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BBC’s ‘School’ lays bare the huge challenges in education

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“Brave” is the word I’ve most often heard used to describe our decision to participate in the BBC Two documentary series School. Our motivation was simple: to improve public awareness of the challenges facing the education system.

The reaction to the series has been enormous and varied. We’ve been inundated with emails, cards, biscuits and cakes from parents. More widely, we have received thousands of messages from around the country. Teachers and school leaders say the programmes have resonated strongly with their own experience. The series has reflected issues that are faced by primary as ...

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