The Supporting Service Children in Education Project was established in 2014 following a successful bid into the MOD Education Support fund. The WLGA established a new all-Wales project officer post to focus on the absence of available data and level of awareness in schools/local authorities across Wales; regarding the potential impacts of mobility and deployment of the children of armed forces personal, veterans and reservists.
The first year established a baseline picture for Wales, exploring some of the challenges to data collection and levels of awareness via a Wales Data Unit study, and focused on the development of resources for schools, local authorities and parents. Since then the project has received continued funding to develop the work across Wales, establishing a website (see link below), virtual network, video resources and the first all Wales Service Children in Education Conference.
The second all Wales Service Children in Education Conference was held on 12th June 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium, for further details please click here During the conference SSCE Cymru published its research report on experiences of service families with children with additional learning needs in education in Wales, which it commissioned the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales and Arad Research to undertake. For a copy of the report click here
Read more about the Supporting Service Children in Education Project's work through its SSEC Cymru newsletters. Two editions are produced and circulated, one aimed at stakeholders of the SSEC Cymru Network and the other at all schools in Wales. For further details click here Some new films have also been produced by the Project to promote the experiences of service children in education and show how schools are helping their service children to overcome these challenges. These films are available to view from the following links:
- SSCE Films - Click link here
- Service Children's Stories - Click link here
For more information contact: Millie Taylor
Link: Supporting Service Children in Education Wales