Catmose College has a number of service students (Kendrew Barracks, St George’s Barracks and RAF Wittering) whose families have a high level of mobility and deployment. We work in an effective partnership with the Armed Forces, and the Local Authority, to ensure the service students receive a high level of quality transition and learning, on entry to the College, and with on-going support.
We receive Service Pupil Premium funding for our service children, the spending whilst at the College’s discretion is in accordance with government policy. In order to primarily support their pastoral needs, we use this funding to support the funding of a member of our pastoral staff, David Savage. David served for many years in the Armed Forces and as such, has an insight into the impact that service life can have on our students and their families. David is a member of our pastoral team, situated in Client Services, a place within the College that is easily accessible for all students.
We are pleased to confirm that Rutland and District Schools’ Federation has received the silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
This award recognises our statement of intent to support defence personnel. The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme comprises bronze, silver and gold awards for employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.