Standards and Quality Report

Standards and Quality Report (Word document download)


Insch School is a large, rural primary school situated in the village of Insch in Aberdeenshire. The school serves a catchment area that is socially and economically diverse. We presently have 297 P1 -7 pupils and 120 nursery pupils. The school is part of the Huntly schools cluster and pupils transfer to The Gordon Schools, Huntly and Inverurie Academy. There are currently 12 classes and four nursery classes. Our school is led by a relatively new SLT (Mrs Conner, Head Teacher and 2 Deputes, Miss Catlow and Mrs Stirling) and 14 committed class teachers, many of whom are recently qualified. The team are supported by a full time SFL teacher and nurture team who work with a few pupils with high tariff support needs. Our team of 10 part time Pupil Support Assistants support the staff and pupils throughout. Our visiting specialist teachers deliver Music, PE and Art. Our Nursery team comprises our Depute, Mrs Stirling, 2 Early Years Practitioners, 4 Early Years Practitioners and a newly appointed Cluster based Early Years Principal Teacher. The effective running of the school is supported by an Administrator, Clerical Assistant, Janitor and 2 cleaners. This team have worked since August 2014 to lead change and improvement throughout the school and nursery. Children engage in the life of the school through the wide range of lunch time and after school clubs that are offered by school staff allowing pupils to achieve out with the classroom as well as within. The school benefits greatly from a strong and purposeful parental involvement through the Parent Council, PTA and parent volunteers. We aim to be an inclusive school through our nurturing, dyslexic and ASD friendly approaches.