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TEAM BEHIND LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY ?EDUCATING ESSEX? IN SEARCH OF UK SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR FOLLOW-UP SERIES

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TwoFourBroadcast, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Channel 4’s
    acclaimed series ‘Educating Essex’ gave a unique and often moving insight into
    everyday life at an ordinary state secondary school. It featured inspirational
    teachers who approached their work with both passion and good humour and was praised
    by audiences and the teaching profession for its even handed and sympathetic
    portrayal of young people.



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    </font>Producers Two Four Broadcast, recently voted Best
    Independent Production Company, are now keen to speak to schools that might be interested in being featured
    in a follow-up.




    </font>Executive
    Producer David Clews said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very excited about the prospect of building
    on the success of &lsquo;Educating Essex&rsquo; and would like to find a school to work in
    partnership with us to produce a new collection of warm, honest and important
    documentary programmes. In much the same vein as the first series we don&rsquo;t want
    to shy away from the challenges that today&rsquo;s teacher&rsquo;s face, nor avoid the
    awkward parts of growing up. But
    ultimately we hope these will be optimistic and celebratory films which
    sensitively explore the human relationships that lie at the heart of school
    life.&rdquo;</font>



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    </font>Vic
    Goddard, Headteacher of Passmores Academy, the school featured in the original
    series said: &ldquo;I wish I had a pound for every time someone has said to me &lsquo;you
    were brave&rsquo; to allow open and complete access to my school to Twofour the
    production company behind Educating Essex. I have learned since that I was
    indeed brave but also completely justified in trusting them to look after our
    young people, the staff and the reputation of my school. The individuals I
    worked with were compassionate and understanding of the pressures on a school.
    It has been evident that from the top of the company down they are completely
    and utterly true to their word. I would be more than happy to speak to any Headteachers
    who are considering putting their schools forward for the new series - feel free to call or email me at Passmores
    Academy&rdquo;</font>



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    </font>The producers plan to use the same shooting technique of fixing cameras to the
    walls, allowing for uniquely unobtrusive filming. They are keen to hear from anyone interested
    in exploring the potential involvement of their school in the production. For more information please contact <font color="#0000ff">vicky.mitchell@twofour.co.uk</font> or call 0207 4381 861.



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  2. Channel 4&rsquo;s
    acclaimed series &lsquo;Educating Essex&rsquo; gave a unique and often moving insight into
    everyday life at an ordinary state secondary school. It featured inspirational
    teachers who approached their work with both passion and good humour and was praised
    by audiences and the teaching profession for its even handed and sympathetic
    portrayal of young people.



    <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">

    </font>Producers Two Four Broadcast, recently voted Best
    Independent Production Company, are now keen to speak to schools that might be interested in being featured
    in a follow-up.




    </font>Executive
    Producer David Clews said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very excited about the prospect of building
    on the success of &lsquo;Educating Essex&rsquo; and would like to find a school to work in
    partnership with us to produce a new collection of warm, honest and important
    documentary programmes. In much the same vein as the first series we don&rsquo;t want
    to shy away from the challenges that today&rsquo;s teacher&rsquo;s face, nor avoid the
    awkward parts of growing up. But
    ultimately we hope these will be optimistic and celebratory films which
    sensitively explore the human relationships that lie at the heart of school
    life.&rdquo;</font>



    <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">

    </font>Vic
    Goddard, Headteacher of Passmores Academy, the school featured in the original
    series said: &ldquo;I wish I had a pound for every time someone has said to me &lsquo;you
    were brave&rsquo; to allow open and complete access to my school to Twofour the
    production company behind Educating Essex. I have learned since that I was
    indeed brave but also completely justified in trusting them to look after our
    young people, the staff and the reputation of my school. The individuals I
    worked with were compassionate and understanding of the pressures on a school.
    It has been evident that from the top of the company down they are completely
    and utterly true to their word. I would be more than happy to speak to any Headteachers
    who are considering putting their schools forward for the new series - feel free to call or email me at Passmores
    Academy&rdquo;</font>



    <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">

    </font>The producers plan to use the same shooting technique of fixing cameras to the
    walls, allowing for uniquely unobtrusive filming. They are keen to hear from anyone interested
    in exploring the potential involvement of their school in the production. For more information please contact <font color="#0000ff">vicky.mitchell@twofour.co.uk</font> or call 0207 4381 861.



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