How to choose a school remotely

If you’re moving back to the UK and looking to secure a school place for your child, there’s lots of research you can do in advance. Lucy Scott, AFF Education & Childcare Specialist, looks at where to start...

New programme supporting Service children

THE MOD’s Directorate Children & Young People has set up the Education of Service Children Change Programme (ESCCP) due to the changes taking place across the military which may have an impact on Service ch...

Sgt Camopatch is catching on!

THE AFF Excellence for Forces Children Service Premium Award will be running again in 2014! AFF has been in contact with lots of you and the examples of best practice featured in Army&You have proved very u...

Disunited state

NOT having an allowance to cover the cost of flights at half-terms for our sons to visit us in the States is one of the biggest heartbreaks of our current posting.  We rely on friends and family to look afte...

Aiming high

AFF has commissioned York St John University to look at the attainment of Service children. Moving from school to school and changing teachers and topics can cause upheaval and parents have told us that thei...

11+ things YOU need to know about the 11+

1. There are 164 grammar schools in England, 69 in Northern Ireland but none in Scotland or Wales 2. Grammar schools are state secondary schools which by law can select all their pupils on the grounds of aca...

Life-changing study

MY husband Nickolas and I are originally from Guyana, South America and I married into the British Army in 2005 after we got together during his basic training. My father was a lawyer and I used to work and ...

Supporting SEN

AFF has commented on your behalf during the consultation for the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. If you have a child with SEN, the reforms – which come into effect in September – will dire...