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Renfrew High School

Renfrew High School goes from strength to strength

Renfrew High has received a glowing report after inspectors from Education Scotland visited the school.

The report, published this week, outlines the schools key strengths, which include the strong leadership of school improvement to build a positive culture for all young people and the commitment of all staff to promoting positive and nurturing relationships across the school.

The school was also praised for its approach to looking after pupil's wellbeing and ensuring that their needs are met. Another key strength noted by inspectors was the very positive environment within the Pupil Support area for young people, especially those with additional needs.

Renfrew High also saw an improvement in the number of pupils achieving Higher passes and the inspectors, who visited in February, said:  "The headteacher and his senior team are highly committed to driving the school forward. The strong vision of the headteacher in putting young people at the centre of the work of the school has been an on-going focus for school leaders and is driving the agenda for improvement."

Headteacher Billy Burke said: "We are delighted with the report which shows the strong commitment of staff, pupils, and parents to work together towards ongoing improvement. The increasingly positive attainment and achievement of our learners was recognised, but most pleasingly for me was the recognition for how the wellbeing of our young people is at the heart of everything we do.

"We believe strongly that you can't learn and achieve if you're not at your best.

"It also noted how positively young people think about their school and that they really believe in our values of care, fairness, respect and trust.

"I would like to thank all members of the school community for the positive part they play in our success, and we now look forward to continuing to drive improvement for our young people."

Education and Children's Services convener, Councillor Jim Paterson, who visited the school this week said: "It's clear from the inspection report and also on visiting Renfrew High, how important the wellbeing of the young people who come here is taken.

"This is hugely important in ensuring that they have the most positive start in life possible to able to fulfil their potential.

"There have also been improvements in attainment across the board and I have no doubt that the school will continue to go from strength to strength."

The Education Scotland inspection team said that it was confident the school would continue to improve and there are no other visits planned in connection with this inspection.



Article published 21 May, 2018

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