School of Hard Knocks delivers programmes aimed at pupils between the age of 13 and 16, who have had fixed terms exclusions and face possible permanent exclusion. The programme also aims to work on causes like low confidence, poor self control, difficulties with social cohesion and problems communicating effectively.
Many of the pupils are struggling with motivation and a sense of engagement with school. Others are in need of increased personal confidence and a sense of wellbeing. Others need some support to improve their behaviour and attendance.
DSPL2 are funding four Secondary schools to take part in the programme.