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.

‘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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT 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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

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

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

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 are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘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