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Gorse Hall grows from strength to strength.
Monday 5th May 2014 @ 17:00 by Anna Fletcher


Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School are celebrating their latest Ofsted report, which deems the school to be good in all areas.

Headteacher at the Stalybridge school Amanda Stringer, said: “I have been the Head teacher at Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery school for four years and have seen the school go from strength to strength in that time.

“It was 18 months ago that we were inspected under the new Government Inspection Framework.

“The new framework is designed to hold schools to account, raise standards and improve outcomes for children.”

Schools are judged under four key areas: Quality of Teaching, Pupils Attainment and Progress, Behaviour and Safety and Leadership.

“At that time we were judged to require improvement and were told we would have two years before we would be inspected again,” explained Mrs Stringer.

“However, due to the hard work, commitment and dedication from all involved in the school, we were ready for inspection sooner and the inspection team, led by Her Majesty’s Inspector, arrived on March 27 following a phone call the previous day.”

The report stated: ‘Staff have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of teaching and raise pupils’ achievement.’

More on the Gorse Hall Ofsted report in this week’s (1st May) Tameside Reporter out now.