Supporting Service children: The voice of schools

The Service Children In State School (SCISS) National Executive Advisory Committe (NEAC) commissioned Tiller Research Ltd to undertake a consultation with schools who have Service children on roll. The purpose of the consultation was to ensure that the group’s forthcoming action plan truly reflects the areas of most importance for schools. The key lines of enquiry were:
• To identify current areas of successful school-based practice, and effective external resources, in relation to support for Service children;
• To identify current challenges faced by schools in relation to support for Service children;
• To identify key priorities/messages for stakeholders (e.g. government departments and local authorities), with a focus on developing policy and services that optimise the quality of support that schools can provide to Service children. This report presents the findings of the consultation, based on over 500 responses from headteachers and school leads for supporting Service children.

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