Staff praised after outstanding Ofsted for Gooderstone Primary School

A headteacher of a small school recently judged as outstanding by Ofsted has said its success is down to its ethos and hard working staff.

Gooderstone Primary School, near Swaffham, only has 64 pupils and five members of staff and was inspected over two days last month.

David Baldwin, headteacher of the school, said: 'There is a small community ethos in the school. The important thing is that the children enjoy their learning. We have got a very positive, phenomenally committed and hard working team of staff, parents and governors.'

The last full inspection of the school was in October 2008, when it was judged as satisfactory.

Part of the most recent Ofsted report said: 'This outstanding school is helping pupils make excellent progress from often low starting points, so that they leave school with attainment that is exceptionally high. This progress is the result of outstanding teaching.'

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