A NEW headteacher has stepped into the leadership of a village primary school that has been told to improve by Ofsted. 

Stoke St Gregory Primary School received the 'requires improvement' rating in its latest report published on April 13. 

New headteacher, Liz Moorsom, says that although the result is 'disappointing', she is pleased to see the 'energetic' commitment of the staff and governors to improve. 

The school was rated as 'good' in two sections of the inspection, and 'requires improvement' in three. 

It highlighted some concerns with pupil progress and the quality of teaching.

The report pointed out some of the school's strengths, including good pupil behaviour, strong relationships, and good attendance. 

Ms Moorsom, who is from Somerset but has taken the position as leader following working at a primary in Derbyshire, took up the role last week.

Headteacher, Liz Moorsom, said: I have just started as Headteacher at Stoke St Gregory C of E Primary School and I've found the school to be a very warm and welcoming place.

"I'm really looking forward to my new job in a school which has so much to recommend it, but also has a few challenges to meet.

"I know from my conversations with staff and Governors that the 'requires improvement' grading from Ofsted was a disappointment, but I am encouraged by the positive and energetic commitment there is for addressing the concerns flagged up in the report.

"We have already made a good start in planning  practical strategies to improve pupil progress for all pupils, including those who need additional support and the more able.

"The school has been praised by Ofsted for its care for the pupils and their good behaviour and attitudes; its strong transition process and a broad curriculum with a particular strength in music.

"My intention is to work with the staff to build on these very positive aspects of the school as we work together to ensure the school's provision for all pupils is consistently good."