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SSCE Cymru team RSLO South Wales

RSLO South Wales

Jody Lewis

Jody.Lewis@cardiff.gov.uk 
07855 161871

Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhonda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan

Jody has over 20 years' experience as a primary school teacher, and has taught across all primary school age groups. Educated in Cardiff, her formative teaching years were in the same Cardiff primary school that she attended as a child. She has vast experience of teaching Service children, having previously taught in a Service children’s school in Germany, and most recently in a primary school in England that had a large cohort of Service children. In this school, Jody held the position of English as an Additional Language and Modern Foreign Languages lead. 

Jody is married to a serving member of the Armed Forces community, and they have two teenage children together. This gives Jody first-hand experience of being part of an Armed Forces family, including the positive experiences that it brings, as well as the challenges that are faced.

In her youth, Jody represented Wales at netball and athletics, and now advocates the importance of exercise and team cohesion for developing mental and physical wellbeing.

Having recently returned to Wales, Jody now thoroughly enjoys her work with SSCE Cymru, and brings her vast experience and enthusiasm to the team.

Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times, it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that, but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, it's adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there,’ but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan