St Mark’s Primary School is a denominational school which, with its Nursery Class, serves the Shettleston area of Glasgow. Since the previous follow-through inspection the school has had a number of staffing changes. At the time of the follow-through the headteacher had been absent for an extended period of time. During his absence the school had been led by a number of acting headteachers. There had been changes among the teaching staff. The education authority had provided additional staffing, including an acting depute headteacher, to support improvements. The current acting headteacher and acting depute headteacher had been in post for less than two months at the time of this follow-through inspection.
Particular strengths of the school
- Children’s growing confidence in their ability to learn successfully and achieve well.
- The contribution of staff, children and parents to the school’s improving ethos of achievement.
St Mark’s Primary School and Nursery Class Shettleston Follow-through Inspection 16/02/2010
What happens next?
The school has improved aspects of its work since the original inspection. Senior managers, with significant support from the education authority, have built effectively on the work of previous acting headteachers and have made a promising start. We will continue to engage with the school and the education authority in monitoring progress. We will carry out a further follow-through visit to the school, within one year of the publication of this report, and will report to parents on the extent of the improvement that has been achieved.