Investors in Pupils
Investors in Pupils recognises the school's ability to influence and develop areas such as behaviour, attendance, attitude, classroom management and organisation and induction.
We are all very proud of our achievement and would like to share some of the comments from the our report.
'Pupils can explain that learning takes place right through life - we are always learning'
'Pupils select the topics of the enrichment in their Key Stages through discussions. Nothing is off limits and staff are prepared to tackle any topics pupils want to investigate.'
'Shadowing Day - Four staff jobs were identified for pupils to shadow. Pupils were then interviewed and the winning applicant shadowed the member of staff for the day. The event was very successful and there are plans to repeat it next year.'
'Befrienders are a key role in school. It is a peer support network which provides a serivice for any child who feels they need someone to talk to. The Befrienders not only provide terrific support to other children in school, but also bebfit enormously themselves.'
'Lunchtime jobs are well established and help to create a safe and supportive environment at lunctimes. Peer learning mentors has had a significant impact on the attainment of specific children, both mentors and mentees. Young Leaders have facilitated focused, active play at break times. This initative has improved the opportunities for pupils at lunchtime and has also empowered the pupils who have the responsibility of a Young Leader. Web Wizards is also a new initiative where older and younger pupils work together and support each other to update their class page on the school website. This develops personal skills and knowledge, but also celebrates and shares work done by the pupils.'
'The school has a well established induction process for all adults in school and a Welcome Booklet for both Key Stages 1 and 2 to welcome pupils to the school.'
'One Governor explained that she was the Link Governor for class R & 1. She was delighted that she would be able to follow a class's progress throughout school.'
'Investors in Pupils, it was agreed, is completely embedded in shool life and pupils are constantly consulted upon to move school life forward.'
Our role as Investors in Pupils Ambassadors involves promoting Investors in Pupils by attending Open Evenings and welcoming visitors to our school.
School Council Members 2018/19
The School Council is made up of two children from each class from Rec/Y1-Y6. They meet regularly with Mrs Goodall.
School Council Information
School Councillors represent their classes to help make our school to become a better place. School Councillors have to make very important decisions and be role models for the rest of the school.
School Council Projects
School Council organised a Language Day, with the funding we received from the local council to celebrate Local Democracy Week. All school took part in a range of activities from food tasting to speaking French and Italian. Year 3 and Year 5 also performed songs in French to the visitors from the local church.
Due to the success of the Language Day School Council organised another day with the World Cup theme. This included food tasting, football skills and Fantasy Football.
For the end of term, School Council organised a whole school election to choose a theme day. Each class put an idea forward and the children voted for their favourite. School Council manned the polling stations, promoting and improving understanding of democracy for the children.
We are all looking forward to another successful year.
Eco Council Member 2018/19
The Eco Council was set up in September 2012. There are two Eco Council members from each of the classes from R/Y1 to Y6.
Eco Council meetings give our children the chance to discuss ways to make our school kinder to our planet.
Last year Eco Council members worked towards and gained the Bronze Green Tree Award which celebrates the woodland in our school grounds. For this we chose to recycle Christmas cards, run a collective worship about the man who planted a 1000 trees and for the whole school to do a photography challenge looking at our woodland from various perspectives.
This year the Eco Council will choose new activities to work towards our Silver Award.
Befrienders is a peer support network which provides a service for any child who feels they need someone to talk to.
The service is closely monitored and supported by adult Befrienders, Mrs Mott (HLTA), Mrs Thomas (Cover Supervisor) and Mrs Smith (Headteacher).
The Befrienders are volunteers from Years 5 and 6 and are well trained to deal with any problem which may be presented to them. This training includes guidance on when to maintain confidentiality and when a problem is serious enough to be passed over to an adult.
The Befrienders not only provide terrific support to other children in school, but also benefit enormously themselves. Being a Befriender is a great responsibility which the children handle with maturity and respect.
As Befrienders we will:
- Listen carefully to each person who comes to us with a problem
- Treat everyone fairly and as we would wish to be treated
- We will be sensible and mature when dealing with problems and in meetings
- Remember confidentiality unless we feel that an adult Befriender should be told
- We will work as a team and support each other
- We will be committed to our role as Befrienders
- We will respect everyone's views, opinions and feelings
- Try to suggest solutions to the problems
- We accept sanctions if we make mistakes as agreed by the Befriender Team.
Young Leaders 2018/19
At Roberttown, we endeavour to ensure that our playtimes are happy, healthy and active. How do we do this?
We do this, in part, by ensuring that well trained Young Leaders engage with the children in the school on a regular basis.
Young Leaders are children in Year 6 who have received training from Legacy Sport in a variety of sports and activities, which they can then teach to the other children in the school.
The Young Leaders work on a rota basis to help create enjoyable, healthy lunchtimes and play times. Groups of three Young Leaders (overseen by a member of staff) are responsible for teaching games to the children in the school. These games involve minimal equipment but maximum participation and enjoyment!
The training undertaken by the Young Leaders focuses on communication, maintaining discipline and Health and Safety. All children involved in the sessions are directed as to how to keep themselves and others safe. The Young Leaders ensure that all are involved (regardless of age or ability) and if any behaviour issues occur they refer these to the teacher on duty.
The Young Leaders provide an invaluable service to our school and all its pupils.
The scheme provides an opportunity, not only for all children in the school to participate in healthy, active breaks and lunchtimes, but also provides for children of all sporting abilities in Year 6 to further develop their confidence, sense of responsibility and communication skills.
CARE Group Members 2018-19
The CARE Group represent our school. They support our work as a church school, reflecting our CARE code.
Part of the role is to monitor Collective Worship to make sure that it reflects the Christian ethos of the school.
We hold meetings with Mrs Glaves and a representative from All Saints’ Church and talk about what we really enjoy about Collective Worship and also how we think it could be made even better. Each half term we plan and deliver an act of Collective Worship. We also look at how the CARE tables are used and make sure they reflect our school ethos.
This year we will be looking at how well our school environment reflects our Christian ethos. We will be conducting an ethos walk and creating a booklet to highlight the good things we do at Roberttown.