Latests Ofsted Inspection
We are absolutely delighted to attach the report detailing the outcome of our recent OFSTED Inspection which took place on 19-20 March 2019.
Inspectors judged our school to be Outstanding in all areas with an Overall Effectiveness grade of Outstanding too!
We are extremely proud of the report and we feel that Gordonbrock School has finally been recognised as a highly successful school where your children are thriving. There are development points for us to work on but they are minimal in comparison to the huge number of strengths that have been identified and they are already in our School Improvement Plan.
Here are just some of the quotes from the report that we are particularly proud of:
‘A significant majority of parents and carers are very positive about the work of the school. They readily praise staff’s commitment to ensuring that their children are happy, safe, enjoy school and learn well.’
‘Pupils’ behaviours and attitudes to learning are very strong. Pupils work equally well independently or with peers, frequently showing a mature attitude to collaboration.’
‘Confident, dedicated and ambitious leadership has made Gordonbrock Primary School a highly successful school. High expectations and ambition are shared at all levels.’
‘Middle leaders are well supported and developed professionally. As a result, they make sound judgments and contribute well to the drive for improvement. This ensures the sustainability of the school’s success.’
‘Governors are proactive in auditing their own skills and recruiting governors to the school with complementary skills. As a result, the breadth of knowledge and experience on the governing body provides a firm foundation for effective governance. Together with leaders, governors are ambitious in their desire to secure the very best for pupils.’
‘Teachers ask pupils questions highly effectively. Pupils explain their answers with real confidence, applying their increasingly rich technical vocabulary across a wide range of subjects. Pupils relish complex challenges and apply their knowledge to solve problems in less familiar contexts.'
‘Pupils’ attitudes to school and learning are overwhelmingly positive. Pupils are rightly proud of their school and the wide opportunities they have to learn and develop in and beyond school.’
‘Pupils are diligent and committed to thinking and working hard. Pupils work well independently and collaboratively. They sustain concentration and focus with real maturity.’
‘Adults foster strong relationships with pupils and ensure that routines are well established, consistently applied and thoroughly embedded.’
‘The highly stimulating environment throughout the school provides a powerful backdrop that radiates high expectations. Pupils’ outcomes across the curriculum are celebrated, as well as their personal achievements.’
‘Pupils feel safe and secure in school. They understand how to keep themselves safe and healthy in and beyond school. Pupils understand different types of bullying and feel that if bullying occurs, staff sort it out quickly and effectively.’
‘Pupils are polite, well mannered, eloquent and welcoming.’
‘Parents and pupils feel behaviour across the school is a real strength.’
‘Pupils understandably love coming to school.’
‘Children get a fabulous start to their learning in the early years. Adults provide an inspirational environment for learning which is nurturing and secure. Adults quickly establish positive relationships with parents and carers, which helps children thrive and become successful learners.’
Please take the time to read the full report as you will see how highly the inspection team regarded our school. Inspectors said they thoroughly enjoyed being in school and meeting our fantastic children whom they described as, ‘confident, articulate and appreciative.’