Please download the official letter from the Investors in Pupils team.
We are pleased to announce that at the end of 2015-16, we earned our first accreditation for Investors in Pupils. Well done to all the staff and pupils. We are extremely pleased and proud.
Since September, everyone at Wellgate has been working towards the award for Investors in Pupils.
We are happy to announce that on Tuesday 28th June, we are being assessed in order to achieve the National Investors in Pupils Award which we have been working extremely hard towards this year.
What is Investors in Pupils?
The Investors in Pupils programme is an established national quality mark to recognise, develop and extend pupil voice and participation strategies in school. It emphasises participation of all pupils to empower them, increase motivation and contribute to raising achievement throughout school. It is powerful in developing a positive ethos where pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. Children work towards common goals and teamwork together with each other and with staff.
What is Investors in Pupils about?
- Working smoothly together like cogs in a machine to make our school better.
- Learning that everyone at our school has a role to play.
- Learning that everyone in our school is constantly learning.
- Sharing our targets and goals together.
- Celebrating each other’s successes and supporting each other.
- Understanding more about school systems and how money is spent.
- Children understanding how adults in the school community support them in many different ways.
What does it involve?
The programme involves pupils in decision making and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to the five key areas; learning, induction, behaviour, attendance (including punctuality) and classroom management and responsibilities.
For Investors in Pupils, everyone chooses their own learning target to work towards. It can be for anything at all that they find tricky, not just writing or number work. The children will find out about some of the learning that the grown-ups in school do too.
This word is to do with how we make visitors or new people feel welcome in our classrooms and school. Every classroom should have a special “Induction Book” to show visitors and new children about everyone in the class.
Every class agrees a set of rights and responsibilities and a vision which says how they want their class to be. Everyone must try hard to make their class the best it can be. The lunchtime supervisors and other grown-ups in school might visit classrooms to talk about the behaviour they see, and how we can all help make it even better.
This word is to do with coming to school and coming on time. It is also about being in the right place at the right time in school, such as coming in after playtimes and being ready for learning.
Classroom Management & Responsibilities
This involves keeping learning spaces clean and tidy. Classes learn about resources and how to look after them. Everyone is given a job to help the smooth running of the classroom.
Who is involved?
The whole school community is involved including:
- Kitchen Staff
- Teaching Assistants
- Office Staff
Every member of our school community will be invited to share information about their role and how they support the children in school. In the infant corridor, we also have a display, ‘Who’s Who at Wellgate?’ where you can look to find out more.