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Events SSCE Cymru Funding Webinar

SSCE Cymru Funding Webinar

The first ever SSCE Cymru webinar was hosted by the SSCE Cymru team in June 2021.

The webinar provided an opportunity for schools in Wales to hear from a range of funding streams available to support Service children in education, as well as good practice examples from schools with Service children that have utilised the funding that is available, following the presentations the attendees had the opportunity to put their questions the Q&A panel.

Agenda

FUNDING TO SUPPORT SERVICE CHILDREN

1.       MOD – Education Support Fund

2.       Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Forces for Change Programme

3.       Armed Forces Education Trust – Collective and Collaborative grants

4.       Welsh Government – Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales Fund (SSCE-WF)

SSCE CYMRU

5.       Case management support

6.       Top tips

GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLES

7.       Brecon High School

8.       Mount Street Infants School

PANEL

9.       Q&A session.

Recordings of all presentations and the Q&A panel are available below.

I found this really interesting and very informative.

Good to hear reminders of the different funding streams available to support schools with service families, of ideas of bids and things that can be done with little or no funding. Lovely to hear the voices of children to start the session.

Great webinar, I feel much more confident to apply for funding in the future.

Funding to support Service children

MOD – Education Support Fund

Andrew Malcolm, Senior Eductaion Officer, MOD – Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Forces for Change programme

Andrew Williams, SO2 Military Civilian Integration, HQ 160th (Welsh) Brigade

Armed Forces Education Trust – Collective and Collaborative grants

Charmian Hickman, Chief Executive, Armed Forces Education Trust

Welsh Government – Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales Fund (SSCE-WF)

Millie Taylor, SSCE Cymru Programme Manager, Welsh Local Government Association

SSCE Cymru

Case management support

Caitlin Woodland, Regional School Liaison Officer for Service children, SSCE Cymru

Top tips

Millie Taylor, SSCE Cymru Programme Manager, Welsh Local Government Association

Good practice examples

Brecon High School

Leah Burnett, Forces Families Support Officer

Mount Street Infant School

Shan Kenchington, Headteacher

Panel Q&A

 

Panel members:

  • Andrew Malcolm, Senior Education Officer, MOD – Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding
  • Andrew Williams, SO2 Military Civilian Integration, HQ 160th (Welsh) Brigade
  • Anthony Metcalfe, Area Manager Wales, Royal British Legion
  • Charmian Hickman, Chief Executive, Armed Forces Education Trust
  • James Voros, Deputy Headteacher, Prendergast CP School
  • Kay Reynolds, MOD Support worker, Prendergast CP School 
  • Leah Burnett, Forces Families Support Officer, Brecon High School
  • Millie Taylor, SSCE Cymru Programme Manager, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Shan Kenchington, Headteacher, Mount Street Infant School

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