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Ysgolion ac Awdurdodau Lleol Armed Forces Friendly Schools

Armed Forces Friendly Schools

Summary

Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, the Armed Forces Friendly Schools Status aims to:

  1. Embed good practice for supporting Service children
  2. Create a positive environment for Service children to share their experiences
  3. Encourage schools to become more engaged with their Armed Forces community.


The Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLO) will work closely with all schools to support them in achieving their status, through activities/actions on the SSCE Cymru School checklist.

Schools will be expected to follow these three steps throughout the process to achieve the status:

  1. Identify - Service children and a key member of staff to become the Service Children School Champion
  2. Understanding – Develop an understanding of Service children and their needs by completing the SSCE Cymru CPD/E-learning
  3. Engage – Engage with SSCE Cymru and the Armed Forces Community.

Service parent/carer survey (2020).

Challenges schools face in supporting Service children: 81% indicated gaining an understanding of the Armed Forces lifestyle, 58% said identifying Service children and 56% indicated supporting Service children with their emotional and wellbeing needs.

Status

There are three levels of awards for schools to work towards, which are achieved by meeting the following criteria:

Bronze

  1. Identify Service children in the school
  2. Identify a ‘Service Children School Champion’ (SCSC) who will be the primary link with SSCE Cymru
  3. SCSC to complete the SSCE Cymru CPD/e-learning
  4. Complete at least 40% of activities/actions on the school checklist

Silver

  1. Have previously been awarded a Bronze Armed Forces Friendly School status
  2. Complete at least 60% of activities/actions on the school checklist
  3. Organise for the Armed Forces Engagement Teams to deliver a session with Service children and their peers
  4. Audit the schools support for Service children by using the SCiP Alliance Thriving Lives Toolkit.

Gold

  1. Have previously been awarded a Silver Armed Forces Friendly School status
  2. Complete at least 80% of activities/actions on the school checklist
  3. Implement at least 3 of the principles within the SCiP Alliance Thriving Lives Toolkit.

When a school is awarded Armed Forces friendly schools status, to celebrate their achievement and demonstrate their commitment to the Armed Forces community, they will be awarded with:

  • An Armed Forces Friendly School flag
  • A framed certificate/trophy
  • A bronze/silver/gold Armed Forces Friendly Schools logo which can be used on the school website and email signatures.

Schools may also be invited to participate in local and/or regional celebration events with SSCE Cymru, the Armed Forces and local authority Armed Forces Champions.

Download the Armed Forces Friendly School application form here

Dyfyniadau Plant Milwyr

"Gynted ag ydych yn dod i arfer i dŷ, rydych yn cael eich symud – rwyf wedi bod mewn pedair ysgol ac wedi symud chwech gwaith."

Aiden

"Roeddwn i’n byw yn Nepal, yna aethom i Brunei, yna Malaysia."

Ashim

"Drwy fy llygaid i mae gennych gannoedd o ffrindiau mewn llefydd gwahanol."

Chloe

"Dwi di arfer symud rŵan a chymysgu gyda’r plant... Dwi di neud o gymaint o weithiau mae’n rhywbeth arferol rŵan."

Chloe

"Mae’n iawn siarad dros skype a phethau felly ond weithiau ti jyst eisiau cwtsh pan mae Dad i ffwrdd."

Georgia

"Dwi di mwynhau mynd o amgylch llawer o lefydd o amgylch y byd, mae’n anturus ac yn gyffrous."

Harry

"Mae bod yn rhan o’r fyddin fel bod yn rhan o deulu."

Ieuan

"Mae mam wedi prynu bwrdd sialc ac mae’n dweud sawl noson o gwsg arno, pob munud mae’n dod yn agosach iddo ddod adref."

Mia

"Dwi ddim eisiau iddo gael dyrchafiad... Dwi eisiau iddo gael dyrchafiad ond dwi ddim eisiau gadael."

Oliver

"Efallai y bydda i’n mynd i ysgol breswyl fel nad wyf yn newid ysgol bob yn ail flwyddyn."

Ryan

"Dwi di bod mewn saith ysgol wahanol; dwi heb aros mewn un ysgol ddigon hir."

Shana

"Mae wedi bod i ffwrdd am chwe mis ac yna mae yn ôl am bythefnos, yna mae’n mynd i ffwrdd eto."

Sianed

"Roedd fy rhieni yn y Fyddin. Roedd mam yn nyrs ac aeth dad i Afghanistan. 'Do ni’m yn deall yn iawn be' oedd o’n neud a deud y gwir ond ar ôl i mi ffeindio allan o ni’n meddwl "diolch byth bod o wedi dod adre’n saff.'"

Sanjog

"Mi wnaeth o lofnodi i adael yr wythnos ddiwetha’, felly mi fydd o wedi gadael erbyn diwedd y flwyddyn yma. Mae o wedi bod i mewn ers 24 o flynyddoedd. Fydd o’n well i mi achos mi fydd o o gwmpas lot mwy. Mae o’n hoffi’n gwylio ni’n chwarae rygbi felly mi fydd o’n gallu dod i’n gweld ni’n fwy aml"

Lewis

"Dwi’n mynd i rywle hollol newydd. Dydyn nhw’m yn gwybod dim amdana’i felly mae’n ddechrau newydd ac yn beth da iawn i mi."

Piaras

"Nes i symud i Gymru achos bod dad wedi cael ei anfon yma gan y Fyddin. O ni’n meddwl y baswn yn cael fy mwlio a dwi’n swil efo pobol newydd ond mi nes i ychydig o ffrindiau."

Dan