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Service Pupil Premium

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 179457, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many schools in receipt of the Service Pupil Premium are using the self-review tool as at 12 April 2021.

Answered on

20 April 2021

Following research led by the Service Children's Progression Alliance (SCiP Alliance), the 'Thriving Lives Toolkit' was developed which identified seven principles for effective school practice in supporting Service children and a framework to help schools undertake evidence-based reflection, identifying their improvement priorities for this cohort. A central aspect of one of the principles is school transparency and how a school supports Service children through the targeted deployment of resources, including dedicated funding where available, i.e. the Service Pupil Premium. The SCiP Alliance 'Thriving Lives Toolkit' was launched in mid-2020 with an editable version of the toolkit made available in November 2020 and an online version being presently developed.

Information held by the SCiP Alliance indicates there have been a total of 345 downloads of the editable version since November 2020. Comparable information for the non-editable version is not held. When the online version has been launched, fuller management information will be available.