Anyone seen this on Channel 4? I have watched with a certain amount of cynicism regarding editing, the motives of the entrepreneurs involved and the selection of children to help but what it does throw up is the absolutely devastating effect of funding cuts to schools especially those in deprived areas.
The dedication of the staff who have managed to survive the stress so far is inspiring. The head teacher in the last programme sent out an emotional message, 'The truth is schools (......) are being forced to do more with less and as such something has to give. It shouldn't be Molly. (the student being followed)'. I was moved to tears by her later comment 'We are not talking about GCSE grades. We are talking about young people's lives.'
I would love to see a follow up programme about how these young people progressed and whether they took full advantage of the help they were given. Such a responsibility to succeed placed on their young shoulders.
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