TEACHERS at a school near Oxford are ‘wholeheartedly committed’ to making improvements, Ofsted has noted.

The education regulator has published a report after a monitoring visit at Botley School in September, which came after it was rated ‘requires improvement’ one year ago.

Inspector Elizabeth Farr recognised that staff at the primary had ‘reacted purposefully’ to Ofsted’s concerns last ~November, which highlighted ‘turbulence’ in recruitment and inconsistent teaching.

She wrote in her report: “All demonstrate wholehearted commitment to instigating improvement and ensuring that pupils receive an increasingly good education.

“[Leaders] have wisely revamped the school’s curriculum, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics.

“They have purchased new resources and invested significantly in staff training.

“Leaders have successfully overhauled how the school gathers, collates and analyses pupils’ performance information.”

The report, released this month, said teachers’ ‘enthusiasm shines through’ at the Elms Road school, but ‘teaching quality remains variable’.

Botley School in Elms Road teaches 425 pupils, and among its governors is Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran.

According to Ofsted’s report, the school’s governing body currently has four vacancies ‘waiting to be filled’.

Last month Ms Moran told the Oxford Mail the school’s biggest issue was retaining staff, due to the cost of living locally.