Townhill pupils and staff 'Climb the hill to Success'

Archived news: published on Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 by Fife Council

The pupils and staff of Townhill Primary School and Nursery have received a glowing report from Education Scotland, following their inspection in June this year. The Dunfermline primary school and nursery, received gradings of very good for three out of the four sections of the report and in the 4th section, were awarded an excellent grading,  for raising attainment and achievement.


Headteacher Janine Pirouet was delighted that the work of the pupils and staff was recognised. She said, “I am immensely proud of the work, dedication and commitment of the children, staff and school community. This has been a fantastic way to end a very successful year and we could not be happier.”

The pupils were described as “Happy, confident, articulate children across the nursery and primary, who are very proud of their school and share their learning enthusiastically.”

Staff were commended by the inspection team, who highlighted, “The effective staff team across the nursery and school, who are confident and proud to be part of the Townhill Primary School community. Their approach to professional learning is driven by a relentless focus on high aspirations and achieving the best outcomes for all children.”

The inspection team commented positively on “The strong, effective leadership of the headteacher and depute headteacher in empowering all staff across the nursery and school to lead, resulting in improved attainment and achievement for all children.

The school and nursery were praised for “The strong focus on Developing the Young Workforce embedded across the nursery and school resulting in the progressive development of children’s skills for learning, life and work.”

Strengths were also recognised in “The highly effective approaches to assessment, moderation, tracking and monitoring in order to improve attainment in literacy and numeracy whilst ensuring equity for all.”

The school’s Education Manager, Sarah Else is delighted that the commitment and effort of the whole Townhill team are reflected in the inspection report. She said, “This is an excellent report for the school and nursery. We know that Townhill is a key strength of our area and it is very pleasing to see the inspectors recognise the great work that takes place, to ensure every child meets their potential.”

Janine Pirouet, Headteacher 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 49 25 43 Contact Janine Pirouet online
By Post: Townhill Primary School Chisholm Street Townhill Dunfermline Fife KY12 0EX
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