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.

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‘Behaviour and attitudes are rated “Good”, with pupils showing positive behaviour both in and out of lessons.’

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‘Reading and Literacy: Reading is prioritised, with an effective phonics program starting in the early years. Pupils’ love for reading is nurtured through various competitions and a well-stocked library.’

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‘The quality of education at the school is “Good”, with a broad and inspiring curriculum that builds knowledge progressively.’

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‘Safety and Well-being: Pupils feel safe at the school, describing it as a “safe spot”. There is a strong culture of safeguarding, with effective systems in place to report and follow up on concerns. The pastoral team works tirelessly to ensure the welfare of all pupils.’

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‘The school has a strong safeguarding culture, with effective systems in place to ensure the welfare and safety of all pupils.’

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‘Reading is a priority, with an effective phonics program starting in early years, fostering a love for reading among pupils.’

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‘Leadership and management are “Good”, demonstrating high ambitions for all pupils and a strong culture of mutual support among staff.’

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‘Parents are highly supportive of the school, agreeing that their children are happy and well-supported.’

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‘Community and Extracurricular Activities: Pupils engage in activities like ‘Ribbon Radio’ and the ‘Poets’ Podium’, developing confidence and showcasing their talents. The school also runs breakfast clubs, after-school activities, and a community café, enhancing the sense of community and belonging.’

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‘Leadership and Management: Leadership and management are rated “Good”. Leaders have high ambitions for every pupil, and there is a strong culture of mutual support and teamwork among the staff. The governing body and trustees are knowledgeable and committed to the success of the pupils.’

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‘Personal development is “Outstanding”, offering a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school.’

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‘Early Years Provision: The provision for early years is rated “Outstanding”. The staff provide an exceptional range of carefully planned learning activities that encourage curiosity, independence, and the development of spoken language from day one.’

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‘Pupils feel safe and have positive attitudes towards learning, understanding and demonstrating the school’s values.’

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‘Inclusivity and Nurturing Environment: The school is described as inclusive and nurturing, with high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and achievements. Celebratory displays showcase pupils’ accomplishments, creating a positive and inspiring learning environment.’

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‘Behaviour and Attitudes: Behaviour and attitudes at the school are rated “Good”. Pupils exhibit positive attitudes towards learning and demonstrate a strong understanding of the school’s values.’

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‘The Ribbon Academy is rated as “Good” overall, reflecting high standards in various aspects of school performance.’

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‘Early years provision is rated “Outstanding”, with staff providing a magical learning journey that encourages curiosity and independence.’

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‘Pupils thrive in an inclusive, nurturing environment where their accomplishments are celebrated.’

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‘The school provides rich extracurricular opportunities, such as “Ribbon Radio” and the “Poets’ Podium”, which help develop pupils’ confidence.’

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‘Personal Development: Personal development at the school is rated “Outstanding”. The curriculum provides a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school gates, including educational visits and active citizenship opportunities.’

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‘Quality of Education: The quality of education provided is considered “Good”. The curriculum is broad, inspiring, and well-thought-out, enabling pupils to build on their knowledge progressively.’

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