PUPILS at a Johnstone school are celebrating after it was handed a glowing report card by Education Scotland.

Fordbank Primary received three ‘good’ and one ‘very good’ grade on the four quality indicators audited –leadership of change; learning, teaching and assessment; raising attainment and achievement; and ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.

The inspection showed the school’s strengths included the effective leadership of acting headteacher Carol McCormick, a strong inclusive ethos in which children feel safe and valued and strong partnerships with parents.

Ms McCormick said: “It’s fantastic to have a positive report that reflects on the support we give to all pupils to achieve their potential within an inclusive and nurturing environment.

“That ethos is at the heart of what we do at Fordbank and all staff share a commitment to continuous improvement, with a clear focus on raising attainment for all.”

Councillor Jim Paterson, Renfrewshire’s education and children’s services convener, added: “The result for Fordbank Primary shows teachers, parents and staff are all working together for the benefit of the pupils.”