It has been reported that former soldiers will be called in to schools to improve the “character & resilience” of disadvantaged pupils.
They will visit schools & pupil referral units for disruptive excluded pupils to attempt to instil a “military-style ethos” within the children.
“For pupils who may have faced challenges or difficulties in their personal life, these initiatives run by former armed services personnel can offer a sense of greater aspiration and can help build the skills and confidence they need to go on to good jobs and successful futures.”
– Nicky Morgan | Education Secretary
With any luck politicians are realising that schools have become too focused on exams, grades & league tables. The focus should turn to the children, their behaviour, skill sets & outlook on life.
For too long schools have taught children what they need to know to pass their exams & make their school look good. Generations have been let down by their schools because they have not been given an education that will help them to progress as people. The time has come for schools to go back to what they’re all about, supporting children as they learn, encouraging skill sets & preparing children for the world ahead of them.
As a side note, I also believe that parents should take more interest in their children’s learning & be a support to them.
Many do but many leave it up to schools when parents should also be encouraging their children & preparing them for the real world.