Charities to pair ex-military staff with disadvantaged pupils

  • All four use activities including one-to-one mentoring, military-style obstacle courses and team-building exercises.
  • They also help re-integrate pupils and prepare them for post-16 courses or jobs, as well as helping primary school children in their move to secondary school.
  • Headteachers working with all four projects to benefit from the funding have already reported an improvement in "difficult to reach pupils", making them less likely to be excluded.

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Ex-soldiers help expelled pupils

Former soldiers are to pass on military-style values of teamwork, discipline and leadership skills to expelled and difficult pupils.