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September 7th 2017

Sutton school pledges support for the Armed Forces

Sutton Academy CCF on summer camp

Sutton Academy CCF on summer camp

Sutton Community Academy is set to sign the Armed Forces Covenant later this month.

The school set up an Army themed Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2016 to provide another way for students to gain practical skills outside of their academic studies such as the ability to work as a team and organise activities independently.

Although the school does not currently employ any reservists, it does have a number of Cadet Force adult volunteers within its workforce.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly in the workplace.

The Covenant has been signed by thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country, including those in the education sector, with each making a pledge to support current or former members of the Armed Forces.

Speaking ahead of the event, Catherine Suckling, the Ministry of Defence’s Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, explained: “By signing the Covenant Sutton Community Academy are publically demonstrating their commitment to treating members of staff who are a part of the Armed Forces community with fairness and respect. I look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the school over forthcoming months.”

The Covenant will be signed by Principal Tim Croft and Lieutenant Colonel Keith Spiers from 7th Infantry Brigade during the public signing event within the school grounds.

To find out more about signing the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk

“By signing the Covenant Sutton Community Academy are publically demonstrating their commitment to treating members of staff who are a part of the Armed Forces community with fairness and respect."