On the Move
As a Service Children’s school we are well aware of the anxieties that mobility can have on our families and we work hard to ensure that our pupils settle in quickly. Every child who comes into our school is warmly welcomed and equally valued.
However, we recognize the importance of preparing all children for movement and appreciate that this can be a difficult task. In order to support both our current and future parents, we have included the link below to the Service Children's Education dedicated website for mobility. Here you will be able to find a wealth of useful information including:
1. A link to the CEAS website
2. A link to the SCE mobility toolkit which allows you to take a tour around our virtual SCE School and to locate all SCE schools around the world. In addition you can watch videos of SCE children sharing their personal experiences of preparing to leave or arrive at their school, and find out what helps them to settle into their new surroundings.
3. Links to some short video clips entitled PFS Mobility DVDs
We hope that you will find this information useful and supportive.
Do I need to register my child with CEAS?
CEAS is the Children's Education Advisory Service and their mission statement is:
'To support operational effectiveness in the armed forces by enabling Service (and eligible MOD civilian) families to secure appropriate educational provision for their children in the UK and overseas.'
If your child has special or additional needs then, in line with JSP 820, you must register with the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) and notify them of any proposed overseas assignment.
You should register with CEAS if any of the following apply to your child:
Is your child on the special needs register?
If so is this at school action/ school action plus/ statement
Does your child have any medical conditions? e.g.
speech and language difficulties
Has your child seen any of the following people?
Speech and language therapist
Child and adolescent mental health worker (CAMHs)
Educational welfare officer
Preparing for change
Here at DPS we work hard to prepare the children for mobility and change. You can follow the link below to watch an article, aired on ITV news and BFBS, which illustrates one way in which we have worked with our colleagues in the UK to prepare our children for an imminent move.