Golborne Ofsted

Ofsted inspection 26 – 27 March 2015

Overall effectiveness: Outstanding

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Key findings:

  • The acting headteacher’s excellent leadership and high expectations have enabled the school to build on the outstanding practice found at the last inspection.
  • Achievement is outstanding and children make excellent progress to develop skills that are at least in line with those typically found for their age.
  • The achievement of the most-able children is outstanding in nearly all areas of learning. They make good progress in literacy, but teachers do not always challenge the most-able three-to-five-year- olds to apply their knowledge of sounds and letters to their reading and writing.
  • Partnership with parents is excellent; they express a high level of satisfaction with the school’s work. The staff provide many opportunities for parents to become involved in their children’s learning.
  • The curriculum is exciting and varied. Opportunities to learn in a woodland setting and through numerous trips into London and beyond do much to promote children’s learning and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Other leaders and managers, including members of the governing body, contribute extremely well to maintaining outstanding teaching and achievement
  • Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Children feel very safe, and develop trusting relationships with the staff, and get on very well together.
  • Children become deeply involved in their learning and concentrate for long periods of time.
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers plan sessions very carefully and the school is a hive of purposeful activity.
  • The school’s systems for assessing and tracking children’s attainment and progress are exemplary.
  • Provision for disabled children and those who have special educational needs is of very high quality.
Term dates
Autumn Term 2016
  • term starts Wednesday 7th September (TBC)
  • half term break occurs – Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016
  • back to school from half term Monday 31st October 2016
  • last day of term Wednesday 21st December 2016
Spring Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • half term break occurs Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 20th February 2017
  • last day of term Friday 31st March 2017
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 19th April 2017
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 5th June
  • last day of term – Friday 15th July
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 6th September 2017
  • half term break occurs - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 30th October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017