FISHERTON Primary and Early Years Centre received a glowing report in their recent inspection from Education Scotland.

The Ayr school was commended for its respectful and friendly children, noting that they are kind to one another and proud of their many achievements.

The school’s staff were also congratulated on creating an inclusive environment for pupils where they have commitment to ensuring a caring, supportive and nurturing ethos.

They were also told they have very effective approaches to health and wellbeing that underpins the work of all.

This enables all children to feel safe and included, and to enjoy success in their learning.

Fisherton Primary was also told it’s strong in highly successful partnerships with parents, professionals and members of the community which enrich children’s experience and enhance the curriculum.

And a special mention to the school’s headteacher was given saying she had astute leadership and that she had gained the confidence of the whole school community in a very short space of time.

Education Scotland said she has a clear vision for the future development of the school and early years centre.

Head Teacher Leeanne Campbell said: “This is a really positive report for Fisherton Primary School and Early Years Centre and recognises a lot of hard work.

"We receive great support from the wider community and our Parent Council which makes a huge difference. We will continue to make good progress as we work to deliver the best possible learning for the children.”

Other points in the inspection report included areas where improvementis needed such as better ways to involve staff, parents and partners in planning for future improvements.

The school was also told that they should continue to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy to pupils by sharing best practice within the staff team.

On the early years centre they were advised there should be more opportunities for children to develop their curiosity and creativity, and continue to develop approaches to learning outdoors.

At the end of the report, it stated: “We are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and so we will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.”