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Report: Impact of service life

Published: May 17, 2021
Read the latest report from the Naval Children’s Charity and VFI about the impact of service life on children

National Transitions Officer Update #8

Published: May 10, 2021
As we welcome Mental Health Awareness Week (10–17 May) it is helpful to take account of some themes that may impact Armed Forces families and children. Much focus and activity currently, centres on action plans to support Covid-recovery, inoculation of the Scottish and UK population, easing of restrictions, and our wintry introduction to Spring. Schools… View Article

Scottish Government guide welcomes families

Published: April 23, 2021
Welcome to Scotland: a guide for service personnel and their families moving to Scotland, has been published providing practical information to service personnel and their families on topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.

EVENT: The Alternative Certification Model

Published: April 23, 2021
NFPS and SQA are holding a live webinar on May 04, to inform parents and learners on the ACM and answer any questions you may have

Short breaks for families with a disability

Published: April 21, 2021
The SSAFA Short Breaks programme for Armed Forces families with additional needs is back, and applications are open for 2021

Global Education Matters

Published: April 20, 2021
Listen as presenters from the Global Education Team visit locations around the globe to discuss the opportunities for Forces Families stationed abroad
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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
Dreghorn Pre-school and Creche pupil with teacher and building blocks
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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
Pupils from Scottish primary school discussing a project
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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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Argyll and Bute update six

Published: April 2, 2021
Issue six – April 2021 Argyll and Bute Service Pupil advisor has released issue six of their Armed Forces Children & Young People newsletter. In this issue: Funding from the Armed forces Covenant Fund; Online anxiety workshops and teacher information packs; RCET Voice of pre-school early years resources; and more…