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The year is 1969, and Jack Sheffield is a young teacher in need of a job. In a room full of 29 other newly qualified teachers, he's overjoyed when he's appointed to Heather View Primary. Jack is excited to start his first year there and to begin shaping young minds in a beautiful new location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

But Heather View isn't as idyllic as it first sounds. In fact, it looks more like a prison than a primary school. With less than adequate funding and a head teacher who doesn't seem to care, it's no easy task to give the kids the education they deserve. But Jack's determined to do just that. 

Full of warmth and good humour, Back to School is like taking a nostalgic walk through the past to a simpler time....

©2020 Jack Sheffield (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure." (Alan Titchmarsh)

"Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own." (York Press)

"Overflowing with amusing anecdotes." (Daily Express)

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  • 10-13-20

Brilliant - best yet.

What a brilliant listen. Great to see how Jack's early career formed him into the headteacher he became. Very highly recommended - seriously hope that there is more to follow. Thank you

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  • 09-20-20

Sheffield brilliance

I have read all of the jack Sheffield stories. This one is as much a gem as the others, written with great observation, humour and brings you into a world of memories. Wonderful.