THE Skypoint School has received a “good” report from Education Scotland following a recent inspection.

Young people aged 10-18, who have a range of additional support needs, attend the school in Faifley, run by Spark of Genius.

In November 2019, a team of inspectors visited and listed a number of strengths and two areas of improvement needed.

They found that all education staff have caring, supportive relationships with children and young people, and know them very well.

They said the staff work well in partnership to help children and young people remain focused and on task with their learning.

It was also noted that the youngsters are attaining particularly well in literacy and numeracy, and are improving their confidence and developing their ability to communicate effectively with others.

Read more: Plans for 99 homes at Duntiglennan Field set to be rejected

However, the head teacher and representatives from Spark of Genius were advised of improvements that are needed.

They said their current approaches to assessment, tracking and monitoring need to be developed further, and that staff need to continue to identify ways to recognise the personal achievements and skills development of the children and young people.

At the time of the inspection there were 32 people attending, with 16 of them living in residential care.

Inspectors spoke to parents/carers and the children and young people who attend the school.

Results from a questionnaire showed that 70 per cent of parents said they strongly agree that staff really know their child as an individual.

Education Scotland said they were confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and so will make no more visits in connection with the inspection.