John Humphrys

John Humphrys tries his hand at being a teacher The series where celebrities find out just how tough it is to be a teacher.

The concept of ‘best teaching practice’ is illuminated with humour and originality in The Teaching Challenge when John Humphrys travels to London’s tough East End to try his hand as a teacher.

The scourge of politicians on the Today programme confesses to feeling terrified at the prospect of teaching his first English Grammar class to GCSE pupils at Eastleigh Community School.

Phil Beadle, Guardian Teacher of the Year, offers help with Humphrys’ teaching plan and offers advice on how to control and inspire his class.

The programme captures an extraordinary culture clash which overturns many prejudices about “bog standard comprehensives” and the nature of teaching.

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