Helping Pupils Reach Their Full Potential
uX2 works alongside teachers to empower pupils of all abilities to reach their full potential. Our positive, relatable military-style programmes have been proven to enthuse, energise and engage children, enabling them to acquire skills and enjoy experiences that stay with them for life. Our mission is to encourage strength of character, resilience and positivity under pressure, while celebrating individual successes and ensuring every participant goes away with a huge sense of achievement.
Developing Skills For Life
Our programmes are beneficial to pupils of all ages and abilities, equipping them with key skills to help them negotiate life’s challenges more successfully. We focus particularly on teamwork, leadership and communication, as well as boosting pupils’ confidence and resilience, and teaching them to recognise the importance of respect and self-discipline.
Our tailored programmes can also support teachers to reduce disruptive behaviour and promote social and emotional wellbeing. We can really make a difference to pupils who lack confidence or self-esteem, have difficulty making friends, display challenging behaviour, or who are generally falling short of what they are capable of achieving.
uX2 instructors are all serving and former-serving members of HM Armed Forces. We are committed to acting as positive role models, and our military background often incites a greater level of respect from pupils than is shown to other figures of authority, which gives us a unique advantage in communicating with them.
Overcoming Challenging Behaviour
We find that students who don’t engage in the classroom often come into their own when removed from that environment and encouraged to participate in practical group exercises, both as leaders and as part of a team. We regularly see pupils gain in confidence and develop a sense of self-worth as they realise that they have a valuable contribution to make, even if they are not academically inclined. This frequently translates positively back into the classroom with improved performance, attendance, concentration and behaviour.
We demonstrate the importance of clear and precise communication, as well as the value of listening. Through our programmes young people learn to become more effective communicators.
We boost desire to succeed by showing young people that they can overcome limitations and achieve anything if they work hard. We also hone their initiative, so they can recognise what needs doing without being asked.
We provide opportunities to work as part of a team and to step up and lead others. We teach young people to be loyal and committed to their team and expect them to treat one another with respect and courtesy at all times.
By encouraging young people to act as leaders in practical group activities, we raise their confidence, boost their morale and instil a sense of self-worth.
We show young people that they can conquer their fears and achieve things they never thought possible. Individual achievements are recognised, celebrated and rewarded at every step.
Our instructors teach young people the importance of treating themselves and others with respect at all times. Often, those who wouldn’t normally mix come together and bond through their shared sense of achievement.
We offer tailored programmes for individuals and groups, with options for both school-based and off-site packages. There is no ‘one-size- fits-all’ programme, as we always adapt what we do to meet the needs of the particular school and pupils.
Activities are all based on military exercises, but adapted to make them appropriate and engaging for young people while developing the key areas of communication, resilience, self-motivation, teamwork, leadership, self-discipline and confidence.
From 2020 we are introducing an exciting new support service for schools in certain catchment areas. Our Positivity Centres will provide off-site re-engagement programmes for students who are disrupting the classroom and affecting their peers’ learning. To find out more and see if this service is available in your area, please follow the link below.Find Out More
We have also worked with schools for their Activities Week and on Transition Days for the new intake of year 7s. As long as you have an outdoor area we can make it work.
Off-Site Programmes: Day and Residential Camps
These can be single-day or residential programmes with accommodation available for up to 250 young people at a time. From 2020 in certain areas we will also be offering Positivity Centres: ongoing off-site support for young people who are disengaged and disruptive in the classroom. Please contact us to find out if this is available in your area.
The results we see are incredible – even with children who are unenthusiastic or disengaged to begin with. By the end of our programmes pupils consistently show vastly improved behaviour, a renewed determination to succeed and the belief that they can achieve anything as long as they try hard and don’t give up.
Our schools programmes are all underpinned with a unique, robust reporting system that enables us to give you tangible feedback on the progress your pupils are making. Please contact us to request a sample of our STAR reporting tool.
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what people say about us
The work you have been doing with our Year 5 children has had such a positive impact, and all the children really enjoyed it. It was great to see them being so responsible and pushing themselves to be their best. I've been very impressed by your instructors’ belief in the children and how well the children respond to their expectations.
St Martins Primary School, Exeter
I have recently been extremely fortunate to collaborate with uX2, who delivered a fantastic residential programme to 15–17 year olds undertaking their NCS programme. The experience was second to none and taught valuable life lessons that the young adults can use in the foundations of their future. I sincerely hope I can work with these guys again!
Oliver Michael, Personal Best Education