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.

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

OFSTED COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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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.’

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

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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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‘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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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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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.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The school provides rich extracurricular opportunities, such as “Ribbon Radio” and the “Poets’ Podium”, which help develop pupils’ confidence.’

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

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

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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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‘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

‘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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