Patron: Her Majesty The Queen


The Education Programme

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust provides a vital lifeline to Armed Forces children living in Scotland who need our support. We work with schools and in communities providing advice, educational resources and training to help professionals recognise and support children and young people who are struggling to cope in school, particularly when their parent is away from home on active service or if a family is experiencing financial problems, health issues or other challenges at home.

“I held my teddy and asked where’s dad going and my mum was like ‘he’s just going away for a wee while’ and I was crying my eyes out. My dad gave me a kiss and a cuddle and he just went. I was crying for ages after that.”


“I ask him, like, have you almost been shot or anything? Sometimes he says yes, sometimes he says no.”


As well as classroom support, the RCET is also leading the
way in identifying successful school procedures and targeted interventions that can support pupils. The RCET does this through research collaborations, partnerships with Armed Forces communities and Community Covenants and through our links with policy makers, education professionals, community organisations and third sector partners.

If you would like to find out more about the Education Programme please contact Moira Leslie RCET Education Programme Officer or telephone 01381 620412

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