Welcome to our Service Families page. Here you will be able to find information about our Service Club, Gosport Community Hub Support and events that we will be holding, as well as keeping you up to date with the latest news from our Bears on Deployment.

What is Service Premium?

  • The Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The premium enables schools to provide extra support for children with parents in the Armed Forces.
  • SPP is money that is paid directly to state schools, free schools and academies across England to support Service children. The current amount paid to each school, annually, is £335 per child in Years R-11.
  • Schools decide how the money is to be spent on Service children mainly through pastoral support. Unlike the Pupil Premium, SPP is not for attainment; however, mobile Service children may need targeted help in a new school to catch up with their class or to cover gaps in understanding due to missing out on key learning areas.

Support for Children who are from Service Families

Miss Dee Hall is the representative for our Service Families. Should you need to contact her please pop in to see her, telephone or email: dhall@kgagomer.uk Additionally, Mrs Vicky Wilden, our Children and Families Leader has an over-view of pastoral provision, provided by the LAPS Team, for children who are from Service Families.

Childcare Funding for Service Children

Finding suitable childcare for your children can be tricky, but there are lots of ways to help you find different types of childcare in your area.  Gomer does have a brilliant breakfast and after-school club called GClub. For information about how you can access funding for this childcare, please visit here.

GFM Community Hub

The KGA Hampshire School’s Service Team is based at the Community Hub at Brune Park. They provide an array of activities throughout the year for Gomer Service Children – parties, socials, cooking etc. Please look out for their monthly newsletter for ways you can access their support.

Service Club

Miss Hall hosts our weekly Service Club on a Tuesday lunchtime – the children meet at their social Top Table in The Hall. The children participate in a variety of activities. Miss Hall offers the children drinks (carbonated and still) to choose from to make the session extra special. Here is a snapshot of what they have been up to:

Sailors Children’s Society: Providing help & support to children of seafarers for almost 200 years. http://www.sailorschildren.org.uk/

Magazine Stars Two of our learners (Rupert & Tristan) have been featured in the Spring 2023 ‘Homeport’ magazine for service children! They are very pleased with themselves.

Termly Enrichment

We aim to host a termly enrichment activity for our children from Service Families. Service Children are provided an additional session on the Gomer Multi-Gym (GMG) which was funded by the MOD. We aim to provide a variety of nurture opportunities for our children in the Service Club.

In this academic year 2022-2023, so far the Service Club have:

  • played a key part in our Remembrance Assembly
  • had the opportunity to attend the remembrance gathering at the War Memorial
  • had the opportunity to attend weekly Service Club
  • attended the Community Hub Christmas party
  • had the opportunity to use our new LEGO kits – Boomtown Build and Spike Prime
  • attended weekly service club

Remembrance 2023

We were very proud that Gomer was represented at the Gosport Borough Council Remembrance Sunday Service on Sunday 12 November. The service has huge crowds – it is an important community event and many of our children were on parade today. Our two Service Children were superb Gomer ambassadors and joined our family schools presenting a wreath: Bay House, Brune Park and Rowner. Miss Hall and Mrs Mulhall were delighted to chaperone the children and pleased to be joined by Mr WIllis (Bay House Headteacher) and Miss Payne (Brune Park Headteacher).

We were delighted that some of our Service Families joined us for our school remembrance gathering on Friday 10 November. They are pictured below.

Bear on Deployment

If you are going to be deployed, please let us know. Do you have an e mail address that we could have whilst you are away? This would be really useful, as your child will be able to keep in touch during service club held every Tuesday after school.  We can make arrangements for them to communicate at other times too. You may also like to take Booty Bear, Jack Bear or Marine Bear on deployment with you so that they can keep us posted of their travels.

2022-203 Bear on Deployment:

  • Pongo Bear went on his travels with WO1 Beech in November and he ended up in Budapest