Our mission is to provide the best possible educational support to children, by ensuring education professionals understand the issues Service children in Wales may face. The project is a Welsh Local Government Association project funded by the MOD Education Support Fund until 2018.
Since the project began in 2014 we have worked with schools, local authorities, Armed Forces families and support organisations to gather their views and experiences, build our networks across Wales and continue to raise awareness and understanding amongst education professionals, local authorities and the Welsh Government. We have developed guidance and digital resources for schools and families, held our first national conference and commissioned research to better understand the needs of Service children in education.
You can find a range of resources and links on this site, as well as more information about our most recent research phase ‘Special Educational Needs / Additional Learning Needs and Service children’.
Research into Service children with Additional Learning Needs in Wales 2017/18
On May 16th 2017 at the first ‘Supporting Service Children in Education Cymru Conference,’ Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education, launched our new research project. Exploring the challenges of identifying, assessing and implementing support for Service children with additional learning needs in Wales. Examining the potential impacts the new ALN code of practice may have for Service children living in and moving into Wales.
The research will be conducted by Drs Mark Llewellyn and Sharon Graham from the University of South Wales and Brett Duggan, Director of Arad Research. We plan to launch the findings in early spring 2018.