What if someone suggested a programme idea about education to the TV executives but it all went wrong because of a typo? Imagine what we'd end up watching.
Cough, Young Teachers - a blend of a contemporary programme about education with a costume drama sub-plot in which, one by one, each of six new teachers contracts consumption, beginning with tiny little coughs in Episode 1 and ending up with them all, in Episode 6, bed-ridden with yellow eyes, but still marking books into the small hours and planning lessons for the following day's observation from senior management.
|Despite a temperature of 120 degrees, the choice was 'go into school' or 'plan six lessons' worth of cover |
and organise someone to cover two duties'.
Touch Young Teachers - a cross between the Benny Hill Show and a programme about graduates on the TeachFirst programme. Whatever happens in the actual programme is irrelevant, because it all ends with six teachers dashing round the corridors followed by a rotund man with round glasses and a leer trying to pinch their bottoms, accompanied by an annoying tune that you hum for the next two days.
Just like here ...
Rough Young Teachers - a programme about education in which six people do TeachFirst, none of them having admitted to the fact that they have just been released from prison sentences for GBH, drug-running and conning grannies out of their savings. After two weeks, discipline in the classrooms is impeccable and even Caleb is knuckling down, having decided that detentions in which one gets battered round the head with a desk are not worth messing about in class. Michael Gove has to re-evaluate previous ideas about trainees having to have a 2.1 and a liking for pesto.
|The class decided that perhaps it was best to complete the semi-colon worksheet in silence after all ....|