windsor academy trust pledges support to armed forces families signing armed forces covenant

Windsor Academy Trust Pledges Support to Armed Forces Community

7th March 2022 – Tags: Armed Forces Covenant

Windsor Academy Trust has pledged its support to armed forces families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in a special ceremony.

The Trust and its nine schools have committed to the Covenant which ensures that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect.

The ceremony was attended by Lieutenant Colonel Sam Brettell and Warrant Officer Richie Pugh from the Army’s Engagement Team at Headquarters West Midlands, representatives from the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association, Dawn Haywood, CEO at Windsor Academy Trust, armed forces veterans and reservists who work for Windsor Academy Trust and students from Kingswinford Academy and Windsor High School and Sixth Form.

Windsor Academy Trust is an armed forces friendly organisation that is committed to offering a welcoming environment and ensuring that no member of the armed forces community faces a disadvantage. 

The Trust employs a number of armed forces veterans and reservists and supports the armed forces through a range of activities including national events and cadet organisations. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Dawn Haywood, CEO at Windsor Academy Trust said:

“We are proud to be able to pledge our ongoing commitment to the armed forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant. This commitment will make a positive difference for the communities we serve, enhance opportunities for our students and help our schools, children and communities thrive.” 

Pete Jones, an armed forces veteran and teacher at Kingswinford Academy, added:

“The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant will provide numerous opportunities not only for our brilliant students, but also to the staff who have served, are reservists or give their valuable time to the cadets.”

Siamha Butt, Head of Engagement at West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association said:

“We are thrilled that Windsor Academy is signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The signing demonstrates the Trust’s support of the Armed Forces and we look forward to working collaboratively with Windsor Academy Trust.”