I am very proud to welcome you to Ribbon Academy Trust.
It is a privilege to lead such a wonderful academy, full of happy, well-behaved, hard-working children who are a pleasure to teach, and to be part of a caring, talented and dedicated team of adults.
At Ribbon, we strive to make every child and adult feel that they are valued and unique and that they are an important part of the school as we strive to ‘Grow Together’. We seek to create an inclusive community, where everybody is valued and nurtured. People routinely comment on the friendly atmosphere that exists in the school, but also notice that it has a great sense of purpose and quality.
We are committed to the achievement of every single child regardless of his or her ability. We are proud to say that our children make excellent progress from their starting points and achieve outstanding outcomes. All staff endeavour to make every lesson engaging and enjoyable for all pupils and, as a result, our children are keen to learn and to try their very best because they want to succeed. Children at Ribbon are are polite, well mannered, courteous and have excellent attitudes to learning.
We hope you enjoy finding out more about Ribbon by exploring this site!
Mrs Ashleigh Sheridan – Head teacher
We firmly believe that each child has individual needs and a right to develop at a pace that ensures each one reaches his or her full potential.
We aim to do this by:
✓ Having high aspirations and achievable expectations;
✓ Providing a broad and balanced curriculum;
✓ Offering opportunities in all areas of learning;
✓ Adapting teaching styles;
✓ Encouragement and valuing children’s contributions;
✓ Effectively planning and assessing children’s work;
✓ Providing appropriate resources;
✓ Offering broad moral, cultural and spiritual support.
‘RESPECT’ is now our official Ribbon Anthem
At the end of the summer term, we invitedChris Alton (professional singer, song writer & author)into school to write a song with the children reflecting our Ribbon Virtues:
R – Resilience
E – Empathy
S – Self-awareness
P – Positivity
E – Excellence
C – Communication
T – Teamwork
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‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’
‘Early Years leaders and staff are expert in using their knowledge of what children can and cannot yet do to sharpen their planning and focus their teaching.’
‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’
‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’
‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’
‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’
‘Ribbon monitor the progress and well-being of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities carefully. Expectations for these pupils are high. As a result, they make generally good progress from their starting points.’
‘There is clear evidence that you and your staff’s ongoing work to improve the depth of pupils’ mathematical understanding across the school is working.’
‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’
‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’
‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’
‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’
‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’
‘The learning environment, both inside and out, is stimulating and attractive. Staff are skilled in ensuring that children develop their independence as learners who enjoy exploring the world.’
‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’
‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’
‘All support and communication is brilliant’
‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’
‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’