What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

At The Great Schools Trust we are proud of our links to the armed forces community and the support they provide to our CCF contingents and academies. We want to ensure that we champion these links and find ways to value our Reserves, Veterans, Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers and the families who have members serving or have served. 

Great Schools Trust Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

We recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our Trust and to our country.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Bronze Award

We are proud to have been awarded the Bronze Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in national recognition of The Great Schools Trust's commitment to the Armed Forces.