Staff at a north-east primary school and nursery have laid out plans to tackle concerns raised by inspectors.
Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate revealed concerns about the curriculum and management at Port Erroll School and nursery in August.
Now staff have drawn up proposals to improve the Cruden Bay establishment.
Inspectors called on management to speed up the development of the curriculum and to do more “self-evaluation” to raise standards.
In a report to local councillors, head teacher Viki Cameron said a priority is to “better meet the needs of individual learners and work in collaboration with children, parents and partners to identify next steps in learning.
“Based on the recommendations of the inspection team, the staff have produced a school improvement plan for the coming academic year supported by a quality assurance calendar.
“Both documents provide scaffolding to ensure improvement of provision for learning.”
She added that although the inspection team have called for some improvements they also praised the nurturing environment and polite pupils at Port Erroll.
Teachers have agreed to meet regularly to discuss the delivery of the curriculum and to focus on General Teaching Council for Scotland standards.
Pupils have also been asked to keep “learning logs” to track their progress.
Last night Andrew Griffiths, head of primary education in Aberdeenshire, said: “This report has highlighted many of the positives at Port Erroll School and nursery, including the work of staff to involve children in discussing their progress and to enhance their learning through outdoor education and visits to local places, like Aden Country Park.
“We do realise however that there is more to be done in improving some aspects at both the nursery and the school and we are working closely with staff to make sure we’re moving in the right direction for the children who attend them.”
Members of the Buchan area committee will meet in Peterhead today to discuss the findings of the report.
The councillors will be asked to endorse the proposed improvements.