Investors in Pupils
The Investors in Pupils programme provides a unique pupil participation framework for schools and education settings. Initiated by schools, the programme began in West Yorkshire before establishing itself nationally, with over 500 schools engaging with the programme at some level, and with schools from over 50 Local Authorities having achieved the award to date, including Wales and Northern Ireland.
Investors in Pupils is a simple concept that builds on the principles of Investors in People; to empower all pupils, increase motivation and contribute to raising achievement across the Key Stages. The award is non-profit, using any revenue to further support the development of the award.
The programme offers schools a framework for involving pupils in decision making and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction. It is a powerful tool schools can use to develop 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. Pupils commit to common goals and teamwork – together as peers, and alongside staff members.
LHS is now working towards this nationally recognised and prestigious Investors in Pupils award. This will be a two year programme led by Mr Doherty that will help our students have a more in depth knowledge and understanding about their school, the jobs of everyone in it and how the school manages financial resources. It supports pupils in setting targets for their tutor group and for themselves while recognising the importance of the various roles and responsibilities of ALL staff involved in their education – from the canteen staff, to the governors, the cleaning staff and caretakers to the Principal and governors.
Everyone is valued and has an important role to play in our pupils education. Our pupils will also learn how they can contribute and make a difference to their school. Our KS3 pupils have already begun to create a mission statement for their tutor groups, as well as a tutor group target and a personal target, specific to each unique student.
Watch this space for further Investors in Pupils announcements and activities, and check out the link below for more information on this nationally recognised accreditation: