Our Approach and Beliefs
Invested Education seeks to provide a personalised educational experience that identifies and responds to the circumstances and needs of each individual young person. In doing so, we believe we will enable every individual to fulfil their potential and become successful.
We believe that the most effective teaching and learning takes place in a well-managed environment: one that is calm, happy and safe for the whole school community. Our ethos is founded on ‘mutual respect and responsible behaviour’.
We believe all our students deserve to achieve their full potential. We encourage success by having high expectations. Students are encouraged to follow the rule of the "Three R's"and be:
Ready - To learn
Respectful - Of staff, students and the school environment
Responsible - by holding themselves and others to account.
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) for Schools
At Invested Education, all staff are trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and we have an inhouse instructor to deliver the training and refreshers and lead on this area. TCI gives the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to help our children in times of emotional distress through crisis prevention and de-escalation. Having a therapeutic approach means our staff can help our students develop key coping strategies that will help throughout their life. Having a therapeutic staff team, and supportive organisation, means that students from all walks of life will be supported following plans specifically designed for them.
TCI helps schools to:
Create a trauma-sensitive environment where students and adults are safe and feel safe
Pro-actively prevent and/or deescalate potential crisis situations with students
Manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and, if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to students and staff
Process the crisis event with students to help improve their coping strategies
Please visit the TCI website to find out further detail and information: https://rccp.cornell.edu/TCI_LevelOne.html
If you would like to find out more about how we use the TCI approach at Invested Education, please contact school and speak with our TCI Lead, Mr Josh Carter.
At Invested education, we understand rewards are key to making students feel valued and ensuring that their efforts are celebrated. Recognising their achievements and celebrating progress helps to motivate students and encourage them to continually demonstrate positive behaviours.
Students are able to earn “Invested Rewards” during the school day for numerous reasons. Invested Rewards can be received for:
Arriving at school on time
Handing in their mobile telephone
Random acts of kindness
Going above and beyond
Promoting positive behaviour
Students are also able to earn up to 3 Invested Rewards per lesson, these are for following the “Three R’s” and being:
Each Invested Reward token equals one point. Students can cash in their tokens for a voucher, agreed by staff.
100 tokens = £10 vouchers
200 tokens = £20 vouchers
300 tokens = £30 vouchers
400 tokens = £40 vouchers
500 tokens = £50 vouchers
Positive behaviour can also be rewarded with:
Postcards/phone calls home to parents/carers
Displaying work on the Invested Wow wall.
Awards and certificates
“Golden Time” – A range of reward-based activities
At Invested Education we aim to resolve a student’s presenting issues by using a range of behavioural management techniques before it requires the need for sanctions as we understand many of our students have a range of SEMH needs, have faced trauma, or have ACE’s. However, we also believe that sometimes sanctions are needed to ensure students are held accountable for their actions.
The sanctions used at Invested are used to resolve rather than escalate a situation and may include:
A verbal reprimand
Sending student out of class
Removal of privileges
Letters/phone calls home
Loss of break or lunchtime
More serious incidents may result in:
A change in the school day
(change of classroom, change of timetable, reduced timetable)