Channel 5 Orders Two-Part Documentary ‘Too Tough To Teach?’

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Channel 5 has given the greenlight to Too Tough To Teach?, a two-part documentary which will explore the Ian Mikardo High School in East London.

C5 has secured access to the Ian Mikardo School, run by Head Teacher Claire Lillis, for the doc. The school is home to students with severe behavioural problems who have been expelled from other mainstream schools.

The two parter is being produced by ITV Studios’ Shiver Production and was commissioned by Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor of Factual, News and Current Affairs Michelle Chappell. The executive producer is Ollie Tait.

“This access is hard won and unique – a school where extreme behaviour is the norm. Incredible teachers are battling behaviour when all else has failed”, said Chappell. “Viewers will be both shocked and inspired by the stories in Too Tough To Teach?”