This Army HIVE is open for visitors. An appointment system is in place so before your visit please email or phone the HIVE to book one. Please also ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army policy and guidance plus local insights, please contact the HIVE to be added to our distribution list for regular email updates. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time.

Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: www.facebook.com/ArmyHIVE and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Bramcote Barbers and Bramcote Salon Hairdressers


Gents Walk-ins welcome
Lady Appointments available
Bank transfers accepted If appointments are preferred please message our page on the link below or text- 07518546988
Link for Facebook click HERE

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on GOV.UK

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on GOV.UK are now live and can be accessed at the following link DCYP GOV.UK
DCYP was established in 2010 to provide a single Ministry of Defence (MOD) focus for all issues related to service children and young people. Service children are the children of serving service personnel but DCYP also has a responsibility for the children of MOD UK based civilians and sponsored organisations serving outside of the UK.
The work of DCYP falls in to the 6 broad areas of responsibility listed below:
  1. strategic direction and policy
  2. provision of high quality education in MOD schools and settings
  3. safeguarding children and young people
  4. supporting the Armed Forces Covenant
  5. direct support and advice to service families with advice on a wide range of education matters
  6. educational psychology and social work services

 A full explanation of these and any other aspect of education that falls under the DCYP remit can be accessed from the GOV.UK website.

Monday, 8 October 2018

AFF Media

New to Army life? We want to hear from you! 
Army&You’s spring edition will focus on the challenges that young partners and spouses face.
What were your first impressions? What’s good/bad about the Forces community? Where do you go for support and information? 
To take part, email deped@aff.org.uk or PM us on our social media channels @ArmyandYou

Monday, 1 October 2018

Give Us Time respite breaks

GIve Us Time takes commercially let accommodation donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares, and matches them with military families in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection with their families.

Often, after 6 months away from home, the family dynamic can change considerably and it can be stressful for both the service personnel and their families to readjust to a life together again, in a domestic situation that may be different to how it was before they left. Give Us Time helps service families reconnect to life after deployments and provides them with the chance to spend time together and to reaffirm their family bonds and strengthen relationships.

Click HERE for more information

Supporting Service children moving between schools in England

In collaboration between the Department for Education and the MoD's Directorate for Children and Young People there will be changes to the Common Transfer File (CTF) from this month, September 2018. The CTF is the means by which state schools and local authorities in England transfer pupil data when a pupil moves from one school to another. From September 2018:

When a school receives a CTF with the Service Child flag indicator set to 'Yes', an alert will be raised asking that a) the appropriate member of staff be informed of the identity of the Service child joining the school and b) where the concerns section in the 'Service Child' section of the CTF has not been completed, that the appropriate member of staff be informed and advised to contact the CTF sending school for clarification.


A 'Service Child' section has been added to the CTF that asks additional questions based around a child's response to moving school, parental deployment and parental separation due to extended training periods or other forms of duty. A free text box has also been added in which a school can include details about any concerns, gaps in education, strengths of the child, etc. These developments are designed to help schools manage the transfer of Service children and ensure a greater continuity of education and pastoral support.

 Any enquiries should be addressed to: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk

Reintroduction of the MOD Education Support Fund (ESF)

In light of the ongoing drawdown from Germany and to provide time for the educational authorities across the UK to bring in longer-term provision for Service children as necessary, the Secretary of State for Defence on 24 July 2018 announced the extension of the MOD Education Support Fund, on a limited basis, for an additional two years. The fund will consist of £3 million in 2018/19 and £2 million in 2019/20.

The ESF is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free Schools in the UK attended by Service children whose parents are subject to exceptional mobility and/or deployment. Applications from Local Authorities in support of these schools can also be accepted.

Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP), which is the MOD’s professional focal point for all matters relating to children and young people associated with the armed forces are the lead organisation supporting the fund, as part of the MOD’s commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. Read the Instructions and Guidance for more details of eligibility and criteria. For further information around the Education Support Fund and access to the application pack, please use the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-support-fund-for-schools-with-service-children-grant-application-pack

Contact: DCYP-MOD-ESF-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk.