Introducing Educating Yorkshire…

Mr Mitchell, Mr Burton, Mr Steer and the rest of the Thornhill Academy teaching staff are captured on camera as they enter the classroom

What is it? One school allows cameras to capture the everyday comings and goings over an academic year, as the teachers negotiate everything from exams and exercise books to bitching and bust ups.


Who’s in it? Headteacher Mr Mitchell leads his team of dedicated staff – including Mr Burton and Mr Steer – who bend over backwards to get the very best results for their students at Thornhill Academy.

Where is it? Channel 4

Highlight? Without a doubt, when English teacher Mr Burton took inspiration from The King’s Speech to help student Musharaf overcome his stutter. Hailed by many as the television moment of last year.