No child left behind

Mike Hamilton OBE spent nine years in the army, serving in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s had a multitude of roles from bomb disposal, physical training instructor, training and mentoring, to deli...

Complete commitment

Steph Fawdry loves being a teacher, and ten years ago, she became head at RAF Benson Community Primary School which has almost 100 per cent service children. From the moment she got the role, she’s been determi...

One big family

Service children from Barton Stacey School’s Base Club had a visit from the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire recently to design and decorate kit bags. AFF’s Hampshire co-ordinator, Alison McLeish, tells us more…...

Excellence in education

Does your child’s school go that extra mile to support service children? With schools all currently closed at the time the summer Army&You went to print, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the best prac...

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 ...