Four successful business owners - all of whom struggled at school - go back to school undercover to offer a helping hand they never had.
Set in a different secondary school across the country, each week focuses on a different entrepreneur joining the support staff. Many of the existing school staff and none of the students have any idea who the new team member is. It gives the entrepreneur the chance to immerse themselves fully in the school and see first-hand how tough, yet rewarding the life in the classroom can be. Working with the students who need extra support, they identify those who’s potential isn’t reflected by their grades, building to a touching reveal in a potential life-changing finale.
Help from the business mentors comes in many forms; be it a bursary to continue their studies after school, assistance with setting up their own business, or even the offer of a guaranteed job in their organisation.
It's warm, inspirational format that looks to make a positive difference in the lives of children who may fall through the cracks in the educational system.
Devised by the multi award-winning team behind factual series 'Educating...' which inspired 'The School' format.
"The emotional ending will leave you feeling uplifted." The Daily Mail
"A good premise." Guardian Guide