What is the Service Pupil Premium?
The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of service families in school years Reception to Year 11, can receive the SPP funding. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.
Pupils attract the SPP if they meet the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
The purpose of the Service Pupil Premium
Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK.
Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6 to 9-month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.
How Service Pupil Premium differs from the Pupil Premium
The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children, whereas the Pupil Premium was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups. Several members of staff have received additional training to help them meet the specific needs of service children. The support at Manor is;
Mrs Cartwright: ELSA support
Mrs Austin: ELSA support
Mrs Cherry: ELSA support
Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Austin: Nurture group team
Mrs Forse Inclusion leader
Mrs Hampton: Family support
Pupil Premium Strategy
In May 2017, the school requested a review of its effectiveness of pupil premium spend. We are pleased to say that this pupil premium report was positive and recognised that it was 'highly effective'. Please click on the link below to see the full report.
Please click on the link below to access the information linked to our Pupil Premium Strategy
Manor Infant School understands the value of Physical Education (PE) and School Sport. At Manor Infant School we believe that physical education should provide all children with a variety of opportunities to allow them to enjoy physical activity and to be able to improve their own personal skills and level of fitness through cooperative, competitive and creative activities.
Following the success of the 2012 London Olympics the government is providing additional funding of £150 million to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.