Schools: Armed Forces

Education written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements are in place to ensure that the pupil premium for service children is used for its intended purposes.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Head teachers are responsible for selecting the most appropriate interventions to support their service pupils, including pastoral support or interventions to improve attainment.

They are held accountable for the use of this additional funding in two ways. First, through the Ofsted inspection framework where inspectors focus on the attainment of different groups of pupils, including those who attract the service premium. Secondly, schools are required to publish online how much service pupil premium funding they receive, how it is spent and the impact it has made.

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