Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLO) for Service Children
In collaboration with 160th (Welsh) Brigade, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) secured funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to appoint four RSLOs for a two-year project starting in September 2020.
Hosted by four lead local authorities, the Isle of Anglesey, Newport, Pembrokeshire and the Vale of Glamorgan, the RSLOs work regionally and are each responsible for the activities in five/six local authorities.
The RSLOs work collaboratively with the SSCE Cymru Programme Manager to deliver activities linked to the workplan that was developed in collaboration with the SSCE Cymru Network members; focused on supporting schools to understand the experiences and needs of Service children and embed activities that will ensure sustainable support systems.
Ways that the RSLOs can work with and support schools include:
- Running/facilitating discussion groups with Service children
- Developing an understanding of how a school can utilise the SSCE Cymru Toolkit and Tools
- Identifying good practice that can be shared with other schools in Wales
- Supporting collaboration opportunities
- Identifying actions/activities that a school can carry out to support their Service children and Armed Forces community
- Delivering training sessions to raise awareness on the experiences of Service children
- Providing advice and support to access and use funding to support Service children.
RSLOs can work with schools either in person or virtually, depending on national/local restrictions and school requirements.