What is Investors in Families?
Investors in Families (IiF) aims to help schools or any setting where young people learn to become family friendly in the context of:
The evidence (Charles Desforges and others) that children’s attainment will rise more dramatically when their learning at school is reinforced at home in the family context through informal activities
The desire for families to become partners with schools, in their children’s learning closing the gap between social disadvantage and achievement
Investors in Families is an award that schools can gain every three years upon submission of a portfolio of evidence and a visit from an assessor.
Investors in Families is a scheme with national standards that are locally accredited but quality assured centrally.
The aims of Investors in Families:
To value and support the important role that families play in the life of the child
To promote social inclusion and a sense of wellbeing through positive participation in the child’s education
To provide a structure for schools to demonstrate their commitment to the Rights to Action agenda
To encourage a whole school approach to this way of working
To enable schools to network and share good practice
We initially achieved accreditation in 2014 and reaccreditation in 2016-17.