CHILDREN and teachers at a primary school in Redcar are delighted at a Government report which rates their school as good.

Inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education found that Green Gates Primary School has a commitment to high quality care for all its pupils, the teaching is good overall, while the school also provides good value for money.

The experts singled out Green Gates for its very good links with the community.

An action plan has been drawn up to focus on improving spelling and handwriting, and to develop strategies to help pupils retain what they learn.

Headteacher Henry Skene, who is praised in the report for his "good leadership with a clear vision for the future", said: "We're pleased with the report which reflects the hard work of everyone involved.

"It highlights the improvements made since the last inspection. We can be justly proud that the report says a notable feature is the very positive ethos in which all pupils are valued as individuals. The good-natured approach of both teaching and non-teaching staff is instrumental in ensuring all pupils feel secure and happy.''