Welcome to our Service Families page. Here you will be able to find information about our Service Club and events which we will be holding, as well as keeping you up to date with the latest news from our Bears on Deployment. The information below regarding the use of Service Premium expenditure and impact can be found at: https://gomer.gfmat.org/our-school/service-premium/

Support for Children who are from Service Families

Miss Dee Hall is the representative for our Service Families. Should you need to contact her please pop in to see her, telephone or use email: dhall@gomer.gfmat.org Additionally, Mrs Vicky Wilden, our Children and Families Leader has an over-view of pastoral provision, provided by the LAPS Team, for children who are from Service Families. Due to her currently being on Maternity Leave, please contact our Assistant Headteacher, Miss Deb Sewell.

Childcare Funding

Finding suitable childcare for your children can be tricky, but there are lots of ways to help you find different types of childcare in your area.  Gomer Junior do have a brilliant breakfast and after school club called GClub. For information about how you can access funding for this childcare, please visit here.

Service Club

Miss Hall hosts our weekly Service Club on a Tuesday afternoon after school. The children participate in a variety of activity. Here is a snapshot of what they have been up to:

January ’23 Wishes. Recycling our ‘hand’ Christmas tree (on the board) to record our wishes for ourselves, the local and global community.
December ’22: Festive, festive, festive activities for the month ahead including a party at The Community Hub at the end of term.
November ’22: Remembrance – taking time to prepare to reflect and remember. An opportunity for all to prepare for our whole school remembrance gathering
October ’22: During October we worked on our team-building skills and getting to know our new members from year 3, with the Lees up to help term and Halloween, we completed spooky colouring pages and made scary masks.
September ’22: We’re new and keen to get to know each other so focussed on our sense of ‘belonging’ to the Gomer Service Community.
July ’22: Party, party, party. A time to celebrate our super community.
June ’22: Ben showed off his fabulous archery skills.
May ’22: We have played a variety of games, crafting for Mother’s Day, spent some time outside on the GMG and generally been having a lot of fun.
April ’22: April was the month of celebrating the military child. We discussed this and all children were given a certificate to thank them for their resilience and understanding towards how difficult their lives can be at times when their parent/carer has to go away with work, sometimes for long periods of time. At Easter we watched an Easter themed movie and the children were each given an Easter egg. 
March ’22: The children loved their pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. They ate them far quicker than they made them! We have played a variety of games, crafting for Mothers Day, spent some time outside on the GMG and generally been having a lot of fun.

Sailors Children’s Society: Providing help & support to children of seafarers for almost 200 years. http://www.sailorschildren.org.uk/

Termly Enrichment

We aim to host a termly enrichment activity for our children from Service Families. Service Children are provided an additional session on the Gomer Multi-Gym (GMG) which was funded by the MOD. We aim to provided a variety of nurture opportunities for our children in the Service Club.

In this academic year 2022-2023, so far the the Service Club have:

  • played a key part in our Remembrance Assembly
  • attended weekly Service Club
  • attended the Community Hub Christmas party
  • had the opportunity to use our new LEGO kits – Boomtown Build and Spike Prime

Remembrance 2022

The whole school gathered on 11.11.22 with some of our Service Families. Meeting outside is very poignant and allows us to listen to nature and the canons in the distance. The gathering, in which the whole community attended (some in their uniforms) enabled us to reflect and remember. We were very pleased to be joined by some of our service families who supported our time of remembrance by reading poems and presenting our wreath. During our time of reflection the school took time to pause,  reflect and remember. A tribute was made to all our families, past and present who have serving armed forces personnel; in particular, those who are currently on deployment.

Bear on Deployment

If you are going to be deployed, please let us know. Do you have an e mail address that we could have whilst you are away? This would be really useful, as your child will be able to keep in touch during service club held every Tuesday after school.  We can make arrangements for them to communicate at other times too. You may also like to take Booty Bear, Jack Bear or Marine Bear on deployment with you so that they can keep us posted of their travels.

2022-203 Bear on Deployment:

  • Pongo Bear went on on his travels with WO1 Beech in November and he ended up in Budapest