The two-hour CPD session is delivered by the Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLOs) for Service Children on Microsoft Teams for up to eight delegates. It is suitable for a small number of key staff from each school, who would benefit from understanding the needs of Service children in greater depth.
Aims of the training session:
- To raise awareness of Service children’s needs
- To increase staff confidence with supporting Service children in school.
1. Introduction to SSCE Cymru
2. Armed Forces in Wales
3. Service children's experiences
4. Education in Wales
5. Data and school admissions
6. Mental health and wellbeing
7. Extra-curricular activities
8. Funding for schools
9. Research and evidence.
The session includes lots of opportunities for discussion, feedback and questions around the experiences of Service children and actions the school can take to embed good practice. A certificate will be awarded to all participants on completion of the CPD training.
A number of CPD sessions are scheduled for the last week of every month. For further information and to register for one of the sessions, see the SSCE Cymru Events page.
"The whole course was fantastic. I never really thought about the impact on Service children so it was a real eye opener."
"All elements were beneficial, particularly the definition of military terms and structures to understand where my families in school fit into this and strategies to support the children. It brought the importance to the forefront of my mind."
"Very well presented by someone who was clearly passionate and knowledgeable about Service children. Thank you."
SSCE Cymru wishes to support organisations in understanding more about Service children. We therefore offer a range of training sessions focused on Service children’s needs, challenges and experiences. The one-hour training session is delivered by the Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLOs) for Service Children on Microsoft Teams for up to 15 delegates.
Our sessions are aimed at several different audiences, including:
- Education teams
- Wellbeing and welfare staff
- Youth workers
- Parents and carers
- Armed Forces organisations
- Health services
- Higher Education Institutes.
Each of our sessions aims to raise awareness of the challenges that Service children may face due to the impact of the Armed Forces lifestyle. SSCE Cymru aims to mitigate these challenges by sharing knowledge, experiences and guidance.
By the end of these sessions, participants should feel more confident in identifying Service children’s needs and supporting them with challenges that they may face in education.
If you are interested in booking a free, virtual training session for your organisation, please fill in the form below. If you work in a sector not listed above and would like to arrange a training session, please email us at SSCECymru@wlga.gov.uk so that we may tailor our support to meet the needs of your organisation.