Moving between schools

GOOD news if your child is moving schools in England – a recent collaboration between the Department for Education and the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People means that there have been changes to t...

Building resilience

ACCORDING to Place2Be, a national children’s charity, one-in-five primary school children will experience a mental health difficulty at least once and many adults with mental health issues can trace their sympt...

Appealing action

Nia Davies and husband Steve have been married 11 years and have two children, Danny (10) and Milly (8). After a nine-month tour in Afghanistan for Steve, the family were looking forward to some time together a...

Education in focus

A RECENT AFF campaign to raise awareness of Service children’s education saw our co-ordinators go out and about to answer questions and support you with all your queries. It was clear that many of you have c...

Premium service

SERVICE Pupil Premium (SPP) is a £300-per-child payment given directly to state schools, free schools and academies across England for supporting Service children. Schools decide how the money is to be spent...

Claim your lunch money

LIKE their counterparts in England, Service children and kids of entitled MOD civilians in schools overseas in reception, year one and year two or their national equivalent are entitled to a free school lunch. ...

E-learning for families

AFF was delighted to play an integral part in supporting Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership in the development of a series of online Covenant modules. Created by Warwicksh...

Tomorrow’s world

FAR from the teachers pressing chalk on to blackboards and pupils scribbling notes into dog-eared exercise books so familiar to previous generations, today’s classrooms are increasingly becoming fully digital d...