Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH



Overthorpe CofE Academy

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´╗┐Investors in Pupils 


Investors In Pupils Award


Breaking news: We have been successful in our application to renew our ‘Investors in Pupils’ award.

Children can nowtalk about their personal targets and whether or not they have achieved these. They know how to improve their own work in all subjects. You can help your child by asking them what their targets are.

School Council meet every fortnight to discuss relevant issues in school.

This term they plan to produce a tick list for mini lesson observations and look closely at teaching and learning in school. 


The Inspector said:


"The Investors in Pupils programme has been integrated through a whole school approach, effectively led by an Investors in Pupils co-ordinator with strategic support from the headteacher, teaching colleagues and support staff alike."


"Pupils have individual targets in place for literacy, numeracy and personal development which are displayed in the classroom in a variety of creative ways."


"A clear 'open door' policy at school encourages good communication and on-going dialogue between parents and staff."


"The school and classrooms are clean, tidy and well cared for, ensuring productive learning environments."


"Good attendance and punctuality is incentivized, and continually supported, by the school through attendance certificates, whole school assemblies and through effectively communication."


  • Each class currently has an Induction book in class to welcome new people to the school.


  • Children set their own targets every half term.  Here are some targets that children would like to share with you.


            “My target is to get better at my times tables”  Tillie

            “My target is to get better at reading”  Emily