PUPILS and staff at a Renfrew secondary are celebrating after inspectors delivered a positive verdict on the school.

The Education Scotland team said Trinity High School’s pupils have a “strong sense of belonging and feel valued.”

The inspectors also praised the “strong, compassionate leadership” of headteacher Paul Marshall, and added: “He is empowering staff to lead improvements across the school.

“He has led the whole school community to work together to develop and embed the very caring and nurturing ethos across the school, reflecting Gospel values.”

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Mr Marshall said: “I am delighted with the recent report published and the positive comments evident throughout.

“It is a privilege to serve our school community. The dedicated staff, our wonderful young people, the support from our parents and carers, and ethos of the school make Trinity High School a special place to learn and work.”

The report also said: “Approaches to monitoring and evaluating the work of departments by middle leaders is strong. This is resulting in improved learners’ experiences.

“Young people who require additional support in their learning are well supported and their support plans are monitored and evaluated on a regular basis.

“As a result, they are achieving personal targets.”

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Three areas for improvement were identified and discussed with the headteacher and a representative from Renfrewshire Council.

The report advised: “Teachers should continue to build on effective practice by planning tasks and activities set at the right level of difficulty and that engage all young people” and “senior leaders should prioritise the development of the Developing the Young Workforce approaches to ensure all young people are fully prepared for life beyond school.”

It concluded: “Staff should continue to raise attainment for all young people to ensure they achieve to their full potential.”

The full report is available on the Education Scotland website.