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 Ofsted Inspection Report 2017

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OUTSTANDING OFSTED INSPECTION
Gordon’s has once again been judged outstanding in all categories.

  • Residential boarders flourish and make exceptional academic, social and emotional progress. Residential boarding brings added value to the school and makes a vital contribution in assisting residential boarders fulfil their potential and make the most of their unique abilities. Residential boarding enhances academic achievement. 
  • Aspirational senior leaders convey their vision, passion and enthusiasm for continuous improvement to a dedicated residential boarding staff team. High expectations and new initiatives are positively influencing residential boarders who strive to achieve. 
  • Residential boarding staff are exceptionally caring, generous with their time and responsive to individual needs. Positive, warm and encouraging relationships are at the heart of the community. 
  • Safeguarding residential boarders is at the centre of practice, with a strong commitment to protecting them from harm. Staff understand the pressures faced by young people. E-safety and the appropriate use of social media have high importance. Supporting residential boarders to develop emotional resilience is a new initiative to promote their well-being. 
  • Respect, courtesy and consideration for others are embedded in the culture and evident throughout the school. Behaviour is excellent. 
  • Residential boarders acquire self-confidence, maturity, independence and the skills to live and work with others in preparation for a fulfilling adult life. 

 2016 Ofsted School Data Dashboard

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 Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

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OUTSTANDING OFSTED INSPECTION
Gordon’s has once again been judged outstanding in all categories: achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, sixth form, leadership and management, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. In particular: 
  • The work of this outstanding school is built upon a culture of high expectations and care for the individual. Students of all abilities and backgrounds make rapid progress from their starting points.
  • The academic standards attained by students are very high. The proportion of students achieving five GCSE grades at A* to C, including english and mathematics is well above average.
  • The quality of teaching is consistently good and often outstanding. Students are very enthusiastic about their learning because of this. Regular homework is used very effectively to promote their progress.
  • Development of the personal skills of hard work, self-discipline and tolerance within strong Christian values and beliefs is a particular strength of this school. The result is that students are prepared exceptionally well to take their place in modern democratic Britain.
  • Students’ behaviour both within lessons and at other times is impeccable. There is a harmonious atmosphere within which students work conscientiously and collaboratively. They are extremely proud of their school; its ethos and traditions are greatly respected by all.
  • The arrangements for keeping students safe and secure in the school are outstanding. They feel safe within a strong community and their sense of belonging is enhanced by regular participation in ceremony.
  • The Sixth Form is outstanding. Students make excellent progress and achieve high academic standards. They take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to develop leadership skills and the vast majority go on to secure places in higher education.

 Ofsted Inspection Report 2013

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