A new head teacher is helping turn things around at a north-east school, inspectors have suggested.
Monitors from the Education Watchdog visited Craigievar School, near Alford, earlier this year and have now published their inspection report.
They rated the school “weak” in three areas – the second worst of six possible ratings – and “satisfactory” in one – the fourth best rating.
“High staff turnover has resulted in a number of children being unsettled in class and requiring consistent approaches to behaviour management,” said the report.
It added: “New approaches are being developed to address this and will need time to fully impact on their engagement in learning.
“The newly appointed head teacher (David Birch) has only been in post for five weeks.
“He already has a good understanding of the context of the school community.
“He is striving to share his strong commitment to building a culture of high expectations and aspirations.”
The small, rural school has 32 pupils taught in two classes of primary 1-3 and primary 4-7.