ST RONAN’s Primary School is well on its way to implementing positive changes recommended by education inspectors.

An inspection in 2018, which also assessed the school’s nursery, found multiple areas in need of improvement, with the school failing to perform above a ‘satisfactory’ level in any aspect of the assessment.

A repeat inspection has found that progress has been made in addressing the weaknesses identified in 2018.

Inspectors praised the leadership being shown at the school and nursery and the resultant “improved pace and progression in children’s learning”.

They also noted improvements in the school’s use of data to monitor children’s progress

Headteacher, Keith Belleville, said: “Each member of the team at St Ronan’s is delighted with the positive recognition received from the inspectors.

“We were very pleased that they could see the progress that we have made, and continue to make, on our school improvement journey.

“Through dedication and hard work, the staff, along with the children, parents and partners, have shown that St Ronan’s continues to develop and grow as a hub of learning for Innerleithen and district.

“I am particularly pleased to note that our increased consistency in providing high quality learning and teaching has been recognised.

“We look forward to continuing on this positive journey together as a whole community.”

St Ronan's Parent Partnership Chair, Dominic Finn, added: “We are delighted that Education Scotland has confirmed the progress St Ronan’s is making on a whole range of improvement measures.

“This is testament to the hard work of all our staff and pupils.

“The Parent Partnership and all parents will continue to support the school to keep making improvements which benefit the pupils and community.”

Inspectors are satisfied with the extent of the school and nursery’s progress and no further follow-up inspection has been planned.