Investors in Pupils

At Copthorne we have worked together to achieve the ‘Investors in Pupils’ award.

You can view the criteria for the award here:

Read the report here:


Each year group has a governor assigned to them. We send our year group newsletter to them and can invite them into school to attend assemblies and workshops. We also invite our governor on our educational visits.


Having achieved the award, we are continuing to improve the work we do around investing in our pupils; by developing and improving ‘Pupil Voice’. This means that pupils at Copthorne have the opportunity to express their feelings and opinions and have a say in decisions that affect them. Our pupils also have the opportunity to take on additional roles and responsibilities such as a befriender, digital leader , office     assistant or classroom monitor.

We are continuing to improve our understanding of the role of governors and their impact on our school.

Coming soon!

For the week beginning 7th March we will be holding our 3rd ‘Aspiration Week’. In this week, children will be investigating the roles of a range of staff across the school: Head of School, Deputy Head, teachers, teaching assistants, cleaners, site manager, office assistant etc. Children will be given the opportunity to apply for one of these jobs and, if they are successful, they will be interviewed by a number of staff and the School Council. On Thursday 10th March, we will hold a Take-over Day, where successful applicants will take on a role in school.

As part of this week, I would like to invite people from a range of employment to come in to school to talk to our children about their role. If you are happy to do this, I would like you to come in for approximately half an hour at a mutually agreeable time within the week.

You could discuss:

*Job title

*What does your job entail?

*How long have you been doing the job?

*What qualifications did you need to do the job?

*What is the best thing about your job? Why?

*Is there an aspect of your job that you do not like? Why?


If you are happy to take part in Aspiration Week or would like to talk to me about it please contact me.

My email is

You can also contact me by ringing the school office on 01274 501460.


Miss Kneeshaw