The new headteacher of a school branded as "failing" by Ofsted says he is "completely positive and confident about the future of Shanklin C of E Primary School.
David Moorse only took up his post at the start of this term but has written in a newsletter to parents that he has already experienced a "calm, purposeful and work-focussed atmosphere."
He has inherited a school that has been rated as failing by Ofsted and where, at the time of the inspection at the end of the summer term, teaching, leadership, pupil achievement and behaviour were all considered 'inadequate'.
Shanklin C of E primary had been rated as good at its previous Ofsted inspection in 2009, but the school is now in special measures and inspectors will visit every six months.
Mr Moorse says the school is working with the local authority and the diocese to put a plan in place to tackle the issues. He says some measures are already in place but that they have had insufficient time to make a difference.
Yesterday the school apologised to parents.