'Gentle military-style approach' for troubled pupils
Commando Joes’, which will receive around £600,000 from the £1.9 million initiative, said that it combined teamwork and fitness "with a gentle military-style approach".
However, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), told The Independent that self-discipline and teamwork were objectives “that schools instil in pupils day in day out, the majority having never been anywhere near the military”.
Thousands of teachers and lecturers staged a fresh strike today in the continuing row over the Government's public sector pension reforms.
Around 6500 teachers marched through central London chanting: "We won't work till 68" in reference to the increased retirement age they face.
The action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the University and College Union (UCU) in London affected more than 60 higher and further education institutions as well as a number of schools, and many college students joined in.