News story: Cadet Forces increase social mobility and help young people’s self-belief, new report finds

MoD_RSS

War Hero
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has welcomed an independent report highlighting the positive effects of Cadet Forces as dozens of new units across the UK are approved.

The University of Northampton’s independent report, published today, finds that joining the cadets offers a range of benefits to individuals and the wider community. Following research across the entire cadet organisation, the report outlines the huge positive impact that Cadet Forces have on social inclusion, mobility and the mental wellbeing of young people.

Speaking today at Aston University Engineering Academy, a state school with an RAF Cadet Force, the Defence Secretary also announced the approval of 30 new cadet units in schools across the UK. Part of the Cadet Expansion Programme, these latest approvals bring the total of units up to 472, benefiting approximately 43,000 cadets.

Speaking at the academy, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:


Being a cadet offers students unrivalled opportunities to develop new skills, enjoy unforgettable life experiences, and be inspired by our world class Armed Forces.

This report confirms that joining the cadets gives people from all communities the confidence to succeed in life and I’m pleased these latest approvals for new units will give even more young people the opportunity to join the cadets.

The report concludes that being a member of the Cadet Forces:


  • increased an individual’s belief in their ability to complete specific tasks;


  • improved their motivation;


  • improved school attendance and led to better behaviour and attitudes; and


  • may lead to greater academic success which can contribute to increasing social mobility.

Many respondents commented on how being a member of a Cadet Force had improved their confidence, teamwork skills and homework completion. The report also identified links with resilience, leadership, teamwork, attendance, behaviour and communication skills.

Professor Simon Denny, Executive Dean: Research, Impact and Enterprise, The University of Northampton said:


The evidence so far has been overwhelmingly positive and demonstrates that the Cadet Forces make a huge difference to improve school attendance, develop confidence and help young people become more successful.

The new cadet units, established under Cadet Expansion Programme, are backed by £50 million funding from LIBOR funds, which pays for set up costs, cadets uniforms, equipment and training.

The schools that will be setting up new cadet units are:

  • Alton School - Hampshire
  • Armadale Academy - West Lothian
  • Arthur Mellows Village College - East Anglia
  • Birkenhead High School Academy - Merseyside
  • Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College - Greater Manchester
  • Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College - Somerset
  • Camborne Science and International Academy - Cornwall
  • Cardiff and Vale College - Cardiff
  • Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School - Kent
  • Chatham Grammar School for Girls - Kent
  • Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School - West Midlands
  • East Norfolk Sixth Form College - East Anglia
  • Gateacre School - Merseyside
  • Harris Academy Chafford Hundred - Essex
  • Ixworth Free School - East Anglia
  • John Lyon School - Harrow
  • La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School - London
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC - Merseyside
  • Llandarcy Academy of Sport - Glamorgan
  • Millfield School - Somerset
  • Reading UTC - Berkshire
  • Stamford Welland Academy - East Midlands
  • Streatham and Clapham High School - London
  • The Boswells School - Essex
  • The De La Salle Academy - Merseyside
  • The Stockwood Park Academy - Bedfordshire
  • Thistley Hough Academy - West Midlands
  • Torquay Academy - Devon
  • Walkden High School - Manchester
  • Wellacre Technology Academy - Lancashire

Continue reading...
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS News story: Defence Secretary announces latest wave of cadet units in schools MoD News 3
MoD_RSS News story: Cadet Forces increase social mobility and help disadvantaged kids reach... MoD News 1
MoD_RSS News story: Thousands of students will benefit from new cadet units backed by £50 million... MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Defence Secretary: Helping young people through 25 new school cadet units MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Cadet pupils on the march as Minister visits Scotland MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Additional funding for the Cadet Expansion Programme MoD News 1
MoD_RSS News story: Appointment of new Permanent Secretary at Defra MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: HMCTS legacy notification service – meeting summary 18 June 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Individuals to be protected from 'devastating impact' of problem debt MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Home Office set to introduce fees for Section 5 firearms licences MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by FCO Minister, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, visits Lebanon MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Ofqual response to Pearson update on A level maths breach MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Head of Government Digital Service to take on new role MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Treaty on voting rights signed with Luxembourg MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Health and Safety Manager - MAIB, Southampton MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Inspection work in progress MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Chinese market access gives a multimillion pound boost for British beef MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Inspection report published: Inspection of Country of Origin Information, January 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Home Office allocates £35 million to police forces for violence reduction units MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Climate change tops agenda at Flood and Coast Conference 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Illumina’s takeover of PacBio raises competition concerns MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: New videos to help learner drivers improve motorcyclist awareness MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Listeria cases being investigated MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Tenth Economic and Financial Dialogue held between the UK and China MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Restrictions to be extended on products containing plasticising chemicals MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Big boost for tiny tech MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Government publishes details of immigration advisory groups MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: RAF Typhoons scramble to intercept Russian fighters as part of Baltic Air Policing Mission MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Michael Walker appointed to FSA Scientific Advisory Committee MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: ODP events MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Progression MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Response MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: A Brilliant Civil Service, a Brilliant ODP MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: A great place to work MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Development MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Learning and development MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: The Surge and Rapid Response Team (SRRT) MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Effective Leaders MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: ODP on social media MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Talent Management MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Career Framework MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Apprenticeships MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Qualifications MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: About ODP MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: ODP rebrand launch MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Community MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Skilled People MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Improved Outcomes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Military personnel receive over £4million in extra cash to protect them from Scottish tax hikes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: New measures to support disadvantaged children in schools MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































New Posts

Top