The Thriving Lives CPD Event Series is an Online CPD series for teachers and school / college staff or professionals working with young people from Armed Forces families.

LiNCHigher and the SCiP (Service Children's Progression) Alliance were delighted to collaboratively host an online CPD event series for teachers and school or college staff. The series was created to support educational professionals in helping Service children in education settings.

We delivered 6 online events which took place on Zoom during November and December 2021. Each of the interactive sessions were hosted by industry representatives, experienced in either working with young people from Armed Forces backgrounds or for the wellbeing of children and young people.

The purpose of the Thriving Lives event series was to provide individuals with information and to share knowledge. Throughout the series, we brought together the perspective of practitioners and students from Armed Forces communities in line with the Widening Participation national agenda, and specifically how this applied to individuals' roles at their schools, colleges or organisations.

Through participating in this event series, we aimed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding at a strategic level of the key issues affecting Service children's outcomes and wellbeing, to encourage both reflective practice and action planning as a result.

The Thriving Lives Conference Series 

The series began with an introductory session on 10th November 2021, facilitated by Katherine Lawrence, Head of Operations of the SCiP Alliance. This interactive session explored the lives of Service children, including how the SCiP Alliance helps, and how schools can use the Thriving Lives Toolkit to help Service children thrive. 

Following the introductory session, you can find 5 CPD sessions delivered by industry representatives, experienced in either working with young people from Armed Forces backgrounds or with the wellbeing of children and young people.

Session 1

Introductory session with Katherine Lawrence, Head of Operations, SCiP Alliance.

Wednesday 10th November - Recording available below

View Session 1 here

Session 2

Views from an Armed Forces parent/spouse with a Q&A panel. Delivered by Katy Nevitt, Armed Forces Covenant Lead, Bishop Grosseteste University.

Tuesday 16th November - Recording available below 

View Session 2 here 

Session 3

The whole picture of a Service Child with Q&A. Delivered by RAF HIVEs

Wednesday 24th November - Recording available below

View Session 3 here

Session 4

Transition and Wellbeing. Delivered by Danielle Mutch, Transitional Student Wellbeing Education Officer, University of Lincoln.

Wednesday 1st December - Recording available below

View Session 4 here

Session 5

Top tips and guidance for supporting Service children. Delivered by Elizabeth Mannion, Careers Leader, Richmond School & Sixth Form College.

Monday 6th December - Recording available below 

View Session 5 here

Session 6

Service Pupil Premium. Delivered by Gill Angel, Community Development Officer, Royal Air Force.

Tuesday 14th December - Recording available below 

View Session 6 here 

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