Description of activity
When children of service parents move frequently from one school to another or between different educational systems obtaining appropriate provision can be complex.
We are a tri-service organisation funded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), established to provide information and support to service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas. This includes supporting parents at meetings with schools, local authorities, and tribunals.
We are a small office with a dedicated team, including 4 Parent Support Officers who have a background in education. We have considerable experience of advising service parents on a wide range of issues regarding service children’s education.
Special Education Needs (SEN)
If your child has Special Educational Needs then you are advised to register with CEAS. We can help in the transfer process between LAs, ensuring that the needs of your child are met. If you are posted overseas and have a child with Special Educational Needs you must inform us. Although Service Children’s Education (SCE) schools will try and meet the needs of your child they cannot cover all Special Educational Needs. If you arrive without having contacted CEAS you may find you are returned to the UK at your own expense if they cannot meet your child’s needs.