Congratulations to the children who achieved their personal target at the end of last half term and who had an extra playtime. Well done! Will you achieve it this half term?
Investors in Pupils
Our Re-Assessment took place on Thursday 18th July 2013. One assessor visited school for the day and spoke to parents, governors, staff and children. The plaque can be viewed in the entrance hall!
Some information about Investors in Pupils...
The Investors in Pupils award builds on the principles of Investors in People and can empower all pupils as well as contributing to raising achievement.
As part of this award the children in school will find out about their school, the jobs of everyone in it and that the school has a budget. It will support them in setting targets for the class and for themselves whilst recognising the importance of the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in their education, and how they as pupils can make a difference.
For those children in years 2-6 their individual target is recorded at the back of their journal and is reviewed each week. At the end of a half term if their target has been achieved then they will be treated to an extra reward playtime.
Have a look at the display boards in school. Each class has a different theme. Each child's target is added to this board. Children are able to watch how they progress with their individual target during each half term!
What is Investors in Pupils?
It builds on the principles of Investors in People and can empower all pupils and contributes to raising achievement.
Investors in Pupils helps pupils find out about their school, the jobs of everyone in it and that the school has a budget. It supports them in setting targets for the class and for themselves whilst recognising the importance of the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in their education, and how they as pupils can make a difference.
It links closely with the Every Child Matters agenda, the school’s SEF and is recognised by OFSTED!
Investor in Pupils Facts
- It is a quality award, recognising the achievement of whole schools or class groups of pupils.
- It requires pupils to set themselves individual targets, and agree class targets, to improve the understanding of their own role in the learning process and how this contributes to raising standards.
- These class and individual targets, set by the pupils, relate to learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction.
- All supporting adults are involved in the process. These include teachers, parents and carers, lunchtime staff, school support staff, governors, cleaners and technicians amongst others. Their roles are identified by the pupils and endorsed by the adults.
- Investors in Pupils builds on the best practice which already exists in schools.
Who devised the Investor in Pupils award?
The Investors in Pupils award was originally created by Cathlene Paul the then Deputy Headteacher at RoyalParkPrimary School in Leeds.
It was piloted in primary schools through funding from the Leeds Training and Enterprise Council before being revised by the TEC in 2000.
The Learning and Skills Council in West Yorkshire took over responsibility for the award in 2001 and funded its delivery across the sub-region until 2006 when the LSC asked the five Education Authorities in West Yorkshire to take over the delivery of the award on the LSC’s behalf.
The Education Authority partnership provides consultancy, support and assessment for the award. It is non-profit making and utilises the revenue to support and develop the award.
Each local authority in West Yorkshire provides support and recognises the achievement of schools in their Local Authority.
The Partnership are currently rolling out Investors in Pupils across the country.