Our staff use dedicated ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) time to lead on provision for our service pupils, recognising the particular challenges children of service families may have: parents being deployed and children moving house and schools more regularly than their peers.
Our Little Trooper groups meet every fortnight, during the school day. We aim to build relationships with and between the children, to have fun and offer additional social and emotional support when needed and during transitions. We have resources specifically chosen and prepared to support our service pupils and are involved in local and national service pupil networks.
Over the years, our Little Troopers have enjoyed participating in virtual roadshows, entering competitions, Easter egg and scavenger hunts, as well as regular game and craft sessions. The children worked collaboratively to make a beautiful poppy which they presented to the school during a Remembrance Assembly.
Pupils with SEND and SEMH needs and who are entitled to the Service Pupil Premium are provided with high levels of additional adult support from highly trained adults. This results in significant progress for SPP pupils with SEMH and SEND needs. For more information about the spending of the service premium please see our Pupil Premium information.
We are delighted that we receive very good parental and pupil feedback about our provision for service pupils and their families, as well as with the good feedback we have from the local armed forces liaison lead.
Our Service Families Liaison Office has prepared a short video to introduce themselves. Click the image to open and play this.