Tough New Teachers (pka Brand New Teachers w/t) (6 x 60′) – Follows six trainee teachers in three challenging London schools over a full academic year. The series has unprecedented access to Teach First, a fast-track training scheme that takes the brightest young graduates and drops them into tough schools with only a few weeks training.
From day one they are in at the deep end and face crumbling buildings and insolent and apathetic students. Can these idealistic rookie teachers make any impact in the classroom? Brand New Teachers follows the personal stories of six driven young professionals tackling head-on the tough issues facing young people in education today.
Producer: Victory Television
TX: 9th January 2014
Source: BBC press release