The Only Fresh Air is Outside in the Yard

This film made is about the ways that children can sometimes slide through school without getting a great deal of benefit from being there. It looks particularly at the impact a teacher can have by noticing the thing that makes a child tick and thinking about how that child can be included in the school community.

This is the film version of Martin Illingworth’s entry for a new book called ‘The Working Class’ edited by Ian Gilbert.

Martin Illingworth is a Senior Lecturer in English Education at Sheffield Institute of Education