DEVONPORT LEADS THE WAY AT SCHOOL LEADERS CONFERENCEBack
Published on September 30th, 2019 | by Pete Ogburn
DEVONPORT LEADS THE WAY AT SCHOOL LEADERS CONFERENCE. Commodore Peter Coulson ADC, Naval Base Commander, introducing the event. The Royal Navy in Plymouth and the City Council are leading the way with a conference to discuss opportunities to support Service children in the region. Held at HMS Drake in Devonport the conference [&hellip0
DEVONPORT LEADS THE WAY AT SCHOOL LEADERS CONFERENCE.
Commodore Peter Coulson ADC, Naval Base Commander, introducing the event.
The Royal Navy in Plymouth and the City Council are leading the way with a conference to discuss opportunities to support Service children in the region.
Held at HMS Drake in Devonport the conference focused on ideas across the local education sector to better support the unique aspects of Service children’s education. Those attending heard from first-hand experiences of dealing with service issues and concerns raised through their current work.
Along with the Royal Navy and Plymouth City Council, other organisations attending include the Naval Families Federation, Military Kids Club and Infant & Primary School’s representatives. The conference also highlight the particular challenges for Commonwealth and Veteran families.
This first event is an opportunity to share with families the good practice across Plymouth that exceeds that of other Local Authorities, in terms of time devoted to schools with Service children, the support networks drawn upon and, crucially the capacity Plymouth has to respond to the voice of its young people.
Commodore Peter Coulson ADC, Naval Base Commander introduced the conference along with Councillor Pauline Murphy from Plymouth City Council.
“The Royal Navy in partnership with Plymouth City Council, held this first School’s Leaders Conference in HMS Drake,” Cdre Coulson said. “The Aim of the day was to increase awareness of the context and challenges surrounding the children of service personnel and veterans. We aim to share information and advice that will improve support for the schools, by the Naval Service and Service Charities.”
Councillor Pauline Murphy, Armed Forces Champion said: “We’re incredibly proud of our Naval heritage here in Plymouth, and supporting the children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces is something I care about enormously.
“There is already fantastic work being done in Plymouth – we are leading the way, but highlighting the issues these children and families face and sharing our expertise will help us identify where further help can be given.”
Pictures from the event.
David Fitzgeral, guest speaker, and radio commentator with our three standard bearers.
Again our three standard bearers by the mess cannon.
All the representatives who attended to explain what is on offer to support our armed forces families.