Research can tell us many things – data analysis, statistics, opinion, first-person accounts and invaluable insights into the lives of children and young people from Armed Force families.

RCET is committed to commissioning research to support the aims of the Education Programme and to inform practitioners. We seek to achieve this by working with researchers, commissioning specific research projects, and raising awareness of research findings through our publications, conferences, and research forums.

RCET and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science jointly fund a PhD studentship at the University of Stirling. Believed to be the first research of its type to be undertaken in Scotland, this research focuses on “Exploring the experiences of children and young people from Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools.”

Service Children’s Research Group

The RCET Education Programme facilitates a small network of Researchers across the UK who are interested in or are undertaking research into aspects of the education and wellbeing of young people from Armed Forces families.

To find out more about this or if you would like to join the network please contact Moira Leslie at or telephone 0131 322 7350.

SCiP Alliance – Winchester University

The RCET Education Manager sits on the board of the Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance which is a partnership of organisations focused on improving outcomes for children from military families. Its mission is to champion the progression of the children of military personnel so that they can make informed and confident transitions through further and higher education into thriving adult lives and careers.

For further information visit the SCIP Alliance website.