A GLASGOW school has been praised for its “welcoming and nurturing culture” following an inspection report.

Howford Primary, part of the Gowanbank campus in Nitshill, impressed the Education Scotland team in a number of key areas.

The report said: “Led by the headteacher, staff have created a welcoming and nurturing culture at the school. This supports children in improving their wellbeing.”

It added children are “motivated and engaged in learning and demonstrate the school values” and staff “work well to support children to develop skills for independence".

Howford Primary, which has 65 pupils, supports children who have a range of additional support needs. It shares a new, purpose-built campus with Gowanbank Primary School and Language Communication Resource, and Craigbank Nursery.

The report noted pupils are “developing their confidence to try new experiences and meet new people” and “developing their communication, listening and talking skills well. They are increasingly able to participate in group activities, taking turns and respecting each other".

Three areas for improvement were identified and discussed with the headteacher and a representative from Glasgow City Council, including a need for staff to “develop the curriculum further to ensure all children engage in progressive learning experiences” and for teachers to work with colleagues from their own school and others “to develop a shared understanding of children’s progress".

The full report is available on the Education Scotland website.