The Grange Primary SchoolInvestors in Pupils
At The Grange Primary School we are very proud to have achieved the Investors in Pupils award. This means we consistently embed and enhance pupil voice within school, and encourage children to take more ownership of their learning and behaviour and ultimately empower them.
These are some of the comments made by the assessor and our children:
- This inclusive school really lives up to its motto of giving, “every child, every chance, every day”.
- Children interviewed had awareness of the role of governors, knowing that they helped their headteacher to make many, “Important decisions to help our school “. (KS 2 pupil).
- Parents and grandparents feel very well informed about their children’s current learning, progress and future targets and therefore able to support learning at home.
- Pupils can talk confidently about the things they enjoy and appreciate at school, “It’s like a family – we all care about each other” (KS2 pupil).
- Achievements in school are highly sought after and valued by the pupils. “It makes me feel happy and proud”, (KS1 pupil).
- Pupil voice is embedded across the school. Pupils take responsibilities very seriously and are aware of themselves as role models.
- “They have to trust us to listen to their problems”, (Buddy).
- “We are helping the people who actually do the work”, (Fair Trade Representative).
- Speaking about jobs in classes, “Everybody should take part – we’re a team!” (Year 4 pupil).
Investors in Pupils is based on 5 main areas:
- Classroom behaviour
It encourages children to take responsibility through target setting.
Class Mission Statement
At the beginning of each school year every class agrees on a class mission statement which is based upon the 5 areas.
Alongside the class mission statement, each class agrees on an area that they need to improve. A SMART target is set along with an agreed treat to work towards. Each classroom displays a target ladder. Once the class target has been achieved the class move up a step on their ladder. When classes reach the top of the ladder, they receive their treat. For example; ice-cream, a film and popcorn or a class party.
Children are asked to reflect on their own areas for development. They write an individual SMART target which is displayed within the classroom.
At The Grange Primary School it is important that we recognise we are one whole team and work together. The whole school target is displayed throughout school to remind the children what we are working towards.
Whole School Target
Adults in School
As part of the award pupils find out more about the adult roles within the school. In each classroom photographs are displayed of the class governors and lunchtime supervisors.
In each classroom there is a purple induction folder. This folder contains information about the class that helps visitors get to know our daily routines and practices.
Class Induction Folder
The Grange Primary School
How else do we contribute to the five key areas?
- School council
- Subject representatives
- House teams
Good to be Green behaviour system
- VIPs (very independent person)
- 4 Rs (resourceful, resilient, reciprocal and reflective)
- Attendance awards
- Weekly achievement assembly where children can vote for their star worker
- Rainbow targets
- Trusted adults
- Good to be green treat
- Buddies and play leaders
- Class of the week (based on attendance)