Supporting Service Children at Haberdashers’ Adams

Posted: 23rd April 2024

In the Month of the Military Child, Haberdashers’ Adams shines a spotlight on the support offered by
the school to Service children. It is very proud of their Service children community and offers a number
of support mechanisms to them.

A dedicated member of staff, Mr Johal, has responsibility and oversight for the personal and academic
development of Service children. He is the main point of contact within the school for Service
families, providing pastoral support and guidance. Mr Johal provides mentoring specifically for Service
children. His focus is to help pupils build social skills, self-esteem and develop positive attributes to
learning, thus raising academic attainment.

Service children are offered the opportunity, once every half term, to come together on a field trip and
receive advice and support off-site. This creates an opportunity to share experiences with peers, work
as a team, get to know the staff who support them and build a Service community. Events have
included a day at Harper Adams with the Service Children’s Progression Alliance, walking up the
Wrekin, team building activities at Arthog and a trip to Hoo Zoo.

Mr Johal says: “We hope that having the opportunity to know who else in school is a Service child will
encourage pupils to seek each other out in times of need.”

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