Star Teacher

Star Teacher

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It's 1985, and as Jack returns for another year as headteacher at Ragley village school, some changes are in store. It's the year of Halley's Comet, Band Aid, Trivial Pursuit, Dynasty shoulder pads, Roland Rat and Microsoft Windows. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest, Heathcliffe Earnshaw decides to enter the village scarecrow competition, Ruby the caretaker finds romance, and retirement looms for Vera the secretary. Meanwhile, Jack has to battle with some rising stars of the teaching profession to save his job and his school . . . Readers love Jack Sheffield: 'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh 'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express 'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice 'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Pressshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 241g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552171573
  • 9780552171571
  • 250,156

About Jack Sheffield

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.comshow more

Review quote

"Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure" * Alan Titchmarsh * "Overflowing with amusing anecdotes" * Daily Express * "Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school" * Choice * "Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own" * York Press *show more

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"Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own"show more

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103 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 49% (50)
4 38% (39)
3 9% (9)
2 3% (3)
1 2% (2)
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