An inspection of St Clement’s School in Dingwall has found that it needs additional support if it is to continue to improve.
The inspectors found that the key strengths of the special school, run by Highland Council, were the care provided by staff for the welfare of children and young people, a positive and open relationships with parents, engagement of pupils in ecological and community activities, and the steps taken by the headteacher to take the school forward.
After discussion with staff and Highland Council it was agreed to introduce several measures, including structured programmes of work to develop and track children’s and young people’s progress in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.
It was also agreed to make more effective use of the school day to ensure that all received sufficient time for learning, and to improve learning and teaching by having clear learning objectives for each lesson, by involving children and young people more effectively in learning and taking more account of their learning needs.
A further inspection will be carried out within one year.