IMPROVEMENTS have been identified by inspectors at a troubled Barnsley school.

A report by inspector Helen Lane said the Carlton Community College's own monitoring suggests the quality of teaching was improving, along with progress, attainment, behaviour, marking and feedback.

The Royston Lane school was expected to become an academy on January 1, but this has been delayed due to a staff shake-up.

Ms Lane's report said leaders and managers have had a 'significant impact' on school improvement since it was placed into Ofsted's worst category in September.

Teaching, behaviour and safety and student achievement are being carefully monitored and evaluated.

Attendance is still too low and the number of exclusions is still too high.

Ms Lane noted that attainment and progress was improving, particularly in English and science, but was still too low in maths and staff need to develop their skills in providing work which is at the right level for all students.