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SSCE Cymru Resources


School Toolkit

The purpose of the SSCE Cymru School Toolkit is to provide schools, local authorities and education professionals with information on the experiences of Service children, and help them to understand the support that is available to assist them with supporting Service children in the best possible way.

Service Family Guide

The aim of the SSCE Cymru Service Family Guide is to provide information on education and living in Wales and the support that is available to schools, parents/carers and Service children.

Case studies

Good practice examples of how schools and other organisations are identifying and supporting the needs or experiences of their Service children.

Seren of the Month

The SSCE Cymru ‘Seren of the month’ award is an opportunity for our team to publicly recognise an SSCE Cymru STAR, and say thank you to a Service child, member of school staff, work colleague, network member or organisation that have positively collaborated with us or shown exceptional support to Service children in education and their local Armed Forces community. We are grateful to work with some truly inspiring individuals and groups who ensure that Service children continue to feel valued and celebrated here in Wales.

SSCE Cymru newsletters

NOTE: From November 2022, the SSCE Cymru team will circulate monthly school bulletins, rather than quarterly Newsletters.

SSCE Cymru newsletters are produced quarterly with content provided by the SSCE Cymru network. The newsletters are circulated to all schools in Wales and the SSCE Cymru network.

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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, it's 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."