Anne WilsonActing Principal Educational Psychologist             Service Children’s Education
   Service children face challenges that often go    beyond the experience of the majority of    families and children li...
   “…parents invariably identified the disruption,    caused by their geographical mobility, as the    biggest challenge ...
Leaving                                             Joining      SJS                                                SJSBeg...
1     2     3     4     5     5+YEAR   7    7     14    13    10    7     5YEAR   8    8     12    16    8     3     3YEAR...
1     2   3    4   5YEAR   7    54    2YEAR   8    45   10YEAR   9    23   21    3   1YEAR   10    7   31    7   3YEAR   1...
6m   6m-1 ½   1 ½-2 ½ 2 ½-3 ½   3 ½-4 ½   MOREY7    15    16        19        3        1       2Y8     6    17        11  ...
   Essential to gather a personal emotional    profile:   Moves   Parental deployment   Family structure   Significan...
   Benefits:   Life experiences – culture, opportunities   Better at making friends   Good in new situations   Being ...
   Difficulties:   Changes in school style, culture   Disruption to routines   Missed friends/Not knowing anyone   Lo...
   School organisations and rules   Activities and sports   Environment   Local culture   Seaside
   Sometimes have little or no experience of UK   Often focus on:   Personal safety   Drugs
   www.sceschools.com   Select pupil and family services   Select transition and mobility      2 DVDs        Mitigatin...
www.sceschools.comSelect P&FSSelect deployment    Parent booklet    DVD    Other resources – have to register for these
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  1. 1. Anne WilsonActing Principal Educational Psychologist Service Children’s Education
  2. 2.  Service children face challenges that often go beyond the experience of the majority of families and children living in the UK. The combination of deployment of a family member and regular moves of home and school can cause anxiety and stress for service families whether living in the UK or overseas…
  3. 3.  “…parents invariably identified the disruption, caused by their geographical mobility, as the biggest challenge faced by them and their children.”
  4. 4. Leaving Joining SJS SJSBeginning Y11 41 Pupils (7) 8 pupils join (4 + 4 NS) 5 pupils leaveBeginning Y10 38 Pupils (6) 10 pupils join (3 + 7 NS) 36 pupils leaveBeginning Y9 64 Pupils (16) 21 pupils join (4 + 17 NS) 36 pupils leaveBeginning Y8 82 Pupils (55) 27 pupils join (10 + 7 NS) 20 pupils leaveBeginning Y7 75 Pupils (62 from feeder primary schools)
  5. 5. 1 2 3 4 5 5+YEAR 7 7 14 13 10 7 5YEAR 8 8 12 16 8 3 3YEAR 9 6 9 15 7 5 4YEAR 10 7 15 12 3 4 6YEAR 11 8 12 9 13 5 4% 14% 25% 26% 16% 10% 9%
  6. 6. 1 2 3 4 5YEAR 7 54 2YEAR 8 45 10YEAR 9 23 21 3 1YEAR 10 7 31 7 3YEAR 11 2 28 15 6
  7. 7. 6m 6m-1 ½ 1 ½-2 ½ 2 ½-3 ½ 3 ½-4 ½ MOREY7 15 16 19 3 1 2Y8 6 17 11 9 6 6Y9 10 5 11 7 3 7Y10 11 24 6 1 1 7Y11 6 18 17 5 2 4
  8. 8.  Essential to gather a personal emotional profile: Moves Parental deployment Family structure Significant events
  9. 9.  Benefits: Life experiences – culture, opportunities Better at making friends Good in new situations Being able to fit in
  10. 10.  Difficulties: Changes in school style, culture Disruption to routines Missed friends/Not knowing anyone Lost confidence Change in behaviour
  11. 11.  School organisations and rules Activities and sports Environment Local culture Seaside
  12. 12.  Sometimes have little or no experience of UK Often focus on: Personal safety Drugs
  13. 13.  www.sceschools.com Select pupil and family services Select transition and mobility  2 DVDs Mitigating mobility Service Families on the move Mobility toolkit Select research ◦ Information for staff who work with service children
  14. 14. www.sceschools.comSelect P&FSSelect deployment Parent booklet DVD Other resources – have to register for these

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