Today we signed the Pledge.
Our pledge as an organisation to support those who serve. You can read online about how we are supporting our Armed Forces including scholarships, discounts and helping new families moving into the area be a part of the community.
A large portion of our students and ambassadors are military families. Thanks for all of your help with this Seb VL and Valerie :)!
The Armed Forces Covenant – An Enduring Covenant Between The People of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Government and All those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown And their Families
The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families.
They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment. Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.
This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.
THE WARRIOR ACADEMY
Section 1: Principles Of The Armed Forces Covenant
1. We Warrior Academy will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
✔ A member of the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
✔ In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the
injured or bereaved.
Section 2: Demonstrating our Commitment
2.1 Warrior Academy recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of
the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
✔ Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation;
✔ Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers;
✔ Providing flexibility with classes attended during a parents deployment.
✔ Communicating with deployed parents with photo’s and reports of their child’s progress with us.
✔ Helping integration and moving into a new community for both adults and children.
✔ Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day;
✔ Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community;
✔ Offering scholarships to students who may not otherwise have access to our club.
2.2 We will publicise these commitments through our literature and/or on our website, setting out how we will seek to honour them and inviting feedback from the Service community and our customers on how we are doing.
The Warrior Academy have clubs throughout Wiltshire, North Dorset and in the Bath Area. We have a large presence in both Amesbury and Salisbury and already work with many children from armed forces families.
We have a number of people already within the Warrior Academy who have worked for or who are currently working within the Armed Forces. Our founder has first hand experience of being a part of an Armed Forces family and is passionate about supporting those families through what he knows can be difficult times