Paisley Grammar School excels after results of an inspection report, published by Education Scotland, highlights the positive relationship between its pupils and the staff.
Following a visit last November, the school was evaluated as ‘good’ for its learning, teaching assessment, raising attainment and overall achievements.
Janice Levens, head teacher of Paisley Grammar was highly praised, along with the school’s senior team, for their sense of direction and priorities towards pupils.
After the glowing report, Levens said: ”We are very pleased with the report and would like to thank all of those involved in the work of the school – our pupils, staff, parents and partners.
“It recognises the very positive relationships we have with pupils and the work we do to provide our pupils with the best possible learning experience.
“Our aim is to continue improving our work and improving the outcomes for the young people of Paisley Grammar School.”
The inspection team recognised the schools progress when it comes to establishing its values and celebrating its diverse community.
Sixth Year Paisley Grammar pupil Emily said: “I like how diverse the school is, there’s many people with different backgrounds and cultures. We’ve had a few world food festivals and a modern language day so I like how they embrace the many cultures the school has. “
The staff who work within the flexible learning resource were praised for their effort to provide a safe and nurturing environment that re-engages young people in learning.
The Parent Teacher Council at the school was reported to make great progress in strengthening the relationship between the school’s staff, parent and family members.
The school is encouraged to continue offering high-quality learning and to further develop its assessment process, to allow pupils to be aware of their strengths and areas they need to improve on.
Councillor Jim Paterson, Education and Children’s Services convener, said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to Head Teacher Janice Levens and to all staff at Paisley Grammar for the fantastic work they are doing, which is reflected in this strong inspection report.”
Meanwhile, Renfrewshire schools are continuing to deliver high-quality learning and teaching, with more S5 pupils gaining five or more Highers in last summer’s exam results, and more S4 pupils achieving three or more National 5s than in 2017.