Nesting Primary School on Shetland has been graded satisfactory by inspectors following a visit in the summer.
A representative from Education Scotland visited the school in June, with ‘learning, teaching and assessment’ and ‘raising attainment and achievement’ two specific areas of inspection.
Their report, which is due to be presented to members of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee on Monday, said Nesting was satisfactory in both categories.
A number of strengths were identified at Nesting, including the effective leadership of the new headteacher in building relationships, accurately evaluating the strengths of the school and forming a strategic vision for further improvements.
During their visit, the inspector found children who enjoyed school, supported one another well, were motivated to learn and were proud of their achievements.
The teamwork of staff and their willingness to improve the school through developing and sharing their professional skills and knowledge was also noted, as was the “nurturing and inclusive learning environment”.
Two areas of improvement were raised, however, with one stating that work should be done to further develop the school’s approaches to monitoring and tracking children’s progress to ensure attainment is raised.
Emphasis was also placed on further developing planning and assessment for learning and improve consistency in high quality learning and teaching.
Children’s services director Helen Budge said the headteacher has been in post at Nesting since September 2018 and progress had been made with more expected.