At Ysgol Bryn Alyn we are committed to understanding the needs and supporting all our learners with their unique experiences throughout education. One such group that we aim to support is children of Armed Forces personnel.
Our school recognises that the child of a Service family may at some point in their lives need support with their learning/settling into new situations and/or mental health and wellbeing, as a result of their unique circumstances. This could be due to mobility, deployment, transition, education and/or social needs.
Definition of 'Service child'
Definition 1 (Welsh Government definition)
A ‘Service child’ has parent(s) – or person(s) with exercising parental responsibility – who is/are Service personnel serving:
• in HM Regular Armed Forces
• in full commitment as part of the full-time Reserve service
• is a veteran who has been in Service within the last two years
• One of their parents died whilst serving in the Armed Forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.
A person whose parent, or carer, serves in the regular armed forces, or as a reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life. *and does not meet the criteria of definition 1.
We work in partnership with
The SSCE Cymru mission is to provide the best possible educational support to Service children in Wales. SSCE Cymru works collaboratively with organisations across the UK to build an evidence base that impacts policy and systems. The programme also provides a suite of resources to support education professionals and Service families across Wales, including toolkits and tool, good practice examples, newsletters, funding guidance and a directory of support. For further information, visit www.SSCECymru.co.uk
Data collection activity (2020): Service children
Please could you read the letter and complete the form below if your child can be defined as a 'service child' and ensure it is returned to Mrs Ebrey at Ysgol Bryn Alyn before 21st December 2020 (firstname.lastname@example.org)