Service Children's Education

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Service Children's Education
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Agency overview
Formed 1997 (under current name)
Preceding agency
Parent agency Ministry of Defence
Website SCE

Service Children's Education (SCE) is an organisation of the United Kingdom government responsible for the education of the children of British Armed Forces families and Ministry of Defence (MoD) personnel serving outside of the United Kingdom. They provide schools and educational support services from Foundation Stage through to sixth form. They are headquartered at Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wiltshire.[1]

It was previously an executive agency of the MoD, but this status was removed on 31 March 2013 following the reduction of service personnel based abroad. However, it continues to operate under the SCE name as part of the MoD's Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP).

History[edit]

During the 1980s, the British Families Education Service (BFES) was renamed Service Children's School (SCS). In 1997 it took its current name Service Children's Education (SCE). Despite the various changes to the name and administration, it continues the mission of its predecessors: providing education for the children of British Armed Forces personnel. Former teachers who taught in SCE schools or under its previous incarnations the BFES and SCS may join the BFES/SCE Association.[2]

Management[edit]

Headquarters and offices[edit]

SCE are headquartered at Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wiltshire.[3] The business support office are co-located with that of the Children's Education and Advisory Service since August 2012.[4]

SCE was headquartered in the Wegberg Military Complex in Wegberg, Germany,[5][6] until 2012.[citation needed] It briefly moved to JHQ Rheindahlen,[4] until that base closed, too, in 2013.[citation needed]

In addition SCE have offices in Bielefeld, Germany and Episkopi Cantonment, Cyprus.[7]

Curriculum[edit]

Schools follow the English National Curriculum, administer national assessments and public examinations, and are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate, via Ofsted. Teachers have recognised UK professional qualifications and the majority are recruited specially from the United Kingdom through the Civil Service.

Schools[edit]

The agency operates primary and secondary schools in Germany and Cyprus and also provides educational facilities in territories such as the Falklands and Gibraltar where there is a significant British military presence. The schools are typically grouped by garrison (including its outlying bases).

Germany[edit]

Secondary
Middle
Primary
  • Blankenhagen School, Gütersloh[8]
  • Bielefeld School, Bielefeld[9]
  • Bishopspark First School, Paderborn
  • Haig Primary School, Gütersloh[10]
  • Robert Browning School, Paderborn
  • St David's Primary School, Ramstein
  • William Wordsworth First School, Sennelager

[11]

Cyprus[edit]

Secondary
Primary

[12]

Other[edit]

[14]

  • RAF Secondary School - Khormaksar - Aden

Former Schools[edit]

Germany[edit]

Secondary schools
Primary/middle schools

Hong Kong[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Secondary schools
  • Alexandra Grammar School.[31] Later merged into Bourne School, it is now the site of ISS International School Preston campus.
  • Bourne School[32]
  • Gillman Secondary Modern School – later merged into Bourne School, the former compound (including Gillman Barracks) is now occupied by an art gallery, the NTU Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA), and other small businesses.[33]
  • St John's School.[34] In 1971, the United World College of South East Asia, then known as the Singapore International School, was established at St John's former campus; it adopted its present name in 1975.[35]
Primary schools
  • Alexandra Junior School
  • Changi Junior School
  • Pasir Panjang Junior School
  • Seletar Junior School
  • Tengah Junior School
Infants schools[edit]
  • Tanglin Infants School, Tanglin Barracks, Dempsey Road
  • Alexandra Infant School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SERVICE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2012-2013" (Archive). Service Children's Education. PDF p. 3/62. Retrieved on 28 February 2015. "Any enquiries regarding this publication should be sent to us at Headquarters Service Children's Education, Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wiltshire"
  2. ^ "British Families Education Service/Service Children's Education Association archive: History". Institute of Education. 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "SERVICE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2012-2013" (Archive). Service Children's Education. PDF p. 3/62. Retrieved on 28 February 2015. "Any enquiries regarding this publication should be sent to us at Headquarters Service Children's Education, Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wiltshire"
  4. ^ a b "SERVICE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2012-2013" (Archive). Service Children's Education. p. 7 (PDF p. 8/62). Retrieved on 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Recruitment" (Archive). Service Children's Education. May 30, 2003. Retrieved on February 28, 2015. "Application packs may be obtained from the Personnel Section (Recruitment) at HQ Service Children's Education, Building 5, Wegberg Military Complex, BFPO 40[...]"
  6. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions" (Archive). Service Children's Education. May 3, 2003. Retrieved on February 28, 2015. "HQ SCE, Block 5, Wegberg Military Complex, BFPO 40"
  7. ^ "ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2009/2010" (Archive). Service Children's Education. p. 1 (PDF p. 9/62). Retrieved on February 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Blankenhagen School website
  9. ^ Bielefeld School website
  10. ^ Haig School website
  11. ^ "SCE Schools - Germany". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. 
  12. ^ "SCE Schools - Cyprus". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. 
  13. ^ SHAPE International School - British Section
  14. ^ "SCE Schools - Rest of the world". Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Final school closure". gloucesterschool.sceschools.com. 
  16. ^ "Ark School: To past pupils, parents & staff of Ark and its predecessor schools" (PDF). ark.sceschools.com. 1 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Records — Bader First School Royal Air Force, Brüggen, Federal Republic of Germany". The National Archives. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "School Closure Plan" (PDF). Service Children's Education. 11 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Brüggen School website
  20. ^ a b c "Schools (HMI Reports)". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 3 April 1984. col. 519W–{{{column_end}}}. 
  21. ^ "Derby School: Information Booklet" (PDF). Service Children's Education. 
  22. ^ "EduBase: Derby Middle School". Department for Education. 
  23. ^ "Records — Hemer Primary School". The National Archives. 
  24. ^ "Records — Iserlohn Primary School". The National Archives. 
  25. ^ "Lister School closes". lister.sceschools.com. 
  26. ^ "EduBase: Oxford Primary School". Department for Education. 
  27. ^ Slim School website
  28. ^ "Records — St Andrew's Primary School, Rheindahlen". The National Archives. 
  29. ^ "York Junior School, Münster". The National Archives. 
  30. ^ "About Us: A Short History of the School". aishk.edu.hk. 
  31. ^ Memories of Singapore and Malaya, Derek Tait, Driftwood Coast Publishing, 2007, page 161
  32. ^ The Education Committees' Year Book, 1962, page 975
  33. ^ Gillman Barracks
  34. ^ Education, Volume 129, Councils and Education Press, 1967, page 596
  35. ^ "UWCSEA remembers Mr Lee Kuan Yew". uwcsea.edu.sg. 

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