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Moray Council vows to 'revive' Mortlach Primary in Dufftown

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Moray Council has vowed to "revive" a primary school after inspectors said they were not confident the necessary improvements can be made.

Education Scotland said Mortlach Primary in Dufftown had made insufficient progress.

Inspectors have written to parents to say "significant weaknesses" remain at the school.

The council said it was working with Mortlach's new acting head teacher to deliver the required improvements.

The report said: "Staff need guidance and direction to help them achieve a more positive impact for their pupils."

The council's head of schools and curriculum development, Vivienne Cross, said: "We recognise that there remain significant improvements to be made and that considerable work will be necessary to achieve the desired outcomes.

"However, by adopting a positive approach we are confident that by working together we will address the issues which the inspectors have identified at Mortlach Primary."

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