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Investors Group

                                                               Investors Group


               “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” - Abraham Maslow 



The 'Investors Group' has been established to help pupils with life skills and making choices. Our Investors Lead works with 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. To raise the profile of 'Investors', we sought out external partners to help us achieve our goals and add expertise.




External Provider 1: Liverpool Hope University.


LHU worked with our Investors to encourage them to see possible careers and what they need to do in order to get there.


External Provider 2: ‘Sovini’ 


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.


External Provider 3: Barnardo's


Barnardo's came in to work with our group to our group develop life skills for 10 weeks. These structured sessions focussed on areas including:

  • 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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