Ex-soldiers to visit schools to help expelled pupils

Former soldiers will be sent into schools to instil military-style training for troubled pupils.

Education
Education Secretary Michael Gove Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Under a new £1.9 million initiative, four projects will be set up to pass on values taught in the military to children who have been excluded from school, Education Secretary Michael Gove said.

Ex-servicemen will be employed to help instil teamwork, discipline and leadership skills through mentoring, outward bound activities and other group exercises such as military-style obstacle courses.

Ministers have said they hope the schemes will raise standards among pupils in alternative provision - those who have been excluded from mainstream education - who often lag behind other children.

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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.