Bishopbriggs Academy wins quadruple excellent rating from inspectors

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AN East Dunbartonshire school has received a glowing report card from Education Scotland inspectors.

Bishopbriggs Academy was given four ‘excellent’ grades - making the school the first in Scotland to score so highly under new inspection guidelines.

The Academy was among those inspected at the end of 2012.

The school was given ‘excellent’ grades for improvements in performance, meeting learning needs, learners’ experiences, and improvement through self-evaluation.

Inspectors highlighted a number of key strengths, including “the inspiring and outstanding leadership of the head teacher”, “the confident, articulate young people with aspiration and ambition”, and “the commitment and dedication of staff to school improvement and innovation”.

The report also praised “the range of learning experiences in and out of school, including those delivered through strong partnerships”.

Head teacher Gordon Moulsdale said: “Our school has received many accolades in recent years.

“We are the partner school with the German Government through the Goethe Institut, we have won two Scottish Education Awards, we have recently attained ‘International School’ status from the British Council and our examination results are amongst the best in the country.

“Our staff work incredibly hard to ensure that the education we provide for our young people is of the very highest standard by any measurement, and we are absolutely delighted that Education Scotland were so impressed by all that they saw.

“We are extremely proud of our young people and our staff, and we see the report as a glowing endorsement of our work.”

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