Welcome to our Investors in Pupils page. We are really looking forward to working towards this award and sharing our journey and achievements along the way.
What is Investors in Pupils?
Investors in Pupils provides a quality framework and award within which schools can develop, embed and enhance Pupil Voice and Participation strategies. It provides opportunities for children and young people to take responsibility for their own education and behaviour. The award enables consistent co-ordination, review and implementation across five main areas; learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction.
Investors in Pupils Representatives
The Investors in Pupils representatives’ job is to help promote the award to our classes and teachers and to make sure that we are working towards the targets on our action plan. We are really looking forward to helping our school achieve this award this year.Investors in Pupils Launch Assembly
At the beginning of each school year, each class writes their own Class Vision Statement. This sets out what we want our classes to be like and how we will all work together to achieve our targets and rewards. Every class has a copy of their Class Vision displayed on their Class Noticeboards.
Class Noticeboards & Class Targets
Every class has an Investors in Pupils Noticeboard that has all the important information relating to the award on display. We use the board to help keep track of our targets and how close we are to achieving our class reward!
When we set our class targets they have to relate to one of the five areas:
- Classroom Management
Each class has chosen their own target which reflects what they think they need to work on most.
An important part of the Investors in Pupils Award is Attendance. Our Investors in Pupils representatives meet regularly with Mrs Burrows who works in our school office and ask for the weekly attendance figures for each class. A “Best Attendance” trophy is then awarded to the class with the highest attendance. These figures are also shared in the Head Teacher Newsletter. The class that has the highest overall attendance at the end of each term get an extra reward break! All classes work really hard to keep their attendance as high as possible.
Keeping our learning environments tidy and clean is something we decided we wanted to improve on as a whole school. To help with this, the Investors in Pupils representatives decided to launch a Cleanest Classroom weekly award. Each week, our representatives meet with the school cleaners to find out which class has won the Cleanest Classroom Award. There is an award for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2. Some classes (and teachers!) are more tidy than others but all the classes have worked hard to improve how they leave their classroom at the end of the day. There is still some work to do especially in the cloakrooms but the cleaning team have noticed that there has been a big improvement over the last term. The trophies are presented in the whole school Monday assembly. The class with the most wins in a term earn an extra reward break!
One of the areas that we are keen to work on as part of our Investors in Pupils journey is improving dinner times both inside the dinner hall and outside on the playground. We are working closely with the School Council on this part of the project as well as with the dinner staff.
Who Does What Day!
An exciting project linked to Investors in Pupils that takes place in Year 5 is ‘Who Does What Day’. This is where the jobs and roles in schol that are normally done by adults are carried out by Year 5 pupils in our school. This includes the role of Head Teacher, class teachers, SENCo, support staff, office staff, dinner staff and the cleaning time. All Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to apply for a role they want and they are then shortlisted for an interview. Once they are appointed for their role, they meet with the member of staff who they will work alongside to get to know what they will be doing in their role and to plan any activities/tasks they need to do before the Who Does What Day.
Take a look at some of the pictures from our most recent Who Does What Day.