Armed Forces Personnel
Chesswood Junior School welcomes ALL children of service families serving or have served with HM Armed Forces. Chesswood Junior School supports the Worthing Armed Forces Day annually, with its school choir, and does so with enthusiasm, in recognition of service men and women past and present.
We expect to work closely with service families and intend to provide the very best support for children in view of the unique service of their parent/s. Service children face significant challenges, particularly when a parent is away on duty for extended tours. We have access to ‘SPP’ Service Pupil Premium (£310 per child). Typically, the funding is used to support existing pastoral support services in school ensuring each child has a named key worker who will support them emotionally throughout their time at Chesswood and will liaise with parents to ensure they are happy and confident at school. For the school to access this funding it is vital the family notify the school, in writing, during the admission process if any of the following apply:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve)
- one of their parents receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2016.
To find out more about the service pupil premium please follow the LINK or select the image below: