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Ruskin College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders and managers must swiftly develop a stronger oversight of safeguarding. They must ensure that all staff are appropriately trained to follow college policies and procedures regarding how to keep learners safe.
  • Leaders and managers must follow their own safer recruitment procedures to ensure that staff awaiting DBS checks do not work with potentially vulnerable learners without risk assessment.
  • Leaders should improve their assessment of learners’ starting points to ensure they are placed on English language courses which provide them with the best opportunities to succeed.
  • Leaders should improve the advice and guidance for learners on community learning courses, so they know how to progress onto higher levels of education.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Raise success rates for the foundation English, certificate to higher education (HE) and the range of lifelong learning courses by ensuring that staff monitor students’ progress in a more coordinated, effective way, and that academic and support staff liaise more closely and share information about students where appropriate.
  • Further improve the quality of teaching and learning by better planning to meet individual learning needs, particularly for group sessions, through more focused questioning and a wider range of learning activities.
  • Simplify the college’s strategic planning and monitoring procedures by ensuring appropriate staff are fully aware of their personal role in achieving and routinely reporting on specified actions.
  • Make the observation of teaching and learning a more effective part of the performance management of teachers by ensuring that lesson observations take place as intended, that areas for improvement are described in detail and action points reviewed promptly, and that rigorous, transparent and consistent performance management procedures underpin the entire scheme.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Key areas for improvement
  • Amount of initial assessment for literacy on trade union studies and short day courses
  • Use of data to critically analyse aspects of provision
  • Arrangements for quality assurance

Report Recommendations