Bramble Brae was found “weak” on raising attainment in primary, and securing children’s progress at nursery level. Recommendations have been made including developing a “medication policy” with parents for children who need it, and developing clear staff training plans based on personal reviews.
Bramble Brae has recently been allocated an additional £114,000 through pupil equity funding, where money is given direct to the head teacher to help support work to reduce the attainment gap.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has written to council’s chief executive to query what resources are currently focused on the school and ask what more is being done to help the school make improvements.
Mark McDonald MSP said: “Bramble Brae primary was saved from closure thanks to a strong community campaign, so it is crucial that parents and children have the confidence that the school has the appropriate support to deliver high quality education and learning standards.
“Raising attainment is a priority for the Scottish Government across all of Scotland's schools and it is vital that all pupils receive the right support to get the best start in life. It is great to see the hardworking primary staff are ranked ‘good’ on well-being, equality and inclusion, but it is important to ensure the right resources are in place for teachers to get the best literacy and numeracy education for our children.
"Pupil equity funding presents a real opportunity for positive work to support pupil attainment, and I would be interested to learn more about how Bramble Brae plans to use the £114,000 allocated to them through that Scottish Government initiative.
“As the city council is in charge of delivering local education services, I have written to Angela Scott seeking detailed information on the resources being made available to Bramble Brae to see what more can be done.”
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