British Values

At Ribbon, we believe it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich and challenging humanities curriculum, and through a focus on key events in British History – such as the creation of Magna Carta – we invite pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse, multicultural and multi faith society.

Through a focus on multiculturalism and identity we equip pupils with a mature, respectful and sensitive appreciation for difference and diversity. In discussing what it means to be British, children engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices and develop an understanding of how we can celebrate our heritage and home cultures whilst also embracing the ties that bind us together.

We instil a deeply embedded appreciation of the values of fairness and democracy through our humanities curriculum as well as through our use of a ‘mandated’ model of our Ribbon Parliament and other Senior Pupil positions, in which children seeking to be elected as class/school representatives participate in hustings and voting processes.

Our geography curriculum casts a light on global citizenship and the rule of law, including the role of democratic advocacy for change.

Our school is enriched by the faith of our school community, and we teach an inclusive and all embracing Religious Education curriculum that teaches pupils about the beliefs and practices of all major religious groups, and indeed the shared values that religion can promote in synchrony with core British values.

We take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously. Our challenging curriculum enables pupils to recognise the valuable role that they play as emerging citizens in British society.

Supporting Documents:

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
progress.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’

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‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘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.’

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‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’

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‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Parents are
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’

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‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’

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‘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.’

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‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

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‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’

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‘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.’

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