Claiming continuity

What happens if your marriage or civil partnership goes wrong and you have a child at boarding school? Here’s our guide to the rules on Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)… If you’ve agreed that as the non...

Building resilience in schools

The powerful stories of how injured veterans tackled adversity are helping children to cope with the pressures of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. The Making Generation R programme of workshops, created by...

Lesson library

If you have been home educating your children, you’ll know how important it is to find free and engaging content online. The army has recently introduced a fantastic new online learning platform called the Les...

Veterans’ stories build resilience in schools

The powerful stories of how injured veterans tackled adversity are helping children to cope with the pressures of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. The Making Generation R programme of workshops, created by...

We’re listening

AFF decided it was time to understand more from families about the unique challenges service children face and the contributions they make. In our recent survey, we asked you about your children’s experiences a...

Helpful Hampshire

Hampshire has a large forces population, with more than 6,000 military pupils on roll in its schools – comfortably the highest number of school-aged children from a service family background in the country. As ...

MOD schools: The future

FOLLOWING the drawdown from Germany, the MOD’s Directorate of Children & Young People (DCYP) has been undertaking a review of its future MOD schools and early years settings in Germany, Cyprus, Brunei, Gibr...

Meeting needs overseas

Before you take up an overseas posting, you must get educational clearance for your children to ensure they can be supported in your new location. It’s normally straightforward, but if your child has any additi...

Members of the board

THERE are so many unique experiences to being an army child; frequent moves, parental separation and educational challenges. AFF is working with the University of Winchester and the Army Welfare Service to lear...

Heart of the community: Taunton School

We find out how pupils at Taunton School forge links with their near neighbours – and what benefits the community gets as a result… Primary School outreach through a drama production How closely is y...