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SSCE Cymru Events

Upcoming SSCE Cymru events

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SSCE Cymru CPD Training JUNE

28/06/2021 29/06/2021

SSCE Cymru is offering all schools in Wales, an opportunity to participate in one of our monthly CPD sessions timetabled during the last week of each month.

Upcoming Network member events

Reserves Day 2021

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Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.

The contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. As such an annual Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day 2021

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Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

SSCE Cymru would like to encourage education settings to carry out activities to celebrate and raise awareness of the Armed Forces and the unique experiences of Service children.

Reading Force 10th Birthday

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Previous Stakeholder Days

Download copies of the agendas and presentations from previous Stakeholder Days below.

Virtual Stakeholder Day March 2020

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Venue: Virtual

Stakeholder Day September 2019

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Venue: Maindy Barracks, Cardiff

Stakeholder Day March 2019

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Venue: RAF Valley

SSCE Cymru conference 2018


The second SSCE Cymru conference was held on 12th June 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium. During the conference, Alun Davies AM, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, launched the Research on Experiences of Service Families with Children with Additional Learning Needs in Education in Wales report. The presentations and workshops throughout the day were focused on this report and how the SSCE Cymru Network can overcome the challenges identified in the report outcomes.

Thank you to all the speakers, exhibitors and delegates that attended and participated in the activities and workshops.


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."