NEW Toolkit and advice for Teachers

A new guidance document packed with advice and help for educators has been launched by Forces Children’s Education (FCE). 

The cover of Forces Children's Education's new Toolkit for teachers document
The FCE Toolkit for teachers is full of useful information for educators who work with Forces families

The Toolkit for Teachers has been developed to help staff answer the questions they will have when a pupil from an Armed Forces family joins their school. 

Understanding these students and their unique experiences and challenges is vital to help them gain the knowledge, skills and resilience they need to reach their full potential.

The toolkit aims to provide insights into Armed Forces children, improve outcomes for them and provide professional development and resources. 

Advice on all areas

Key areas covered include the importance of identifying Armed Forces pupils, their challenges, inclusion, support available, and celebrating their successes. 

The toolkit has been created by National Transitions Officer Carolyn MacLeod, who runs the FCE website and who works on behalf of the Association of Directors of Education (ADES) to support and advise Armed Forces families.   

Carolyn said: “The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with teachers who have a wealth of experience and knowledge, and in response to specific questions for more information. I think all staff will appreciate this resource.”

One educator said: “I wish I had something like this when I was starting as a headteacher.”

More support for educators

We have a number of guides and references for teachers and support staff working with Forces Families, their children and young people in our Educators section. For more news and events, visit our Updates section