Over the coming weeks we will be focusing on education. We’ll be launching our Excellence in Education shout-outs on social media, shining a light on schools that go the extra mile for service children, whether through after-school clubs or dedicated teaching assistants.
Why not encourage your child’s school to get involved here?
Keep an eye on our social media for updates and handy snippets of info on important issues affecting your children.
We’ll highlight what support is available for your children, including in the devolved regions and overseas.
What has AFF been up to on your behalf?
Last year, our education and childcare enquiries were up 23%. Within this, enquiries on boarding schools were up 47% and your enquiries around Service Pupil Premium had increased by a massive 78%.
Families also contacted us about their eligibility for the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA), particularly when using the Forces Help to Buy scheme.
Families were worried about the impact of moving on their child’s learning and also about the impact of a change of curriculum when moving between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, or overseas.
AFF has focused on collaborative working with key stakeholders including the Directorate Children and Young People, local education authorities, and groups such as the Service Children’s Progression Alliance at The University of Winchester. We’ll continue working on your behalf to improve pastoral care and outcomes for service children on the issues that affect your family.
We’re here to help
We encourage you to speak to us about any issue you are having regarding your children’s education.
Check out our webpages here, get involved on social media or speak to us in your local area.
POSTED ON 24 FEBRUARY 2020