The Philip Morant school is proud to have a significant number of students from service families. The school receives a premium of approximately £300 per student, per year. The Department for Education states that this extra funding should be used to offer pastoral support to students during periods of parental deployment or mobility.
Every student meets with their tutor each morning and all tutors are aware of the children in their tutor groups who belong to service families. Each student belongs to a House and every student has access to their House Manager who is responsible for the overall pastoral care of their House. Furthermore, the House Managers can direct individual students to more specialised provision if required. Where a need is identified students are able to access 1:1 pastoral support through our THRIVE provision and counselling services.
Heads of House focus on the academic performance of the students in their House and regularly review the academic performance of students from service families and intervene as appropriate.
We are also privileged to have a former Regimental Sergeant Major on our teaching staff who acts as a point of contact for service families for anything that does not quite fit into the pastoral / academic umbrellas. Furthermore, throughout the year he will arrange opportunities for the children of service families to meet and share their experiences.
Below you will find our ‘Guide to Service Families’ which outlines how we use the Service Pupil Premium. You will also find and our three year strategy for 2019 – 2022, evaluation of previous strategy and some of the guidance that we follow. Needless to say we are delighted with the academic performance of this group of students.