Ruskin Junior School


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Wordsworth Drive
Upper Stratton
7 - 11
Academy sponsor led mainstream
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Ruskin Junior School is larger than the average-sized primary school. It is part of the Blue Kite multi-academy trust. The trust was formed in April 2016. The school has a specialist SEND resource base for up to 10 pupils who have autism spectrum disorder and social communication and interaction difficulties. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The majority of pupils attending the school are of White British origin. The school runs a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including a daily breakfast club and holiday clubs. Inspection report: Ruskin Junior School, 21–22 November 2018 Page 8 of 10 Information about this inspection This was the first full inspection since the academy conversion in 2016. Inspectors observed pupils in lessons in all classes across the school, and most inspection activities were joined by senior leaders. These included learning walks to evaluate the quality of teaching and provision for disadvantaged pupils and the most able. Discussions took place with the headteacher, assistant headteacher, SENCo and subject leaders. There was also a discussion with the leader for the SEND resource base. Additional discussions were held with representatives of the trust. These included the CEO, trustees and representatives of the LGB. The inspectors gained the views of pupils throughout the inspection, including in discussions at breaktimes. The inspectors looked at pupils’ current work in books with other leaders to establish the standards being achieved. They also spoke with pupils about their views of learning, the curriculum and safeguarding. Inspectors listened to pupils read in Years 3 and 6. Inspectors spoke with pupils and parents to seek their views of the school. The 23 surveys from Parent View were considered by inspectors. Inspectors scrutinised a number of documents, including the school’s summary selfevaluation, school improvement plan, adviser support visit notes, headteacher reports, minutes of governing body meetings, improvement plans and information relating to behaviour, safety and safeguarding. Inspection team Stewart Gale, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Tracy French Ofsted Inspector Matthew Cottrell Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Ruskin Junior School, 21–22 November 2018 Page 9 of 10 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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