In July 2012 Ofsted found Gorse Covert Primary to be a GOOD school.
■ This is a good school.
■ Pupils’ achievement is good. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress across all areas of learning because of the good teaching that they receive. However, insufficient use of the outdoor learning area prevents even better progress.
■ Teachers have good subject knowledge and provide activities that motivate pupils and enable them to succeed.
■ The behaviour and safety of pupils, including their attitudes to learning, are good. Pupils say they feel safe in school and the vast majority of parents and carers support this view.
■ The school is well led and managed. The senior leaders are well supported by a proactive governing body and dedicated team of staff. They have a clear understanding of strengths and areas for improvement which is based upon accurate school self-evaluation. The leadership of teaching by senior leaders is effective as is the management of performance. However, the school has not yet fully developed the role of middle managers in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning.