Through our relationship we have been able to form partnerships with both Aggies and Solent MIND on a number of projects. We have secured two volunteers from Aggies to support our Stay and Play sessions which will be launched in the Spring Term. Solent MIND continues to act as a gateway to wellbeing and service support.
Service Children and Families Lead
Within the GFM I am the Service Children and Families Lead and work as part of the our wider GFM Children & Families Services.
For over a decade my roles have involved me working in child protection, completing family assessments and offering family support, both in the local and surrounding areas.
It is my responsibility to ensure that all Service Children and their families are provided with an environment where they can access the relevant resources to ensure that their specific needs that relate to being a service family are met.
I offer family support on a 1-2-1 or group basis, attend relevant meetings and provide advice for parents on supporting children with challenging behaviours or issues that relate to a families wellbeing.
If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone me on 02392 505233 ext 4337
Service Children and Families Coordinator
I am the Service Children and Families Coordinator.
My background is in supporting student engagement in class, I am qualified to provide ELSA as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
It is my responsibility to provide emotional literacy support in conjunction with the Pastoral and Year teams, deployment support and this can include short absences, ELSA (referrals must go through your child’s Year team) careers advice in conjunction with the Careers Advisor, weekly drop in sessions, arrange activities, support with service families transitioning in or out of the area, signpost families to the relevant services.
If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to: email@example.com
Blended Learning & Service Community Facilitator
I joined the GFM Service Community Team as the Blended Learning & Service Community Facilitator. I aim to offer children a combination of remote, online learning and opportunities to access things in the community that will enhance their learning in the classroom. By delivering this type of learning, I hope to mitigate the negative impact that family mobility or parental deployment might have on them.
I have been lucky enough to always work in jobs where my passions lie. My most recent roles were in the Marine & Maritime sector where I worked in a marina, and for a sailing team. Before that I was involved in the music industry; this gave me the opportunity to travel internationally, meet some inspiring people and gain many valuable skills.
My passion is to inspire and motivate people to achieve things they may not have ever thought they were capable of doing, by removing barriers and engaging through effective coaching techniques. This is most evident when I am delivering boxing sessions to people of all ages at the local boxing club. It is my ambition to continue making an impact on people’s lives, helping to build confidence, respect and resilience, particularly focusing on those who may have become disengaged with normal day-to-day life.
If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting on Wednesday 13 January there will be a weekly one hour Year 11 Listening Ear virtual drop-in, from 15:15, for all Year 11 pupils (not just Service Students). This will be run by Mrs Price and Mrs Clarke (Service Children & Families Coordinator) who are both qualified ELSA’s (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants). Pupils and students will find a link to this group in their Google Classroom.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Starting on Thursday 14 January there will be a weekly one hour virtual Service Student drop in, from 15:00, to promote things of interest for Service Children, build positive relationships between the service children across the secondary phase and have fun! Pupils and students will find a link to this group in their Google Classroom.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Think Different Thursday offers our Service Community the opportunity to come together to take part in online cooking and fitness activities.
These sessions occur weekly (term time) at 1730. Please see our facebook group, or check your most recent service newsletter for details.
This is a 10 week Nurturing Programme that focuses on supporting parents across a wide range of parenting challenges, rather than modifying specific features of child behaviour, and is described as a cognitive relational approach that incorporates some behavioural elements. The emphasis is on empathy non-blaming communication. It focuses mostly on helping parents to understand thoughts, feelings and emotions (of both parents and children) and on the quality of the relations between the child and parents. Please complete this referral form after discussing with the parents and they will be added to the expression of interest list https://forms.gle/
If you are aware of a service parent who is struggling to manage during lockdown, then please signpost them to our SOS Sessions https://docs.google.com/
The GFM Service Community Facebook group is a brilliant platform to meet new friends and catch up with people who you already know in the community. It’s also a good place to keep up to date with events and activities.
Please remember to answer the question and agree to the rules, then you’ll be in!
We often request that families provide us with feedback to enable us to continually review the support that is provided to our service families across the secondary phase of the GFM. If you wish to give us some feedback then please complete this form: Service Families Feedback Form
This book project is funded by Libor funds, to provide Naval Service families with printed resources, the purpose of which is to support resilience and enhance coping strategies during periods of separation and deployment.
Reading Force is free for all Forces families, Reserves, Cadets, and Ex-Forces families. It is fun and easy to take part. Friends can participate too.
The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free app is aimed at the entire armed forces community – serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families – as well as frontline public services staff.