Teacher, Teacher by Jack Sheffield is the first in a series of books depicting the time back in the late 70’s when Jack took on the responsibility of becoming Headmaster at a little primary school called Ragley School.
It’s 1977 and Jack starts his first day at the School near York in North Yorkshire. In charge of approximately 80 children and a handful of Teachers, catering personnel and his extremely organised secretary Vera. Jack starts each chapter covering the full academic school year with the official log from the School Log book and then writes what really happened from his own personal log book!
A semi biographical book, these are true and often extremely funny accounts of the goings on in this very Yorkshire school in a tiny village. Everyone knows each others business but just sometimes they need a helping hand.
A gentle fun read. Something you can pick up and put down when you have a quiet moment. Really well written and was lovely to get to know some of the people involved and how their friendships developed and how the Children progressed.
I read this as part of the Transworld Book Group Challenge.