Service Premium

 

The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Schools will receive £300 for each eligible pupil. Pupils attract the premium 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 while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

 

We have a limited number of Armed Forces families at Leslie Manser Primary school. Rather than a generic approach, we look at the needs of each child and look to what we can provide to support their learning and social and emotional well-being.

 

Service Premium Strategy 2016-17

 

The Service Premium for 2016-17 is £300 per qualifying pupil. We have received a £2,100 Service Pupil Premium allocation, based upon 7 pupils; this is a reduction in comparison with last year’s premium.

 

Planned expenditure

Academic year

2016-17

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Rationale for this choice

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

Reviewed again

Cost

To promote social skills and develop their ability to problem solve.

Lunchtime animation club

 

Club equipment to be purchased.

 

 

We are keen to ensure that SP pupils have the extra opportunity to develop their social skills and interact with other pupils whose parents are in the forces. This opportunity helps the SP Lead get to know the pupils better, as well as providing a peer to peer support network. Playmobil is a great resource for animation using the stop motion technique. Pupils really enjoy animating and there are a range of skills which are required.

Organised and run by the SP Lead, the club will be carefully monitored and the impact on these pupils will be measured through observation and discussion with them. Class teachers will be spoken to, in order to gain insight into the impact it may also bring to their classroom work. SP Lead will ensure that appropriate equipment is found and selected in order for the club to be successful once it begins in the following academic year.

RM

September 2017

£154.89

To develop their musical ability through paid for music lessons.

Musical instrument tuition to be fully paid for all service premium pupils who wish to learn an instrument.

Learning to play an instrument is a brilliant lifelong skill and studies have been shown to prove the educational merit of such an activity. We feel it also provides something clear for SP pupils to focus on.

The SP lead will ensure that all pupils and parents/guardians are informed of this exciting opportunity to learn to play an instrument. Any child who already plays an instrument, will automatically receive the funding and will no longer have to fund music tuition.

RM

September 2017

£1900

Service Premium pupils have a peaceful outdoor learning space which they can use to reflect or to complete learning.

To develop the school courtyard to remember Leslie Manser (pilot during Second World War) and provide a quiet and attractive space for learning to take place.

 

There is vast evidence in the benefits of outdoor learning. A calm outdoor area built within the school courtyard could be an invaluable area for service premium pupils to utilise, especially when parents are posted away. It would also serve as an excellent reminder of the sacrifice that Leslie Manser made in order for his crew to survive. This is a brilliant way of realising the importance of military personnel and their contribution to society.

Pupils, teachers and parents will be consulted about the project in order to ensure that it meets the needs of the pupils who are to use it.

 

Contractors will be sought and Headteacher and Governors will be consulted about the draft building design.

RM

&

AJ

September 2017

£6000

Total budgeted cost

£7900

 

 

£5,500 carried forward to 16/17 to meet planned expenditure for Outdoor Learning Project.

 

Service Premium Strategy 2015-16

 

The Service Premium for 2015-16 is £300 per qualifying pupil. We have received a £3,300 Service Pupil Premium allocation, based upon 11 pupils.

 

 

Planned expenditure

Academic year

2015-16

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Rationale for this choice

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

Reviewed again

Evaluation of impact

Cost

To provide the opportunity for pupils to communicate electronically via table computers.

iPads to be purchased with the ability to send messages through Class Dojo.

It is important that pupils have the ability to send messages to their parents who may be posted away. Purchasing additional iPads allows the option of sending messages through the teacher, parent and pupil messaging app called Class Dojo.

SP Lead will liaise with the IT company and ensure suitable iPads are purchased and the apps can be accessed by service premium pupils.

RM

September 2016

iPads were successfully purchased and are ready to be used to enable contact between pupils, parents and teachers. parents are posted away.

Parents to be fully informed about this through the ‘Service Premium Explanation’ letter which will be sent to all parents.

£2498.70

 

To provide a sports club which enables service premium pupils in Year 5 & 6 to participate in.

Table tennis club to be run by two coaches, who are also teachers at the school.

 

Table tennis is a brilliant sport for children to learn to play, once they are in Year 5. Children can learn about winning and losing and the importance of fair play. This club provides service premium pupils the opportunity to develop their social and emotional skills as well.

SP Lead to target service premium pupils directly prior to additional spaces being given to the

RM

IH (run the club also)

September 2016

Table tennis is providing an excellent opportunity for Year 5-6 SP pupils to attend a club.

 

Other children in other year groups to be targeted in the following academic year.

£1260

Total budgeted cost

£ 3913.59

 

£9,413 carried forward to 15/16 to meet planned expenditure for communication project using iPads.