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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Employing Female Service Leavers


The Forces in Mind Trust recently commissioned a study into employment of female service leavers.  It makes a number of observations which will be of interest to female service personnel who are in the process of leaving the service and looking for jobs.

AFC Report to HCDC

The MOD is required to produce an annual report about the Armed Forces Covenant to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee (HCDC).  The HCDC report was issued on 25 September.  It recognised that progress had been made in many areas of the Covenant but raised concerns about a range of areas, attracting a number of media stories about accommodation, access to education and the costs of  UK residency for families of non-British service personnel.  The full report is at the link below.  The 2019 report is in the process of being produced.

Service Pupil Premium (SPP) deadline 2020

The latest Service Pupil Premium (SPP) deadline is the Spring school Census 16 January 2020.  Further information for Service Parents in England is on the attached poster.
Service parents with children in reception class to year 11 at state schools, free schools and academies in England are reminded to make schools aware of their Service status. Only children recorded as Service children on a Spring census (run in January each year) since 2015 will qualify. Schools record Service children by ticking the Service pupil flag and will then receive £300.00 per Service child as part of their usual funding allocations from the Department of Education. Children have to be recorded ahead of the 16 January 2020 deadline.​