Educating the East End: Episode reviews, opinion and live blogs

Educating the East End

Find reviews, live blogs and opinion pieces about Educating the East End, the latest in the Educating… series. Join us every Thursday as we live blog the latest from Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow.


Episode eight

'Westminster is struggling to locate its moral compass; they could rediscover it at our school'

Educating the East End's Jenny Smith reflects on taking part in the hit television series.


Educating the East End, episode eight: 'Thank you, Frederick Bremer, for letting us in'

Educating Essex’s Vic Goddard on the importance of inclusion within schools.


Episode seven

Educating the East End, episode seven: Even with the NAF students, this is the best job in the world

Educating Essex's Vic Goddard on the 'amazing and frustrating' reasons to love being a teacher.


Educating the East End, episode seven: 'Frederick Bremer is nurturing the political leaders of tomorrow'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach on the questions the Educating... series poses for policy makers.


Educating the East End, episode seven: Exam fever

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on brightness, bants and bruvs.


Episode six

Educating the East End, episode six: Mean girls will come good...eventually

Educating Essex's Vic Goddard on an enjoyable, if predictable, episode.


Educating the East End, episode six: 'Mean girls highlight the power of pastoral care'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach on why exam results should not be achieved at the expense of students' welfare.


Educating the East End, episode six: Love bites

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on wake-ups, break-ups and make up.


Episode five

Educating the East End, episode five: Different boys, same issues

Educating Essex's Vic Goddard shares his thoughts on the latest instalment from Frederick Bremer.


Educating the East End, episode five: 'Persistent love and support will help the students who are most vulnerable'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach highlights the importance of championing students in this episode review.


Educating the East End, episode five: The Fear

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on fear, Fresh Start and faking illness.


Episode four

Educating the East End, episode four: Who'd be a headteacher?

Ms Smith's decision to exclude Jebb brings back some painful memories for Educating Essex's Vic Goddard.


Educating the East End, episode four: 'Jebb was failed by the system, not by his school'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach discusses the issues of dealing with challenging students, along with the importance of a stringent school-wide behaviour policy.


Educating the East End, episode four: Shakespeare in Bruv

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on poetry, pastoral care and permanent exclusions.


Episode three

Educating the East End, episode three live blog

As election fever hits Frederick Bremer, we get rather excited about Joshua's puppets.


Educating the East End, episode three – Don't forget to speak up for the quiet achievers

Educating Essex’s Vic Goddard discusses how teachers can work to make sure no student goes overlooked.


Educating the East End episode review: 'Triumph, defeat and an accurate portrayal of the struggles facing kids in E17'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach is on the edge of his hideous brown sofa as he waits for the results of the head boy/girl election.


Educating the East End episode three: Head games

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on politics, positive thinking and Pale Riders.


Episode two

Educating the East End, episode two live blog

Read back our live blog of episode two to see what we made of it.


'Where are the teaching superheroes? They're being showcased on Educating the East End'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach reviews the second episode of the reality television series.


Educating the East End, episode two: Teaching boys to dream – and not make dreams their master

Educating Essex’s Vic Goddard reviews episode two, and looks at the role schools play in boys’ formative years.


Educating the East End, episode 2: Preparation for adult life

TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett gives his opinion on PE, police interventions and Mr Palombo.


Episode one

Educating the East End, episode one live blog

Have a read back of our live blog for episode one of this new series.


Educating the East End, episode one – Vulnerability: A game the whole school can play

Educating Essex’s Vic Goddard shares his thoughts on the personalities and themes of the first episode.


'Until Ofsted inspects the social realities of teaching, documentaries are crucial to portraying the profession's difficulties'

Tough Young Teachers’ Oliver Beach looks at how reality television is showcasing the best of the profession.