Investors in Pupils

In February 2020, we were awarded "Investors in Pupils" status. Investors in Pupils is a simple concept to empower all pupils, increase motivation and contribute to raising achievement. The programme offers schools a framework for involving pupils in decision making, and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning and behaviour. Pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. Pupils commit to common goals and teamwork – together with each other and with staff. Schools work to continually improve their provision across a number of indicators. 

Our work is led by Miss Perini, supported by Mrs Whiting, and our school councillors have played a key role in leading some of the developments. 

You can see more about school council on their page in the "About us" section. (After a year as 'self validated' we will receive an external validation visit)

“Meet the governors”

As our work continues towards Investors in Pupils status, we are keen to have our governors come in to visit the school and meet the children to talk about their role as a governor.  They ranged in experience from weeks to years of service to the governing body. The school council introduced the assembly, which was organised by Miss Perini and Mrs Whiting to organise and lead the assembly.  Children from all years asked them some great questions about their role including why they wanted to be a governor.

(You can find out who is on our governing body by looking at the Governors page of the website.)

Class and Individual Aims

As part of the Investors in Pupils process, children learn to set targets or aims for themselves to work on at school. At the start of the academic year, the children and their teacher work together on a class aim and these are reviewed and updated every half term.  Parents and carers can also keep up to date and discuss with their children their aims as an Investors in Pupils sticker goes into the home school contact book. 

2021 Pupil Survey

All the children took part in a pupil survey and had a chance to let Mr Hunt and the governors know how they felt about their school. Here are the responses:

Key to responses (this varied according to the statement but was usually one of the following):

Response

1

2

3

4

5

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

or

All the time

Most of the time

Some of the time

Almost never

Never

About Investors in Pupils

The following document that Miss Perini produced for staff provides detailed information on the process and what it means for the school: