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

MKC Heroes

MKC Heroes is a pupil voice network for the children and young people of current and ex-serving individuals that is supported and facilitated by The Royal British Legion. Members of MKC Heroes are ambassadors and young advocates for service and veterans’ families. The group offers the opportunity to form friendships that can provide strength and support especially in times of need. MKC Heroes runs in over 150 schools, supporting 6,000 children and young people worldwide.

For more information visit the MKC Heroes website 

Reading Force

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.

Further information

The Army Families Federation website provides further information and Service Pupil Premium examples.