A COLCHESTER school with “high expectations” and “polite and friendly” pupils has received positive feedback from watchdogs in its latest report.

Government body Ofsted said Gosbecks Primary School “continues to be good” following a two-day inspection.

Inspector Ahson Mohammed was full of praise for the school’s curriculum, pupils, staff and more.

The report reads: “Gosbecks’ golden goals of ‘be kind, show respect and make good choices’ help pupils to grow and develop.

“Pupils are polite and friendly and engage well in conversation.

“They welcome visitors to their school and enjoy sharing their achievements.”

It also adds how the school has established “high expectations for all pupils” and that they achieve well.

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It continued: “Pupils learn in a supportive and nurturing environment.

“They are encouraged to express their feelings and concerns.

“Adults help pupils with any worries they have. This helps pupils to be happy and safe.”

Ofsted noted how the school has designed an “ambitious curriculum to meet pupils’ needs” and said pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive “effective support”.

The report was also full of praise for the staff and leaders.

It said: “Staff have many opportunities to develop their teaching.

“Leaders and governors ensure that new initiatives are manageable.

“They give subject leaders time to review and develop their subjects.

“These opportunities improve the school while having a positive impact on staff workload and wellbeing.

“Governors have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development and staff are eager to make the school even better.”

Safeguarding at Gosbecks was also deemed “effective”.

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Following the positive report, school headteacher Hannah McCann said: “I am very pleased with the good outcome from our recent Ofsted inspection.

“The report recognises our school’s strengths of high expectations for learning and behaviour as well as our nurturing environment.

“I am incredibly proud of our pupils who are always excellent ambassadors for our school.

“I would also like to thank parents, governors and staff who are all working together to create a culture where children feel safe, enjoy their learning and are challenged to achieve their best.”