Linlithgow Academy does not require more visits

Considerable progress has been made at Linlithgow Academy, according to an Educating Scotland report by inspectors. In 2015 a Validated Self-Evaluation was carried out and concluded that progress had been made in the school since its original report in 2014, however it was agreed further inspection was required.

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 1:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th July 2016, 3:07 pm
No further inspections needed at Linlithgow Academy

The most recent visit to Linlithgow Academy shows there is strong leadership and direction in place and that it is paying dividends.

The result means that no further visits are needed to the school.

Inspectors noted: “Partners are now offering a wider range of quality learning programmes which is leading to better outcomes for learners.”

The report said most staff now understand the need to plan and target resources more effectively resulting in better learning opportunities for everyone.

The inspectors added: “English as a second language (ESOL) learners are gaining skills, improving confidence and a few are progressing on to employment.

“Parents attending the Families and Schools Together programme are improving their parenting skills and relating better to their children.”

Executive councillor for culture and leisure Dave King said: “This is a very positive report which highlights the very good progress that is being made on improving learning opportunities and improving life changes for our local communities.”