Friday, 8 December 2017

PEd MOD St Athan - Classes from January 2018

Lunch Time Classes 11.45 - 12.45

Monday - Circuit Training
Tuesday - Boxercise
Wednesday - Spin
Thursday - Body Blast
Friday - 5K Running Club

Evening Classes 

Monday - Spin 1700 - 1745, Yoga - 1830 - 1930
Tuesday - Ultra Fit 1830 - 2000
Thursday - Ultra Fit 1830 - 1930

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

AFF Survey


Does the Army Families' 'Offer' meet the needs of the modern Army family?

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is appealing to all Army families to take their latest survey and say whether they feel the package offered to them eases the impact that Service life can have. 

How much do families know?

The charity is exploring various elements of the current package, or 'Offer' available to families, and how they translate to Army family life. This includes how aware families are of policies such as subsidised military housing, educational allowances, and healthcare policies such as support with assisted conception.

It also seeks to discover what more families feel needs to be done to improve life as a modern Army family.

Families' feedback vital

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade explains: "Families' views have always been integral to our work and what we hope to achieve year on year. We want as many families as possible to get involved with our latest survey, whether married or unmarried, whether or not you live in military housing. Different elements of your soldier's 'offer' will affect you to varying degrees, but AFF is here for you all, so share your experience with us and help provide us with evidence we can present to decision makers to push for improvements where needed."


Pushing for positive change

Known as the voice of the Army community, AFF is keen for families to be open and candid in their views and opinions when providing feedback. They have a strong track record of using families' evidence to push for change, and believe the more families that take part in their surveys, the more influence they will have when approaching MOD, government and other policy makers.

Take AFF's survey

To take AFF's short survey and make your views on Army life count, go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AFFoffersurvey. You could WIN one of three HP tablets courtesy of DXC Technology, just for taking part.

To find out more about AFF's work in support of Army families, visit their website www.aff.org.uk

Welfare Office Weekly Update - Monday 4 December

Here is the weekly update for week commencing Monday 04th December 2017

Monday 4th December- Last day to purchase tickets for Ladies Christmas Dinner. If you cannot make it to the office today and you would like to attend please give us a call  today on 01446 790122 or email us.

Tuesday 05/12/17 -Lily's Sing-along at 13.30 in West Camp Community Centre (Main Hall) for Parents/Carers and small children from 0 to school age. The group will last for an hour and will be based around singing and stories so come and join in the fun. Squash and biscuits provided.

Wednesday 06/12/17 - Youth Club - West Camp Community Centre
For 5 years to 10 years inclusive from 16.00 to 17.45
There are lots of activities available including pool, table tennis, arts and crafts, team games and cooking so come along and join in the fun.
The cost of youth club is £1 and there is a tuck show available with very low prices and we suggest a maximum of £1 (this will purchase a can of pop, packet of crisps, chocolate bar and pack of jelly sweets) and there will be free squash throughout the evening.
 We are also looking for volunteers to help out so if you have a spare some time on a Wednesday evening feel free to come along and have a chat to the staff. 

Thursday 07/12/17- 10.00 to 11.20 in West Camp Community Centre (Back Port-a-cabin). Mums and Tots for ages 0 to school age and includes organised activities, snack time, story time, singing and free play. Cost £1 and includes refreshments for parent or carer. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan. There is an alternative entrance at the back of the community centre that can be used if the main hall is being used.

Friday 08/12/17- Last day for tickets for Children's Christmas Party


Other News

Xmas events
Christmas events in December. 

Friday 15th December at 19.00 in Sgts and WOs mess we are holding a Ladies Christmas dinner night. Price is £10 per person and includes transport from East and West Camp, 3 course meal, wine, coffee and chocolates and a disco.

Sunday 17th December at 15.00 in the Officers Mess there will be a traditional Christmas Party for the children . Tickets are £3 and includes party food, entertainment and an age appropriate gift from Santa.

Both of these events are open to all serving members and civilians employed at St Athan and their immediate family. For tickets and more information please contact the Welfare Office or the Hive.
Regards
The Welfare Team

Friday, 1 December 2017

SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM 2018 - England




This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.

You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/service-premium-information-for-schools
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know


For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

St Athan Medical Centre - Patient Focus Group


Thank you form PC Bob

The Ladies of MoD St Athan

I would just like to thank you all for your very kind and thoughtful gifts. They are very much appreciated not only by me but also my wife, Karen. We’ve already enjoyed some fresh coffee and the tea pot has found pride of place in the kitchen window. We are now very much looking forward to the high tea at Llanerch Vineyard.

I would just like to say that during my time at St Athan, it has been both an honour and privilege to serve and protect you and your families. I would also like to thank you for all your help and support, which made my job a lot easier. I’ll miss meeting and talking not only to you but also your children, which it has been my pleasure to watch them grow and mature over the years.

I would just like to wish you and your families all the very best for the future and hope you have a great Christmas and a happy New Year.

Regards



PC Bob