Service Pupil Premium good practice examples
The Army Families Federation has put together a list of ways schools have used the Service Pupil Premium to support their children. Schools should consider these at their own discretion based on the needs of their individual children:
- Learning Support Assistant dedicated to the emotional wellbeing and academic achievement of service children
- Computer equipment for Skype chat time
- Half-termly social events for parents and children
- Website page for service families
- Themed visits and outings
- Moving-schools support including 'My passport'
- After school clubs
- Camera equipment for photographs
- Welcome films made by pupils
- Deployment display boards
- Memory boxes for children moving on
- Homework support groups
- Around the world assembly
- Service children's base within school, with a bank of computers for scanning school work to email parents who are away and keep them in touch
As the majority of Herefordshire schools have service children on roll, a buddy system could be a valuable way to help children share experiences. For schools with small numbers of service children on roll an inter-school buddy system may be useful to explore.
Other good practice examples
Provides books and scrap books to children when their parent has been deployed.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD)
The MoD has published a Best Practice Guide for ways to spend the Service Pupil Premium.
The Army Families Federation website provides further information and Service Pupil Premium examples.