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CPD Training

Based on the content of the SSCE Cymru Toolkit, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training package is now available for schools and educators in Wales.

The two-hour CPD session is delivered by the Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLOs) for Service Children on Microsoft Teams for up to 15 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.

As part of the Month of the Military Child in April, throughout the week commencing 19th April, SSCE Cymru is offering all schools in Wales who have Service children enrolled, an opportunity to participate in one of 60 CPD sessions timetabled throughout the week. For further information and to register for one of the sessions, see the SSCE Cymru Events page.


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."


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


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


"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."


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


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


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


"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."


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


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


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


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


"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.'"


"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."


"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."


"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."