RESILIENT children and strong leadership has improved standards at Portknockie Primary.
In a report published today inspectors from Education Scotland highlighted good progress since the appointment of head teacher Karen Murray.
There was praise for pupils who adhered to the school’s motto with their ‘can-do will-do’ attitude.
Inspectors said children were taking more responsibly for their own learning and identifying where they needed to improve.
The also highlighted the young people’s mature organisational and team-working skills, as well as their "impressive contribution" to the life of the school and community.
However, the report said pupils needed consistently high-quality feedback on their work from teachers, who also needed to make the most of children’s links with the community.
Of the five areas examined by inspectors, improvements in performance, learners’ experience and improving through self evaluation were judged to be good, while meeting learning needs and the curriculum were assessed as satisfactory.
Overall the report found the school provided pupils with a broad range of learning experiences and teachers, classroom assistants and parent helpers worked together well to provide support.
As a result no further visits will be made in connection with the report.
"We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision and we are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements," inspectors said in the report.
They added that Miss Murray had worked effectively with children, staff and partners to improve the school a great deal.
She provided high quality leadership, was determined to improve the quality of education for all children and had gained the respect and trust of parents, pupils and staff.
Inspectors found that staff worked hard to support children’s personal development and take care of their welfare.
Teachers had also worked to introduce aspects of Curriculum for Excellence to plan and evaluated children’s learning.
It said: "They have made a good start to planning learning which combines different curriculum areas and makes learning more relevant to children, but there is still much to do."
Councillor Anne Skene, who chairs the council’s children and young people’s services committee, said: "The inspectors have identified some key strengths and are satisfied that the school is moving in the right direction.
"It is a very positive report and one from which everyone connected with the school should take a great deal of pride and encouragement."