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Investors Group

The 'Investors Group' has been established to help pupils with life skills and making choices. The teacher is working with these children to raise aspirations and show pathways to achievement. We have seen a marked improvement in attitude, attendance and progress amongst those children as well as in confidence and self-esteem. We sought out external partners to help us achieve our goals in this.


Liverpool Hope University - in order to encourage children to see possible careers and what they need to do in order to get there.


‘Sovini’ – Welcomed the pupils into their work place and showed them the various jobs that are required to enable the company to function. Sovini has been awarded ‘European Best Company to Work For’. The pupils were then tasked with making a presentation to the board of directors on various subjects. The focus of this was to develop confidence and presentation skills.


Barnardo’s have worked with Y5 children on life skills for 10 weeks. This focussed on:

  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Healthy choices
  • Aspirations and careers


This has resulted in:

  • Increase in attendance
  • Increase in attainment and progress
  • Improvement in overall knowledge, confidence, attitudes to health and life skills (Barnardo’s benchmarking and measurement)
  • St Francis de Sales Catholic Junior School,
  • Hale Road, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 3RL,
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  • Tel: 01515257602