Attendance & The School Day

We have three permanent gates for entry and exit to Ribbon. This accommodates the large number of children, of different ages, who enter/exit the site every day.

Entry & Exit Points

Gate 1 – (Bottom of Toft Crescent) Years 1, 2 & 3

Gate 2 – (Next to Murton Library) – Day-care, Nursery & Reception

Gate 3 – (Opposite main reception) – Years 4, 5 & 6

Drop-off

  • All gates will open at 8.45am when all children can make their way into school (year group time restrictions have been removed in line with government guidelines).
  • Older siblings can enter at the same gate as their younger siblings.
  • Parents/carers will leave their children at the gate (as happens now) which ensures a prompt start to learning for our children.

Collection

  • Gates will open at 3.25pm for collection of children (in Years 1 to 6) at 3.30pm. We invite parents/carers to meet their children on the playground in front of their classroom doors.
  • We have parental permission for some children in Years 4, 5 & 6 to walk home themselves; this is fine if we have written consent.
  • If you have children at different collection points, we will ensure that they leave from the same classroom (older children will leave with younger siblings).

Nursery Unit

Session 1: 8.45 – 11.30am
Session 2: 12.45 – 3.30pm

This will allow parents/carers, with children both in Nursery unit and KS1, to collect both children themselves.

End of the School Day

Children in KS1 stay with their teacher until they see their adult.

They are NEVER allowed to leave school by themselves unless we have written consent for this. If your child is in KS2, please wait on the KS1 playground and your child’s teacher will accompany them around the top section of the building to meet you.

At least one member of staff should be present on the playground, for supervision purposes, from 3.30pm until all children have left the school grounds. If parents/carers need to see any member of staff, please feel free to come into the main reception to make an appointment.

As soon as all children are seen safely off-site the teacher will be able to see you. If any adult other than the usual adult is collecting your child we must have a telephone call or letter to let us know that someone different will be coming. It is also helpful to know how they are known to the children.

Attendance

Our Family Support Advisor, Kathryn Maddison, works to ensure that all students benefit from the education we provide by attending school regularly.

Kathryn works with pupils and their families to support parents/carers in helping them to meet their legal duty by ensuring that children attend school regularly and on time.

We use incentives and rewards to acknowledge the efforts made by our pupils to attend regularly and for those pupils who work hard to improve their attendance and timekeeping.

Attendance related information will be sent to parents/carers on a regular basis, and parents/carers will be alerted if their child’s level of attendance falls below our whole school target of 96% (the national attendance rate is currently 96%).

Attendance and punctuality is monitored daily, parents/carers and pupils who give low priority to attendance and punctuality will be challenged.

Supporting Documents:

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED 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

‘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

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

PARENT 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

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS