Curriculum Statement

It is our main aim to create a lively, stimulating school where every individual is valued and to maximise the opportunities for intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, aesthetic and social development within a caring, secure environment.

The school offers a broad and rich curriculum to meet present day demands of our children and satisfies the statutory orders of the National Curriculum. We value highly the process of ‘negotiation’ as it gives children a sense of involvement and ownership over what and how they learn. These key skills are taught during small teacher led group activities.

The children are given the opportunity during their own time, and within a safe and carefully set up learning environment, to explore, investigate, practise, develop and apply these and other skills and techniques. A variety of teaching styles including whole class, group and individual are used.

At Ribbon we Aim:

  • To support pupils in order to achieve high academic and personal standards;
  • To help children to develop lively, enquiring minds with the ability to question and argue rationally;

  • To apply themselves successfully to tasks, problem solving activities and physical skills;

  • To develop within the individual a sense of self-respect, self-discipline and the capacity to live as an independent person, selfmotivated and confident;

  • To help children to understand the world in which they live and to develop the ability to contribute as a member of a co-operative group and to recognise their responsibility within a community;

  • To help children to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life, at home, at work, at leisure and as consumers and citizens in order to achieve maximum potential;

  • To encourage the child to acquire values, attitudes and concepts which enable the individual to adapt to life in a fast changing world;

  • To encourage a respect for all and an understanding of various religions and cultures present in our modern society;

  • To develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements, whilst recognising mankind’s place in the natural world;

  • To deliver the National Curriculum offering a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum with particular regard to the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy;

  • To provide adequate facilities for the development of physical skills and team games;

  • To be aware of equal opportunities for all.

‘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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘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.’

OFSTED 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

‘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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT 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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS