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SSCE Cymru team RSLO West Wales

RSLO West Wales

Yasmin Todd

Yasmin.Todd@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
07341 513157

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea

Yasmin grew up in an Armed Forces family, so has first-hand experience of what it is like to be a Service child, and the exciting opportunities that are available to a Service family. She has experienced many elements of an Armed Forces lifestyle, including living abroad, regular house moves, mid-year school moves, separation from a Service parent when weekending and during deployment, and transition out of the Armed Forces. As a Service child, Yasmin attended five schools and lived in Germany, Northern Ireland and England before her family chose to settle in Wales.

Yasmin has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and has experience in a variety of support roles in secondary education. Her most recent role was as a Family Liaison Officer in South Wales, encouraging students and their families to engage in school life and offering support to families in need.

Passionate about ensuring that all children feel that they are listened to and supported in education, Yasmin is excited to be working with Service children and schools to develop and extend the support available to them.

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, its 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