Best Practice

Best practice: Identifying Forces families

Published: August 30, 2021
Highland Council: the importance of identifying and engaging with pupils and parents from Armed Forces families is key to supporting schools in our area
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Best Practice: Support Assistant

Published: June 21, 2021
Hythehill Primary School employs a Forces Families Support Assistant to ease transition periods for Forces Children, their friends and families

Factsheet: Service Pupil Premium

Published: April 20, 2021
The Department for Education in England has introduced a new fund in recognition of the challenges facing modern service families
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Identifying Armed Forces families

Published: April 19, 2021
Armed Forces children and young people often experience many changes in their life and when schools know, they can offer much needed support. All Scottish schools, early learning centres (ELC) and childcare settings are committed to Getting it Right for Every Child, known as GIRFEC. Your child is unique and support with transitions, even for… View Article
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Fact sheet: support for your child

Published: April 13, 2021
When your child moves to the Scottish education system they will be supported in their learning, personal and emotional development in accordance with the curriculum and policies in Scotland. There is no pupil premium in Scotland but the support for your child is no less effective as the funding from the Scottish Government takes account of… View Article
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Best practice: loss, change and separation

Published: April 1, 2021
Base: HM Condor, ArbroathLocal Authority: Angus Council Angus Council has developed a Loss, Change and Separation resource which is a sustainable resource available to all schools on a lending basis. It aims to mitigate the effects of exceptional mobility and deployment and provide support for pupils during times of transition and loss. A resource box… View Article
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Highlighting good practice

Published: March 9, 2021
Local authorities across Scotland have a number of ‘good practice’ guides for supporting children and young people from Armed Forces backgrounds These resources are available to all educators and organisations who work with Forces’ families to help create a smooth transition in education and support their overall health. We collated a series of local authority… View Article
Examples of good practice from across Scotland