Education Scotland Inspection – November 2022

In November 2022, a team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited Moorfoot Primary School and Childcare Setting. During their visit, they talked to parents/carers and children and worked closely with the headteacher and staff.

The inspection team found the following strengths in our school:

  • The inclusive and caring ethos in the early learning and childcare setting (ELC) and across the primary school. This is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of nurture and the school’s vision, values and aims of learning, inspiration, friendship and enjoyment (LIFE).
  • Children’s skills at all levels in the primary school in using digital technology to enhance and support their learning.
  • Processes for identifying children who may require additional support for learning. The quality and range of support is helping children to overcome barriers to learning.
  • Senior leaders’ and staffs’ commitment to professional learning and to working with partners to develop and implement creative approaches to learning and teaching. This includes the range of strategies to close gaps in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy.

The following areas for improvement were identified and discussed with the headteacher and a representative from Midlothian Council:

  • Continue to develop approaches to assessment and moderation of learning and teaching across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Continue to improve processes for tracking children’s progress in learning in the early learning and childcare setting to ensure continuity across the ELC and school.

Our inspection reports can be found below:

Moorfoot Primary School Inspection Report

Moorfoot ELC Inspection Report

See our report on the Education Scotland website:

Education Scotland Website – Moorfoot Inspection Report