School Council/Investors in Pupils
INVESTORS IN PUPILS
At Boynton, we have always prided ourselves on our reputation as a nurturing village school. We take as many opportunities as possible to challenge our children and helping them to grow in to respectable, caring people, who support each other in their learning is of the upmost importance to us.
This year, we have chosen to follow the ‘Investors in Pupils’ scheme. This is a whole-school approach but is led by the School Council. There are six main areas that we focus on:
- Classroom Management
- School Management
In a nutshell, we are encouraging our children to think beyond their own ‘bubble’ and see how we can all work together and take responsibility not only for our own actions but by challenging others and setting examples to them. Already the School Council have set themselves up as an efficient management team with roles such as: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Website Manager. They have ensured that each class has a vision for their own learning and regularly review their roles and responsibilities. They have all produced ‘induction’ materials that welcome new children and visitors and even got the chance to negotiate with the new Head of Education at East Riding Council, in order to put their case forward for securing funds that will help us to develop the school.
They are finding out about staff roles and how the school is managed including how finances/budgets work. They will meet our governors and even interview parents with different careers to understand their roles and how they work to support their teams.
We have also agreed as a school, six values that we would like our children to develop whilst they are at our school. These are:
- Individual Liberty
- Understanding of Faiths and Cultures
- Mutual Respect
- Healthy and Safe
Each term, we are focusing on one value and enlisting the help of the community. The church is an excellent source of support for our school and regularly helps with this. We also ensure we have a day off timetable each term, to learn as much as we can as a whole school, about the value we have chosen.
It is amazing to see how the children respond to the challenge and how they encourage each other to do their best. I’ve always believed that children are far more capable than we given them credit for. We can’t wait to see how our children develop.