Wednesday 17th March 2021

Do you have school age children? Then you might be interested in the Voice of Schools Report. The report highlights the challenges faced by schools supporting Service children and may be of help starting a conversation with your child(ren)’s school about the support required.

Schools tell us about Supporting Service Children

Service Children in State Schools (SCISS) have launched a report that collates findings from an online survey of state schools in England on the support offered to Service children.

View the Voice of Schools Report

Voice of Schools Report cover

An Executive Summary and full report can be accessed on the SCISS website.

This is the first time that the Voice of Schools has been collected in this way, understanding directly their experiences and opinions on supporting Service children.

Louise Briggs, our Education and Childcare Policy Advisor who sits on the National Executive Advisory Committee, says:

“It is fantastic that so many schools responded to this survey from SCISS despite the many pressures during the pandemic. This is a significant report in many ways and really adds important evidence, directly from schools, on the education of our Service children. This will be invaluable when we working with our partners to provide information and support to those professionals. The RAF Families Federation is looking forward to working with SCISS and partners to take forward the findings.”


Service Children In State Schools (SCISS) is a voluntary affiliated network of state-maintained schools in England that have any number of Service children on roll. It is led by a National Executive Advisory Committee (NEAC) comprising of headteachers; Local Authority officers/advisers; representatives from the three Armed Forces Families Federations and representatives from the Service Children Progression Alliance (SCiP), the DfE and the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP) Global Education Team.

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