What is Investors in Pupils?

The Investors in Pupils award shows that we value our children and include them in decisions that are made about school e.g. through School Council.

This year, children have been learning about the running of the school, including the budget and how it is used. Children have also learnt about the different roles and responsibilities of everyone in the school community – governors, teachers, administrative and support staff.

The 5 areas of Investors in Pupils

Learning – Children are aware of their next steps for learning and have targets to work towards.


Induction – Children are kind and welcoming to visitors. Each class has an induction file to welcome new children

Behaviour – Children help to create school and classroom rules and are rewarded for good behaviour.


Attendance – Children know it is important to come to school every day and on time. Classes are rewarded for good attendance.

Classroom Management – Children learn to look after the resources in school and help to keep their classroom tidy. Each class has resource monitors to ensure equipment is being looked after.

We have an Investors in Pupils ethos which means that we recognise the achievement of the whole school. We value all pupils and help them to improve their understanding of their role in their learning journey.

The main criteria relating to Investors in Pupils involves all of the following for each classroom:

An individual target:  This shows that we are all learners together.  These targets can be personal or academic.  The children choose their own target and it helps them in one of five areas.

A welcome file/powerpoint:  This is developed by the children to welcome new people (pupils and adults) into their class.

A Class charter:  This is decided upon by all the class to help the class to work as a team but for each child to know how they contribute to that class to make it a happy, caring environment in which to learn.
A Class target: This is reviewed and renewed half termly to help the class work as a team on a chosen area, e.g. lining up sensibly, playing together at playtime etc.