In November 2018, a team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited Port Glasgow High School. During our visit, we talked to parents/carers and young people and worked closely with the headteacher and staff. The full report is available at the link above.
The inspection team found the following strengths in the school’s work.
The headteacher’s leadership and management of the pace of change. Along with his senior leadership team, he is inspiring staff to lead new initiatives. This is bringing about improvement and is empowering staff to become more creative in a range of new
approaches. The positive relationships and fresh vision that have been fostered across the school community are encouraging young people to challenge themselves to achieve more.
The renewed values which underpin the friendly and nurturing ethos in the school are helping young people to develop their confidence and leadership skills. Young people are
articulate, aspirational and respond very positively to the raised expectations of them in all aspects of the school’s work.
Recent important improvements in a wide range of positive outcomes for young people. For example there have been improvements in senior phase attainment and the number
of young people supported to move on to positive destinations from school. This is resulting in an inclusive school environment where learners are being developed more fully for life.
The collaborative working of staff in a range of teams across the school and cluster. This is creating a caring school community where staff embrace challenge and are motivated to drive improved learning experiences for young people across the school.