The Best Job in the World




‘As much as I have been uncomfortable at times through the last two years it is hard to be anything other than thankful that we did that TV show.’ So says Vic Goddard, describing life after the multi-award-winning TV series Educating Essex, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about life in his London-overspill comprehensive school. But this isn’t a book about a television series, it’s about being a head teacher ‘from an estate’ fighting tooth and nail to get children from the same background the sort of education that will genuinely help them make something of their lives. It’s a book about running a school, about the purpose of education, about becoming a leader, about family, about love. It’s a book about having the best job in the world.

Additional information

Page Count

176 pages

Book Dimensions

140 x 216mm





Publication Date

February 2014

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