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Gatehouse Primary School

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Gatehouse Primary School
Secmaton Lane

phone: 01626 862605

headteacher: Mrs Angela Jeffery

reveal email: alee…


school holidays: via Devon council

353 pupils aged 4—10y mixed gender
417 pupils capacity: 85% full

175 boys 50%


180 girls 51%


Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
Close date
Nov. 30, 2014
Reason closed
For Academy
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 296126, Northing: 77679
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 50.59, Longitude: -3.4688
Accepting pupils
4—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
May 8, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
South West › Newton Abbot › Dawlish Central and North East
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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30 January 2014
Mrs Angela Jeffrey
Gatehouse Primary School
Secmaton Lane
Dear Mrs Jeffrey

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Gatehouse Primary

Following my visit to your school on 29 January 2014, I write on behalf of Her

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the

findings. Thank you for the help you gave me and for the time you made available to
discuss the actions you are taking to improve the school since the most recent

section 5 inspection.

The visit was the second monitoring inspection since the school was judged to
require improvement following the section 5 inspection in May 2013. It was carried
out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection. The school should take
further action to:

 ensure governors are provided with clear and concise data analysis so

that they can be robust in holding the school’s leaders to account for
the progress pupils make and for the implementation of the raising
achievement plan.


During the visit, meetings were held with you, the Chair of the Governing Body and
a representative of the local authority to discuss the action taken since the first
monitoring visit. During my visit, I observed two lessons jointly with you and
considered a range of documentation, including records of lesson observations, pupil
progress data, local authority reports and visit notes, attendance information and
minutes of governing body meetings. The school improvement plan was evaluated.

1-4 Portland Square
T 0300 123 1231
Text Phone: 0161 6188524
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Direct T 0117 311 5307
Email: reveal email: rach…


Since the first monitoring visit two new senior leaders have started working in the
school; they are a deputy headteacher with responsibility for literacy and an
assistant headteacher who is responsible for leading mathematics. The school
improvement plan has been revised and a more rigorous approach to promoting
good attendance has been adopted. The governing body has begun to explore
academy status.

Main findings

This school has improved since the first monitoring visit as a result of the higher
expectations placed on pupils, staff, senior leaders and the governing body.
The school has developed a very clear understanding of the features of good
teaching. This, with the increasingly diagnostic approach to the monitoring of
teaching, has resulted in an increasing amount of good teaching taking place in the
school. These improvements are beginning to lead to accelerated progress for
pupils. It is important that these developments are consolidated so that consistently
good progress can be achieved by all pupils.
The senior leadership team are making a significant contribution to the
improvements in teaching in the school. This team has been re-organised so that
they focus on the quality of teaching and its impact on learning. Performance
management and the professional development of staff have been well-used to
improve classroom practice and weaker teaching is being tackled robustly. The
school now has its own improvement agenda and a much clearer understanding of
how it will become a good school. The school is not yet analysing its own data
sufficiently well and places too much emphasis on external reports and summaries.
Information about the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make is not
analysed well enough and, as a result, the school finds it difficult to measure the
progress it has made.
Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support
and challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

The school is making effective use of some of the support offered by the local
authority. However, the headteacher is not taking advantage of the leadership

support that is available. The local authority have provided very effective support to

the governing body, enabling them to start developing the skills needed to hold the
school closely to account, which has led to the improvements seen during this visit.

I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body, the Director of Children’s
Services for Devon and as below.

Yours sincerely
Phillip Minns

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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