Ribbon Parliament

Ribbon Parliament is a representative group of pupils (from Year 4 to Year 6) elected by their peers in a true democratic vote, to represent their views and raise issues with the senior leaders of the Academy. Ribbon Parliament take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and are involved in strategic planning and processes such as the School Development Plan, director meetings and staff appointments.

Members of Ribbon Parliament also initiate fundraising ideas and share plans for charity days; including presenting in assembly and additional activities in which the school partake.

Ribbon Parliament helps children to:

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
  • Feel that their school responds to their needs;
  • Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
  • Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
  • Develop active life skills through participating.

Ribbon Parliament are also given the opportunity to develop active life skills by discussing any potential ideas and decisions that require child contributions, as directed by Mrs Sheridan (HT). MPs will be given the opportunity to have their voice heard by bringing their ideas to the table and play an active role in keeping their school a happy place. They will also be given the opportunity to present in assemblies; sharing their contributions to wider school life as well as any key events in which the school partake in.

‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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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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‘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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‘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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‘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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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