The Ruskin Way
A Ruskin Learning Ready student is respectful towards peers, teachers, support staff and visitors. Within our diverse school community, they demonstrate kindness and tolerance. They show self-respect by striving to be the best they can be and by being organised and prepared to learn.
A Ruskin Learning Ready student is ambitious both inside and outside of the classroom. They love to learn and appreciate all of the opportunities offered to them. Because of their high aspirations, they strive to be the best that they can be.
A Ruskin Learning Ready student is confident in their abilities and strengths. They are not afraid to make mistakes and will ask questions. They take an active role in their learning and demonstrate independence.
We Are A Community
A Ruskin Learning Ready student works well with others and is a team player. They care for others and are proud to be part of the Ruskin community.
Core Knowledge Questions
At Ruskin Community High School our aim is to provide an ambitious curriculum for all of our students. This curriculum will provide our students with powerful knowledge. This knowledge is encapsulated with our Core Knowledge Questions.
At the start of every term, all students will be given a booklet with the Core Knowledge Questions that they will need to be able to answer. These questions will be used by teachers as part of students’ learning, recall and assessment.
Alongside the work done in the classroom, we encourage all students to work independently on their Core Knowledge Questions.
Please contact your child’s class teacher or form tutor if you have any questions about the Core Knowledge Questions.
Independent Learning at Ruskin
Independent Learning is all about helping students to build on the knowledge that they learn in class so that they know more, remember more, and can do more. This means they will experience lasting changes in their long-term memory, and develop a deep understanding of what they cover in class.
When students have truly learnt something, they can:
- Remember it later
- Understand how it connects to other things they know
- Explain it in detail
- Apply it to different situations
Quiz It, Map It, Link It is a structured programme of independent learning and revision activities that will help you to do all of the above. By using their Core Knowledge Questions Booklet in multiple different ways, students will go from simply memorising the facts, to really understanding them, and being able to use the knowledge much more confidently and effectively.