A PENDLE primary school is ‘pulling together’ to improve following a recent Ofsted inspection.

In November, Trawden Forest Primary School was told it required improvement following by a visit by the education watchdog.

This month, the inspectors returned to the Dean Street school to see how they had gone about making those improvements over the last five months.

Lead inspector Shirley Gornall said acting head teacher Clair Clark and her deputy were ‘providing decisive leadership and clear direction’.

She said: “The school accepted the judgment that it requires improvement and there is strong evidence that leaders, teachers, support staff and governors are pulling together to improve outcomes for pupils.”

The report said the school should take further action to ensure that pupils made more rapid progress in maths, by consistently providing teachers with specific advice and feedback on how to develop pupils’ mathematical skills and understanding.