Staff, pupils and the head teacher of a Moray school have been praised by inspectors – but they say there is some work still to be done.
Kinloss Primary School was visited by a team of inspectors from Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate in October, who spoke to parents, carers, children and staff within the school and nursery.
Inspectors praised the recently appointed head teacher Rachel Wolford, who took up the post after it lay vacant for 22 months.
Inspectors said Mrs Wolford’s “clear direction” has “harnessed the support of the school community to introduce improvements which are bespoke to the unique context of the school”.
Education bosses said the work of staff to introduce approaches to wellbeing and mental health for the whole school community is to be praised as it is “helping to improve learning experiences and outcomes for children” by creating a more “open and positive culture and ethos”.
Children were also the cause of celebration from the inspection for their ability to “engage well and respond positively to changes in approaches to learning”.
Despite the high praise, areas have been identified for improvement with Kinloss Primary encouraged to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy for all pupils.
The school has also been encouraged to improve further approaches to tracking and monitoring children’s progress and achievements.
Education bosses have been left satisfied with the school and have said no further visits are planned.