PSHE

PSHE ensures the children attending Ribbon are given useful tools and coping mechanism to use within the wider world. Our PSHE curriculum provides opportunities for our children to:

  • develop a good understanding of current social issues;
  • discuss and debate effectively, with their own opinions;
  • build relationships/ friendships and have the strategies to decipher a healthy and an unhealthy relationship;
  • educate and enhance an understanding of being part of a community;
  • establish a greater understanding of themselves and what makes them different;
  • build on their self esteem and confidence;
  • understand how they can have control over achieving and becoming successful.

Our PSHE curriculum at Ribbon (Jigsaw) has been adapted, so that all children from Early Years through to Year 6 are focusing on the same topics, whilst ensuring the content and outcomes are age appropriate. We strive to educate our children around Ribbon’s RESPECT virtues; Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

Along with using the document for the PSHE Association we also have a moral duty to provide the children with knowledge about British Values and Citizenship throughout the United Kingdom. Through the personalisation of the Jigsaw curriculum , we are able to ensure that all children within the school, no matter what their ability, can access the potential that having a better understanding of  themselves, the people around them and the world they are apart of.

Our PSHE Overview

Our PSHE Overview outlines the essential details to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum whilst providing our teachers with the tools required to support the development of fully rounded people and citizens. These details include: –

  • progression of teaching topics
  • identification of  PSHE focused skills to teach
  • prioritised knowledge to know, understand and apply to opinions through discussion.

Our progressive, sequential curriculum has purposefully been designed to plan a deeper understanding and reflection of themselves and the wider world.

It is important at Ribbon that when learning and practising PSHE children are given the opportunity to reflect, discuss and voice their opinion as they explore teaching content from our Jigsaw curriculum- the mindful approach to PSHE. By using this structured programme we have been able to adapt and enhance the objectives so they are appropriate to all, adapt to the ever-changing world, focus on the needs of our children at a given time and fully develop children in all areas of PSHE.

Additional Opportunities

Aside from lessons and the taught curriculum, Ribbon makes significant contributions to PSHE through our daily routines. Every lunch time, we provide children with a range of amazing activities, both outdoor and indoor. Some of our children struggle to cope with the open space and unstructured time on a lunchtime therefore, we created alternative options through our CNS sports provision,  gardening club and Ribbon Recycles project. This allows children to have the break they’re entitled to and in their own safe space (Article 31). On a weekly basis, children are rewarded for their table manners and kindness during lunch time and invited to eat lunch at the Golden Table. The Golden Table has a selection of children (chosen for showing excellent manners) and a teacher on, they are served by volunteers from Year 5 and 6 as a reward for being amazing. This allows the children to communicate with children they may not have met before, as well as spending quality time with a teacher.

As a school, we work incredibly hard to ensure the children at Ribbon are able to break down as many stereotypes as possible. We have been awarded Gold for Educate and Celebrate; securing a future of inclusion and social justice. We successfully have and continue to equip our children with the knowledge, skills and confidence to discuss and understand gender differences, with the focus of making the local community (and wider society) a more welcoming place for everyone.

The children at Ribbon have a voice through a range of clubs (Article 15). As a way to incorporate democracy into school life, each year group vote for their class representative to join Ribbon Parliament. Ribbon Parliament works very hard to share the vision of our children and discuss different ways in which they can be part of change (Children in Need, Sports Relief etc). Another very successful initiative to encourage the voice of the children is Ribbon Radio. Every Friday, all children across the school listen to a broadcast made from a team of Ribbon pupils. The radio crew work very hard to share current updates around the world, popular music and Ribbon news (Article 17).

Ribbon are also involved with Dementia in the Community. Two of our team are Dementia Champions and are working hard to offer dementia sessions to all children and staff to ensure we are all Dementia Friends, working towards a Dementia Friendly School.

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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‘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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