First up I confess to being someone who views Jamie Oliver as a bit of a pain in the derriere as I think he has as he is as qualified to speak about the decline of society in Britain as Kermit the frog has on Ecuadorian barndancing. The programme is a bit of a stitch up with the ridiculously trendy modern headie referred to as 'Dabs'. Naturally the kids are not to blame, or indeed their parents. They are disengaged and have never been told they are good at something. Oops. Most decent people regardless of background realise the world does not owe them a living and work hard at bettering themselves. However, above all, decent people have basic manners and respect for others. I am not saying we should always kowtow to authority - I believe if you think something is wrong then speak up. Anyway, the programme is naturally following the usual formula of such shows. Establish the challenges and the conflicts early on, show the peaks and troughs of the conflict and no doubt before the last episode or even during it there will be an almighty challenge from which the pupils and school surely will not recover. Only that they will and there will be a crappy message of hope for the feral-like children. There are some valuable issues though. If we can pick any subject to teach - which is allowed in Jamie's Dream School - then the dumbing down of British Education is surely complete (say that last sentence with the voice of The Emperor from Return of the Jedi for full dramatic effect). No expense is spared. Want to take them to the Theatre? Sure. Give them all laptops? Check. Bring in celebrity teachers? Check. What is this exactly trying to prove? Of course kids are going to listen to Daley Thompson a two time Olympic gold winning decathlete rather than some poor skinny PE teacher who plays amateur volleyball at the weekend. What chance can any of us in our subjects have to compete with the stars of our fields? Then we get to my own personal bugbear: mobile phones. Jamie collects his up in a tray before the start of a cooking lesson. Fair enough you might say, and indeed most viewers/parents would too. But try that in school and you would be up in front of the senior management team for breaching pupils human rights. If kids misbehave they have to be inconvenienced in some way or another. Pupils have a right to learn, but teachers have a right to teach without disruption. I would love to see a fly-in-the wall documentary on several schools in the UK using spy-cams just to illustrate what the little angels get up to, so that we catch their indiscipline in the act and they are not aware of the cameras. Society is crumbling due to an eroding of values. We are at tipping point I believe. While a show like Dream School may be crass and sordid entertainment, at least it does highlight some of the problems faced by teachers across the UK day in, day out. And from what I have seen so far, these bad boys and girls are ***** cats compared to some of the challenging pupils I have encountered during previous years on supply in Glasgow (though that was some years ago). So how do we solve the problem in our schools? I await with bated breath Jamie's six point plan to save Education. Pass me a chicken drumstick please.