Holy Trinity Academy of Priorslee
Pupils in school: 723
Number of services children: 19
According to the Department for Education ‘How schools secure the progress of children from the armed forces families: Good practice guidance’, children from armed forces families may be distinctive from other groups of children in a number of ways. These include:
- Mobility The children are more likely than their peers to attend a number of different schools as they progress through the primary and secondary years
- Social and emotional Children may experience stress or greater social and emotional pressures than their peers. One parent may be away from home for long periods of time and may be serving in a war zone.
- Attendance The children may have lower attendance rates than their peers. Parents often request the child’s compassionate leave from school before or after a posting.
- Parental involvement Parents may be reticent about taking on a long-term commitment to a school, such as taking a role as governor or on a Parent Teachers Association (PTA), simply because they expect to have to move.
Already in place/ funded
· Staff salary (AWE; WV)
· GCSE Pod
· Homework club attendance
- Monitoring of service children’s progress compared to the wider school population to ensure that they learn, develop and achieve their own expected level of progress
- Intervention strategies and support are put into place by departments, to support their learning
- Membership of HMS Heroes
- Enrichment activities to enable Service children to take part in certain activities that may not have been available to them due to the absence of one of their key adults.
- Creation of ‘Services pupil voice’ group to survey what support students need/ want. WV to meet students on Wednesday 5th February.
- Monitoring of Services students’ attendance by pastoral staff (including back-to-school meetings).
- Consider/ reflect on transition arrangements for Y6 students – offer tours/ other opportunities for students and parents to ensure a smoother transition for services children.
- WV to attend SCiP alliance hub meeting in future. Signed up for newsletter and school now part of the West Midlands SciP alliance.
- Access Reading Force resources – free books and scrapbooks for services children; promoting literacy skills. Resources to be distributed in the Spring term.
- KS4 student as Services champion in school? To be suggested at meeting on 5th February.
Catch Up Premium Report
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