St Monica’s Primary School is a denominational school. It serves the Pollok area in the south-west of Glasgow. The roll was 293, when the inspection was carried out in May 2010. Children’s attendance was below the national average in 2008/2009.
Particular strengths of the school
- Children who are enthusiastic, keen to learn and take pride in their school.
- Positive relationships amongst all, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Staff commitment to the care and welfare of children.
- Productive partnerships with parents, the parish and the wider community.
- The good start made by the headteacher in leading improvement.
Children have a sound understanding of their own faith and they regularly contribute to services in their local parish church. Parents are invited to join with children for their ‘First Friday’ mass. The school as a community, holds three Sunday masses each year in the local church. These are well supported by family and friends.
The following areas for improvement have been agreed with the school and education authority:
- Provide opportunities to enable children to take more responsibility for their learning.
- Develop the curriculum, taking account of Curriculum for Excellence.
- Develop further the school’s approaches to self-evaluation to ensure better outcomes for all learners.