|Name||Harlow Green Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||07 November 2012|
|Address||Harlow Green Lane, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7TB|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||428 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||17.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4%|
Information about this school
Harlow Green Primary School is a larger than average-sized school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average, but the proportion at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well-below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. There have been five new teachers appointed in the last two years. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The achievement of pupils is good. It has improved and many now do better than expected nationally. The school spends the pupil premium funding very wisely so that this group of pupils make extremely good progress across the school. Teaching is good because lessons are well planned and teachers question pupils to make sure that they understand what they are learning. Teaching assistants also make a significant contribution to pupils’ good progress. Behaviour is outstanding. In lessons pupils’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive. Pupils move around school showing great consideration for others as well as being very polite to staff, visitors and other pupils. The leadership and management are outstanding. They have established excellent systems to quickly identify any pupils who are underachieving. The headteacher and governors have a very clear understanding of how well the school is doing and precisely what it needs to do to improve. Regular checking of the quality of teachers’ work has helped to improve it so that it is now good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not do as well in writing as they do in reading and mathematics. Although pupils know their lesson targets, they are not always given enough chances to find how well they are doing or enough time to go over the work that their teachers have marked to try and improve it. Only a small number of lessons were judged to be outstanding and a small proportion required improvement.