Our Vision & Virtues

Our vision of ‘Growing Together’ encompasses everything we do and offer here at Ribbon Academy for all stakeholders including; children, staff, Trustees, families and our local community. Our rich curriculum offer, enhancements and work within the village provides the opportunities and support that is required to ensure that all stakeholders continue to ‘grow’ physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Ribbon Virtues are based on ‘Character Traits’ that we promote through everything we do. The RESPECT framework supports our whole school approach to be able to help all stakeholders to develop their Resilience, Empathy, Self-awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

We try to be the very best version of ourselves by incorporating these virtues in our daily life at school and at home.

Resilience is:

To keep going when things get tough whilst learning from your mistakes; knowing that it’s fine to ask for help when you need it.

Empathy is:

The ability to understand how someone is feeling and knowing how to respond when others need your help.

Self-awareness is:

Having the ability to effectively judge our behaviour and understand how this can impact on those around us.

Positivity is:

Looking on the bright side even when life is difficult; showing certainty and demonstrating a positive mind-set.

Excellence is:

Striving for the very best in everything you do. Excellence requires hard work, commitment and aspiration.

Communication is:

The ability to talk so we can share what we are thinking and feeling. Communication is also being able to listen and respond effectively.

Teamwork is:

More than just getting along with others; it’s working respectfully and effectively within a group whilst doing your share of the work.

‘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

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

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

‘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

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

PARENT 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

‘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

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

OFSTED COMMENTS