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Court Lane Infant Academy

HM Forces

HM Forces children and support offered

If your child has a parent who is, or lives with, a member of the Armed Forces then please let us know, using the form below as we offer a range of support for HM Forces children.                                 

As you are aware, schools receive additional funding to provide any extra support and to lessen the effects of frequent changes of school and separation from a serving parent deployed on operations.  This funding provides us with the opportunity to focus on additional social, emotional and academic support if required.

 Our support includes the following: 

  • A school point of contact -  Mrs L Wilson-Woodham, Deputy Headteacher, who can be found on the playground every morning before school
  • Court Lane teddy bears are available and can be taken home if a parent or carer is on deployment
  • Specific books in the library aimed at supporting children when their parent is away from home
  • A lunchtime club for pupils to get together with other children from HM forces families. 

It is really important that we work together to support children, particularly when a parent is on deployment.  Please ensure that you inform us when this happens so that I and all staff at Court Lane can keep an ‘extra eye’ on your child and ensure we provide support if needed; also so that your child can give you a bear to take away with you.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs L Wilson-Woodham

Deputy Headteacher