RSE information

We have based our school’s sex education policy on the DfE guidance document Relationship Education Guidance and Sex (ref DfE 0116/2000). Sex education is part of the personal, social and health education curriculum in our school. This policy links closely with our PSHCE, Anti-bullying, Child protection and Confidentiality policies.

Ethos and Values

At Ribbon Academy, we aim to provide a holistic education for all children, regardless of ethnicity, language, faith, gender or sexual orientation.

We aim to support children in their emotional, cultural and social, as well as academic development.

We believe that RSE, as part of our comprehensive PSHE curriculum, has a vital role to play in:

  • Teaching about and modelling healthy relationships
  • Challenging discrimination in all its forms
  • Promoting the emotional health and well being of all pupils
  • Fostering respect for self and others and therefore contributing to community cohesion
  • Encouraging children to take responsibility for their personal safety
  • Normalising the physical and emotional changes which occur at puberty
  • Encouraging children to seek support if they are feeling unhappy
  • Raising awareness, where appropriate, of health issues like Female Genital Mutilation

We aim to work in partnership with parents to encourage a culture of openness, and with other agencies to ensure that children receive accurate, factual and age appropriate information.

We aim to raise the aspirations of all of our children to enable them to reach their full potential and reduce the likelihood of them being affected by teenage pregnancy, mental ill health and other health inequalities

Supporting Documents:

Curriculum Letters:

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

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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

‘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

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

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

‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

OFSTED 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

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

‘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

‘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

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

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

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS