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Breadalbane Academy Newsletter March 2017 Headteacher’s Address Well done to our nursery! Unlike primary and secondary inspections where notice is given, nursery inspections are unannounced. Getting the call from the school office to say that the Care Inspectorate have turned up is therefore likely to set staff pulses racing! This term we did receive such a visit, but I am pleased to say that any anxieties at the start of the day were dispelled by a very positive feedback session at the end. Our nursery received 2 ‘very good’ ratings and two ratings at ‘good’. This was the best inspection our nursery had had in a number of years and I am delighted for Mrs Marshall, Mrs Jenkins and the nursery team whose hard work was recognised by the inspectors. I was particularly pleased that the inspectors commended the nursery’s approach towards communication with parents - which parents had spoken about very positively to them - as this has been an area that we have had a particular focus on at a whole school level. I would take this opportunity also to thank nursery parents for their positive comments about the nursery and for their general willingness to engage with our work. As with every aspect of our work, however, we are aiming for excellence so the work goes on to improve yet further. John Devine, Headteacher Parking Reminder – We would ask parents not to park across the parking bays or in the school bus spaces at the end of the school day. This is causing difficulty for the school in ensuring the safety of pupils. We have launched an online version of our newsletter with more pictures, tweets and video clips! Visit it at John Devine Karen Gatehouse Timothy Woodcock Vicky Marshall Jenda Westwood e-mail us: Phone / Absence line: Headteacher Depute Headteacher Pupils & Staff Support (Mhor / Schiehallion House) Depute Headteacher School Improvement – Secondary (Farragon / Lawers House) (from April) Depute Headteacher – Nursery & Primary Business Manager 01887 822300 online at: @BreadalbaneAcad