A head teacher has been recognised for her outstanding work at a local school in Northamptonshire, the Chronicle and Echo reports.
Oftsed inspectors visiting Bozeat Primary School in December hailed headteacher Emma O’Brien's efforts as "inspirational" after she helped raise the schools rating from satisfactory to good.
The report states that "parents, pupils and staff express their delight at the dramatic improvements that have taken place since September."
According to the report, the new head teacher "has ensured that the learning environment is bright, welcoming and well ordered, and parents say that this is contributing to the renewed sense of purpose and direction."
Ms O'Brien, who began working at the school last September said: "The community are very upbeat about the whole thing. The children are fantastic and have responded to all the new initiatives we have brought in, as well as the parents."
Ofsted's annual report 2009/10 shows that teaching is still no better than satisfactory in half of 43 per cent of primaries that were inspected this year.