WHAT IS SCISS?
Service Children In State Schools (SCISS) is a voluntary affiliated network of state-maintained schools in England that have any number of Service children on roll.
SCISS is led by a National Executive Advisory Committee (NEAC) comprising of headteachers; Local Authority officers/advisers; representatives from the three Armed Forces Families Federations and representatives from the Service Children Progression Alliance (SCiP), the DfE and the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP) Global Education Team.
Service child definition
A person whose parent, or carer, serves in the regular armed forces, or as a reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life.
How are schools identified with having Service Children?
Since the introduction of the Service Pupils’ Premium (SPP) in England, the DfE shares the identity of those schools that draw down the SPP with the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS), part of the MOD’s Directorate of Children and Young People (DCYP) Global Education Team. This allows the SCISS NEAC to provide initial support in the key areas across England where numbers of Service children are high.
An overview of SCISS, the achievements of the SCISS NEAC and some pupil voice about being a Service child can be found in our video below - just click on the image.