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Great Coates Primary School

Great Coates Primary School
Crosland Road

phone: 01472 230263

headteacher: Mrs Anna Coney

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school holidays: via North East Lincolnshire council

265 pupils aged 2—10y mixed gender
315 pupils capacity: 84% full

135 boys 51%

≤ 293y264a64c75y126y127y148y179y1810y13

130 girls 49%

≤ 273y204a44b44c55y136y177y268y129y1210y10

Last updated: July 16, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 523837, Northing: 410018
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 53.572, Longitude: -0.13134
Accepting pupils
3—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Nov. 27, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
Yorkshire and the Humber › Great Grimsby › Freshney
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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  6. 0.4 miles Wybers Wood Junior School DN379QZ
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  11. 0.9 miles Yarborough Junior School DN344HE
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  13. 0.9 miles Yarborough Academy DN344JU (379 pupils)
  14. 1.2 mile Healing Primary School DN417RS (340 pupils)
  15. 1.2 mile Western Primary School DN345RS (249 pupils)
  16. 1.2 mile Grange Infant and Nursery School DN345TA
  17. 1.2 mile Grange Junior School DN345TA
  18. 1.2 mile Macaulay Infants' School DN312ES
  19. 1.2 mile Macaulay Junior School DN312ES
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3 March 2014
Mrs Rebecca Shearer
Executive Headteacher
Great Coates Primary School
Crosland Road
DN37 9EN
Dear Mrs Shearer

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Great Coates
Primary School, North East Lincolnshire

Following my visit to your school on 28 February 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 first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in November 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:

  • strengthen the action plan to include quantifiable targets and regular measures of
    success linked to sources of evidence
  • identify clearly within each part of the action plan who is responsible for
    monitoring and especially who evaluates the progress being made
  • adapt the progress sheets to include information about all groups of pupils
  • check regularly on the work being undertaken by all leaders at all levels
  • consolidate the significant changes already in place and ensure they are
    thoroughly embedded
  • ensure leaders receive written reports from all external sources.
    During the visit, meetings were held with you, the head of school and other senior
    and middle leaders. I met with the Chair and two members of the governing body
    and held a telephone conversation with the school improvement partner. The
    purpose of these meetings was to evaluate the current situation in the school and
    the actions that are being taken. We also looked at your evidence about the quality
    of teaching and the progress being made by pupils throughout the school. Two
    pupils talked to me about the assertive mentoring programme and showed me their
    books. You and the head of school took me on a tour of the school so that I could
    observe pupils at work.
    The headteacher resigned on 14 February 2014. You continue to lead the school on
    a part-time basis. Since the recent inspection, two temporary teachers have left. The
    Early Years Foundation Stage leader was appointed on 1 January 2014 and a class
    teacher has returned to her post following maternity leave.
    Main findings
    You have continued your drive for improvement relentlessly. Strong and enthusiastic
    support is provided by the head of school. Together with other leaders there is a
    clear willingness to make a difference and ensure that all pupils do as well as they
    can. Nevertheless, you recognise the need to harness this enthusiasm and ensure
    that changes are embedded and make a difference. Evidencing improvements,
    measuring the progress made by all groups of pupils is necessary so that there are
    appropriate interventions. It is important to recognise though that much has been
    achieved in a short time and the governors have played an important part in this
    Staff have been involved in auditing the provision of mathematics throughout the
    school. Lessons need to be learnt, so that improvements can be made when reading
    and writing are audited. Precise detail about the teaching of each subject and the
    progress made by different groups is important so that you can identify clearly why,
    for example, some groups do considerably better than others. The introduction of
    clear expectations regarding how books are marked and that pupils will be set
    targets regularly so they know how to improve (assertive mentoring), both of which
    have been generally welcomed and show promise.
    You and the head of school are under no illusions that the significant previous staff
    changes have had a detrimental effect on the progress made by some pupils. The
    links between your staff and those at Eastfield Primary Academy is well established
    so that staff can learn together and share practice. Lesson observations are done
    regularly which informs individual training programmes. Consequently, individuals
    understand how to improve and you can check this frequently.
    I will visit the school during June 2014 to check that systems and progresses are
    embedded and to provide additional support and challenge if needed.
    External support
    The school improvement partner, working for Serco on behalf of the local authority
    visits regularly. However, you do not receive a written note of these visits; this
    omission must be rectified so that you can evidence the impact of the visits. At your
    behest, the school improvement partner will undertake a formal review later this
    term so that you have an external evaluation of the current situation.
    I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Executive
    Director of Children’s Services for North East Lincolnshire.
    Yours sincerely
    Marianne Young
    Her Majesty’s Inspector
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