INVESTORS IN PUPILS AWARD
Investors in Pupils is a quality award recognising the achievement of the school as a whole and groups of pupils in raising standards in learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction.
Investors in Pupils helps pupils find out why they go to school, about the jobs of everyone in the school and how each person is involved in their education. It supports them in making rules for the class, in setting targets for the class and themselves whilst recognising the importance of relationships, teamwork and the roles and responsibilities of everyone in their education.
How is it assessed?
An Investors In Pupils assessor came to school and talked to our pupils, parents and staff. The assessor looked at the work we completed for Investors in Pupils and wrote a report about the progress we had made in gaining the award.
Kirkburton Middle School first achieved the award in 2009 and we were re-assessed in 2011 when we achieved Investors in Pupils for a second time.
What is an Inclusive School ?
Pupils parents and staff work hard to ensure Kirkburton Middle School is an inclusive school in which all our pupils receive an equal opportunity to achieve their very best. We recognise and value diversity, promote a shared vision for community cohesion and support the participation of individuals in the life of the community.
At Kirkburton Middle School one of our aims is to give children and young people a voice and encourage their active participation in their own personal learning and the management of the school. We value all the staff who work here and recognise the important role that parents/carers, governors and the wider community have to play in supporting their children and the school itself.
How is it assessed?
Our assessmentwas carried out by an LA Officer and a member of staff from a school which has already gained the award. The assessment took two ½ days and involved: looking at portfolio-based evidence; a Learning Walk escorted by 2 pupils; 2 lesson observations of 20 minutes each; discussions with group of pupils, parents and staff; and observation of break/lunch time activities.
In June 2011 Kirkburton Middle School was proud to achieve the Kirklees Inclusion Award for the first time.
HEALTHY SCHOOL AWARD
SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS GOLD AWARD
Gold Sport Award
KMS have recently been awarded a Gold Award for Sports Hall Athletics in the Hall of Fame. We are the only school in Kirklees to have received this prestigious award and only 68 Gold Awards have been given throughout the country from 394 Primary schools. Training is now taking place for the 2014/15 competition and, of course, we are aiming for excellence achievement and enjoyment once more.
School Games Gold
We have also gained our Gold Kite Mark Award from School Games for our work in all areas of Physical Education both in school and in extra-curricular clubs, one of only two schools in our Partnership area to achieve it.