Whiteley Primary School

Service Families

Welcome to our service family page. This page is for providing useful information for our service families and sharing what we do to celebrate our service children.

Lynne Pointing runs “Forces Lunch” each month with our service children where they share information about where their family members are and have the opportunity to talk about their feelings and share experiences with the other children. This is done informally and during group activities while the children have lots of fun. Lynne is a Teaching Assistant at the school and is ex forces herself and is also married to a veteran of the Royal Navy so is more than experienced in military life.

If you are going on deployment please let Lynne know, through your child’s teacher. This way Lynne and your child could email you whilst you are away and we can arrange video calls for those deployed in areas with time differences that make it difficult to keep in contact outside of school hours. We have found this to be very important for the children to be able to show you what they have been doing in school. Lynne can also feedback any fears and concerns discussed by your child should she feel it is significant and needs to be shared.