strong sense of community and partnership working with parents, local residents, partner agencies and other organisations. This is helping to improve outcomes for children. 

“All staff understand the significant role of the school in the life of the local community. Feedback from partners and other organisations indicates strong and effective relationships with the school.

“The headteachers consistently involve parents in shaping school policy and planning for school improvement. For example, staff have reviewed and developed systems and processes for reporting to parents to better reflect parents’ views on effective reporting procedures.”

You can read the full report here.