Tough Young Teachers

June 2017

Season 1 Episode 5

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The trainees are approaching the end of the spring term, and the pace of working life is relentless for the new teachers. Science teacher Claudenia is in a gifted and talented school, but a clique of year 10 girls are becoming impossible to manage. Claudenia must decide whether a confrontation is the best solution. And as the term ends, she begins to question whether teaching was the right choice of career. Maths teacher Nick has taken on a life-skills lesson, which means he will be explaining ...

Season 1 Episode 4

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The start of a new year means a fresh term for the young teachers. For Chloe's year 11 class, it's also time for the results of their mock exams and the news isn't good. Chloe has to use every trick in the bok to get the class back on track, and she starts with some hard truths to their parents on parent-teacher evening. It's also time of the year for school trips. Oliver hatches a plan to inspire his business studies group by taking them to Greenwich University. Charles takes a bunch of his Cr...
May 2017

Season 1 Episode 3

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Counting down to the end of their first term, it's clear that some of the young teachers are progressing quicker than others on the training program. Meryl is lagging behind. Warned by the school that she needs to show signs of improvement, her job is on the line. Nick has progressed as a teacher, but is struggling with the behaviour of one particular boy. In Croydon, Geography teacher Chloe faces the challenge of getting her low ability GCSE class to knuckle down for their mock exams.

Season 1 Episode 2

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The young trainees are a month into the job and the enormity of the task ahead is just starting to sink in. The honeymoon period is over with the students and the new teachers quickly have to work out a way to keep the kids engaged so their behaviour doesn’t go downhill. Charles clashes with a particular pupil who has been excluded from mainstream school. Meryl has wanted to be a career teacher all her life, but her first term isn't going well. The behaviour of some of her classes has gone down...

Season 1 Episode 1

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This British documentary series follows the journey of six new graduate teachers as they understand what it means to be responsible for a classroom of young people. On the first day of term, six trainees are in the deep end. Oxford graduate Charles teaches at Lanfranc School in Croydon, a run-down and overcrowded comprehensive. Nick and Meryl both teach at the Harefield Academy, a school in Northwest London that sits in a traditional working class community. Meanwhile, Claudenia and Oliver are ...