Sunday, 31 December 2017

Intro Letter from Emily Arnold, AWS Community Support Development Worker

To view/download a full version of this letter and in order to complete and return the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter please click HERE

Friday, 15 December 2017

DMS(W) Craft Club - Every Thursday at the Postbox


Lichfield Bin Services in the Snow

If there is snowy and icy weather, we may not be able to empty your bin(s). We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. 
Click HERE for all the latest updates 

Spitfore 10K 2018

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Life Works at Tern Hill 16th to 18th January 2018


Nu Yu Hair & Beauty Salon - 10% Armed Forces Discount

NuYu are offering a 10% discount to those serving at DMS Whittington and also those who hold civilian IDs.  Show your ID when paying for your treatment.

Click HERE for more information

Service Pupil Premium 2018 - This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England


your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300. 

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement.  Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child.  The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.  

You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family.  (Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time Reserve Service should be classed as Service children) This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/service-premium-information-for-schools
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know



For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244.   

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas Smiles for Little Troopers

Once again this Christmas many British Armed Forces children will have a parent serving away from home, we can't bring every parent home but we can hopefully spread lots of love this festive season.

We have our final four ticket opportunities for Little Troopers in Chatham, Leicester, Oxford & London

OXFORD - Jack & the Beanstalk - 18th December 1400hrs

If you are serving British Armed Forces please do apply for tickets as below;

Email us ALL the below information by 14th December 2017 1900hrs here > info@littletroopers.net
  • Your Name
  • Serving persons name and base/ship/regiment
  • Your postal address
  • How many tickets required (immediate dependent family only)
  • Names of all applicants and ages of children
  • Confirmation you are available and can travel to the Oxford Playhouse at your own expense
LONDON - Disney on Ice - 20th December 1830hrs
If you are serving British Armed Forces and your Little Troopers are experiencing separation (longer than 3 weeks) from a serving parent then please do apply for tickets as below;

Email us ALL the below information by 17th December 2017 1900hrs here > info@littletroopers.net
  • Your Name
  • Serving persons name and base/ship/regiment
  • Your postal address
  • How many tickets required (immediate dependent family only)
  • Names of all applicants and ages of children
  • Confirmation you are available and can travel to the O2 Arena London at your own expense
  • Details of Separation
CHATHAM - Sleeping Beauty - 21st December 1900hrs

If you are serving British Armed Forces and your Little Troopers are experiencing separation (longer than 3 weeks) from a serving parent then please do apply for tickets as below;

Email us ALL the below information by 17th December 1900hrs here >info@littletroopers.net
  • Your Name
  • Serving persons name and base/ship/regiment
  • Your postal address
  • How many tickets required (immediate dependent family only)
  • Names of all applicants and ages of children
  • Confirmation you are available and can travel to Central Theatre, Chatham at your own expense
  • Details of Separation
LEICESTER - Beauty & the Beast - 23rd December 1300hrs

If you are serving British Armed Forces and your Little Troopers are experiencing separation (longer than 3 weeks) from a serving parent then please do apply for tickets as below;

Email us ALL the below information by 17th December 2017 1900hrs here > info@littletroopers.net
  • Your Name
  • Serving persons name and base/ship/regiment
  • Your postal address
  • How many tickets required (immediate dependent family only)
  • Names of all applicants and ages of children
  • Confirmation you are available and can travel to the De Montfort Hall at your own expense
  • Details of Separation
GOOD LUCK! We will email winners only after closing date, we will not email to confirm receipt of your entry.
  • Applications that do not answer all of the above as requested will be VOID
  • Only one entry per family
  • Please ONLY apply if you are available the date of the tickets, dates can not be swapped
  • Schools please feel free to forward this to any eligible families in your settings
That completes our Christmas Smiles initiative, we hope everyone has an amazing time xxx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

West Midlands Safari Park - Recruitment Day 7 January 2018


We have a wide range of departments with a huge variety of roles in the following areas; Theme Park, Retail and Admissions, Food and Beverage, Games and Venues.

A relaxed welcoming environment in our Treetops Pavilion will set the tone for the day. Candidates will be invited to explore the many opportunities on offer and speak to those who already work at the Park about their experiences and what it’s really like to work here.

The day consists of two parts…

Firstly members of our friendly and informative team will discuss your skill set, relevant qualifications and previous experience with you to ensure we find the role that fits. This is a great time to showcase your personality and maybe look to try something new.

After the team has found your perfect match, a department interview will take place and hopefully you will be well on your way to becoming part of the team.

Benefits and rewards of Employment…

We are proud of all members of our organisation and pride ourselves on the excellence of our people. In turn we believe excellence should always be rewarded. Alongside complimentary Park tickets and discounted tickets to WMSP events, we offer 35% discount in selected onsite locations. All employees are also part of out rewards and recognition scheme which includes great days out for all the family at local and UK attractions and great savings on big brands, local independent stores, travel, eating out, utilities, groceries, high street shopping and much more.

For more info and to register, go to www.wmsp.co.uk/careers


DHL - Supplying Opportunities for the Ex-Forces

DHL is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant which shows our commitment to those who serve (Regular and Reservists) or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families. In 2014, we were awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award. 

This commitment means we will actively seek to find the right position for the right person. We are Armed forces friendly and understand that the experience you gained and honed in the Forces is what sets you up for an exciting future within our organisation.

Our core values are closely aligned to those of HM Forces, which puts us in a unique position before you even start to look for possible employment with in DHL. Using these core values and ours will see a partnership which can deliver excellence.

Click HERE for more information