An Aberdeenshire school has received a mixed report following a visit from government inspectors.
Finzean School and Ballogie nursery class were inspected by officials who identified a number of strengths and weaknesses.
Building on a review carried out last year, primary pupils were found to be working well in pairs and groups and learning through a broad range of activities, including community projects and planned outdoor exercises.
Teachers were praised for sharing clearly what classes were expected to learn and giving feedback on the youngsters’ work.
However, the inspection team from Education Scotland also identified room for improvement in a number of areas.
The nursery was told it needed to improve its approach to pupils with additional support needs.
And although general behaviour in the classroom appeared to have improved since last year, authorities observed a handful of children causing disruption to others when they were left on tasks for long periods of time.
Aberdeenshire Council’s director of education Maria Walker promised action would be taken to remedy the issues.
She said: “Council officers will work closely to support the school and new head teacher to ensure improvements highlighted by Education Scotland are made.”