THE headteacher of a South Lanarkshire school has thanked the community for its support following a positive inspection report.

Brenda O’Hara, who is at the helm of St Athanasius’ Primary School and Nursery Class in Carluke, said: “I wish to thank our staff, pupils, parents and families, as well as members of the community and parish, for their continued support, as they have also played a part in helping us to achieve what is a very positive report.”

Glasgow Times: Pupils at St Athanasius' Primary and Nursery ClassPupils at St Athanasius' Primary and Nursery Class (Image: South Lanarkshire Council)

During the visit, Education Scotland inspectors talked to parents and carers and worked closely with the headteacher and staff.

The report highlighted that the headteacher is “well supported by the leadership team, and demonstrates highly-effective leadership across the school and nursery".

Inspectors found that children “are well-behaved and welcoming towards visitors. They are proud of their school, are motivated to learn and they engage very well with learning experiences.  Learning in the nursery was complimented with good progress being made in children’s early writing and communication skills".

The report added: “The headteacher involved children, families and staff to develop the school’s vision, values and aims, which are underpinned by the Gospel values. Children and senior leaders use the values to celebrate children’s successes through regular assemblies.”

Mrs O’Hara described the inspection as “supportive and positive".

She added: “Staff, pupils and parents are pleased with the evaluations, and I feel these are a reflection of a whole team approach we have here at St Athanasius’.

“We all work hard to provide our children with the best education possible along with opportunities to showcase and celebrate their achievements. We are all very proud of our school.”

The full report can be found on Education Scotland’s website.