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University regulator publishes guidance encouraging universities to include Service children in their support and outreach work

The SCiP Alliance has worked closely with the new government regulatory body for higher education, the Office For Students and its predecessor OFFA, to ensure Service children are considered alongside other underrepresented groups when universities formulate their outreach plans with their Widening Participation teams. Work by the SCiP Alliance and its partners is referenced in new guidance published by the OFS to inform institutions’ planning for 2019-20.

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Supporting the education of children from military families

The University of Winchester worked with SCISS (Service Children in State Schools) to host the South East SCISS conference. SCISS is an affiliation of the 6000 plus state maintained schools in England that have children of service personnel on roll. The SCISS National Executive acts as an advisory group to the government on issues around educational disadvantage and promotes good practice in the provision of education for service children.

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Launch of the Service Children’s Progression Alliance’s mission

Launch of new national partnership of organisations focussed on improving outcomes for children from military families. The Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance’s mission is to champion the progression of the children of military personnel so that they can make informed and confident transitions through further and higher education into thriving adult lives and careers. Conference delegates from service charities, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and policy makers discussed the key messages.

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Still places available – SCiP Alliance conference on 28th June in Winchester

There are still some places available to see the excellent line-up of leading policy, research and practice contribution: Conference Keynote: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Chair of the APPG for the Armed Forces Covenant) Research keynote: Nicola Fear, King’s College London. A panel discussion chaired by General Sir John McColl (Chairman, Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities) will be an opportunity to engage with experts to discuss what bridges will help service children make smooth and confident transitions.

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28 June 2017 – ‘Building Bridges’ Access to further and higher education for young people from military families

Winchester University is delighted to announce an excellent line-up of leading policy, research and practice contributions including: Keynote: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Chair of the APPG Armed Forces Covenant
Q&A Panel: your chance to hear from and question key policy makers, including Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Ministry of Defence, Offa and Department for Education.

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