Tuke School
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Post 16
Special school
11 - 19
Community special school

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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Daniel Gardens
SE15 6ER

School Description

Tuke School provides education for students aged 11 to 19 years with severe, profound and complex learning disabilities. These include severe physical disabilities, fine and gross motor difficulties, severe intellectual and/or sensory impairment, developmental delay and extreme communication difficulties, as well as challenging behaviours. Of the students, 25% have additional medical needs. All students have a full statement of special educational needs and can be admitted at any time in their school career; consequently, there is a high level of mobility. There are 50% of the students known to be eligible for free school meals, with 75% of students being from minority ethnic groups and 40% have learned English as an additional language. The school has achieved the Healthy School, Artsmark Gold and Sportsmark awards Inspection report: Tuke School, 4–5 October 2011 4 of 14 Inspect ion grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is sat isfactory, and 4 is inadequate Please tur n to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms Inspection judgements Overall effectiveness: how good is the school? 1 The school’s capacity for sustained improvement 1 Main findings At the heart of Tuke School is a total commitment to equality of opportunity for all students. The school continually strives to achieve more and, over the past two years, has significantly developed its use of assessment to track students’ progress. This has enabled staff to set challenging personal targets for all students, so that by the time they are in the sixth form they have the opportunity to use their skills in a very wide range of contexts, including visits to different countries. An outstanding curriculum provides an excellent range of experiences and reflects the school’s very high level of ambition for its students. Consequently, students’ progress and achievement are outstanding. Parents and carers have a very high regard for the school. As one wrote, ‘Tuke School has very dedicated and hard-working staff. My child is so happy and content at school.’ Teaching is outstanding and there is a very high level of consistency. The headteacher and senior leaders have set out a clear vision to which all staff commit themselves. There is a highly developed sense of shared purpose and pride. Students feel very safe and show a high level of trust in staff. Staff know students well; the difficulties they face mean that students’ behaviour can be very challenging on occasions. However, because all staff are so clear about the approaches to take, it is managed consistently well and behaviour is good, a real achievement given students’ starting points. Attendance has improved and is now above average. Students’ personal targets focus not only on the key communication, language and numeracy skills but also on independence and social skills. Consequently, there is continuous improvement in all outcomes for students and their understanding of healthy lifestyles is outstanding, reflecting Tuke’s Healthy School and Sportsmark awards. The contribution to the school and wider community and development of workplace and other skills for the future are also both outstanding. The impact is significant, not just in school but outside as well. As one parent comments, ‘I am impressed by the positive impact that Tuke has had on my daughter within just one year. Tuke’s effect on her has meant a better living for my entire family.’ The school’s inspirational leadership is reflected in the superb, new building, over which the school’s leaders had a direct influence at all stages. The building reflects the school’s ethos and encapsulates its vision: it is designed completely around students’ needs and aspirations. The school makes outstanding use of self-evaluation to bring about improvement. Expectations of staff and students are absolutely clear and there are excellent systems in place to monitor and develop teaching and track the progress of every student. The school has identified further developments to Inspection report: Tuke School, 4–5 October 2011 5 of 14 Inspect ion grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is sat isfactory, and 4 is inadequate Please tur n to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms make in its use of progress tracking to help extend learning even more, and plans to develop the use of information and communication technology (ICT) further to enable students, parents, carers and staff to access information outside school. The school was judged outstanding when inspected just over two years ago but has continued to make significant improvements. The school’s track record shows that its capacity for sustained improvement is outstanding.

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