Gorseland Primary School


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Deben Avenue
Martlesham Heath
3 - 11
Community school
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The school works with other local schools in the area and with other schools that have a specialist support centre. The school has undertaken research with the Prince‟s Trust Institute („valuing pupils‟ time at lunchtime‟), the Education Endowment Fund („catch-up maths‟) and is a partner school for the local Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT). The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. However, the proportion who have moderate learning difficulties and/ or complex special educational needs is above average; this is due to the school‟s specially resourced provision. The specialist support centre caters for 25 pupils, aged from 5 to 11, with complex learning difficulties. There are currently 25 attending the unit, who come from across the local authority area. Inspection report: Gorseland Primary School, 12–13 December 2017 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed pupils learning in a range of lessons, some of which were seen jointly with a senior leader. In addition, several short visits were made to a further range of lessons. Inspectors observed pupils at break and lunchtime and before and after lessons. Inspectors observed two nativity performances. Inspectors observed the teaching of reading and listened to pupils read. Pupils‟ books from different year groups were checked to see progress. Meetings were held with the headteacher and senior leaders, two groups of pupils, a group of teachers, the chair and two members of the governing body and a phone conversation held with a representative of the local authority. Inspectors looked at the 167 responses to Ofsted‟s online questionnaire (Parent View), the 88 written text comments on the same questionnaire and the school‟s records of staff and pupil questionnaires based on Ofsted‟s model. The inspection team scrutinised information about pupils‟ achievement, behaviour and attendance, looked at the school‟s self-evaluation and improvement plans, read minutes of the meetings of the governing body and scrutinised pupils‟ work in lessons. Inspection team Adrian Lyons, lead inspector Her Majesty‟s Inspector Rachael Judd Ofsted Inspector Simon Morley Ofsted Inspector Nick Asker Ofsted Inspector Richard Hopkins Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Gorseland Primary School, 12–13 December 2017 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance „Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted‟, which is available from Ofsted‟s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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