Investors in Pupils
Investors in Pupils builds on the principles of Investors in People, at its heart is pupil voice and pupil participation.
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.
What is “Investors in Pupils”?
- It is a charter mark, originating from the West Yorkshire Local Authorities, designed to develop pupils’ responsibility and participation in their own education
- It can empower all pupils, increase motivation and contribute to raising standards throughout the Key Stages
It has at its core the following Important Features
- Pupils begin to understand how schools work.
- Pupils will become involved with their own education.
- Pupils will begin to take responsibility for all aspects of their school life.
- All supporting adults are involved in the process.
- Investors in Pupils builds on best practice which already exists in schools.
- Additionally, Investors in Pupils provides evidence for Every Child Matters and Ofsted requirements.
Investors in Pupils at Haworth Primary School
We recognised that we already had many of the important features embedded into our ethos, but that we could improve these still further. We particularly wanted to involve the pupils more in the running of their school, by improving their understanding of how our school works and the roles of the adults within it. We felt this would further improve relationships across the school at all levels.
Each class has its own Investors in Pupils display board which contains:
- A mission statement about how they want their class to be. This is based on five key areas – learning, attendance, behaviour, induction and class management.
- Individual pupil targets – set by the children themselves
- A whole school target set weekly, where everyone's efforts count towards its achievement.
- A class target, where everyone’s efforts count towards its achievement.
- An induction booklet to give to new staff or pupils to help them settle in.
In addition, a presentation is shared at our Friday Celebration Assembly, which summarises class achievements, announces lunchtime award winners from each Key Stage and celebrates attendance in each class.
Each class decides on a weekly class target, which is included on our class Investors in Pupils' boards.