The first episode of the Channel 4 show where entrepreneurs are invited to go undercover in schools across the country to help students reach their potential reveals the harsh realities of teaching today and the financial challenges faced by staff working in state education: ‘The founder of a multi-million-pound marketing company who went undercover as a classroom support worker has revealed his shock at the funding pressures on schools. Paul Rowlett, who only passed one GCSE but went on to found EverythingBranded.co.uk, spent six weeks at Haileybury Turnford School in Herfordshire for Channel 4’s The Secret Teacher series, which starts this week. At one point, he joined a Year 11 lesson in which the head of English had to teach two classes together because of staff shortages. Mr Rowlett said: “A class full of 60 kids? I mean, how can a teacher do the job? It’s near impossible, surely.”’ https://www.tes.com/news/near-impossible-tv-show-highlights-school-cuts What are your views? Are you surprised by what Paul Rowlett discovered in the Hertfordshire state school?