SENIOR staff at a primary school have been praised for their ‘determination’ in helping to improve standards.

Education watchdog Ofsted visited Chiltern Primary School last month after the facility had been rated as ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection in 2017.

This time around, the school is celebrating after it was rated as ‘good’ by inspectors in a report published last week.

During the inspection, which took place on June 4 and 5, inspectors found that “senior leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses, including those linked to the quality of teaching”.

The report read: “They [staff] tackle appropriate priorities for improvement with suitable vigour, having a clear and positive impact.

“The transparency of their work ensures that governors are kept informed about how well pupils are attending, behaving and achieving.”

Headteacher at the Chiltern Way school, Phil Clarke, who has been at the institution since April 2017, vowed to bring up the standards by ensuring that staff had and relevant training which supported the school’s improvement priorities.

The report added: “Senior leaders’ determined efforts have improved the school notably since the last inspection.

“As a result, standards of teaching, learning and behaviour are now good.”

After receiving the ‘good’ rating when the report was published on June 26, Mr Clarke praised the “relentless” effort of his staff.

Mr Clarke said: “I am so proud for all the staff who deserve significant praise for the relentless hard work they have put in to turn the school around in a short period of time.

“It is always an honor to be told by Her Majesty’s inspectors to keep doing what you are doing as it is having significant impact for the children who attend the school.”