In 1991 Mrs McDowall was appointed Head Teacher.
|The 1990s saw many changes in education with the ever changing National Curriculum, assessment and testing, Ofsted Inspections and the Literacy and Numeracy strategies. Following an encouraging school inspection by HMI in 1992, the whole school staff team worked together to develop a nine term thematic curriculum programme, keeping the needs and interests of the children central to the planning process, and ensuring that both excellence and enjoyment went hand in hand as part of the life and work of the school. As a result of this, in 1994 the school received an award for "Good Primary Practice in Curriculum Development" from the National Primary Centre, and in 1996 one for "Equal opportunities and Special Educational Needs", and in 1998 another for "Home/School Links".|
The school became one of the first Infant Schools in the country to be awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark in 1997, and the first Ofsted inspection endorsed the school's achievements in 1998.
hard at work in the garden
|Work also began on transforming the outdoor environment, building ramps for disabled access, improving gardens, seating and shade in the pergola area, and the children designed and painted murals linked to the curriculum themes to decorate the walls around the playground.|
a playground mural
another playground mural
A rolling programme for the further developments both inside and outside was planned into the 21st century, with a special focus on Information and Communication Technology to move the school into the new millennium.