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Requires Improvement (book)
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Requires Improvement (book)

( Paul Jenkins )
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 "Funny, clever and brutally accurate in its portrayal of teaching"



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Those who can, teach.

That's what the recruitment poster said.

Five years into the job, Jim Tovey, drama teacher extraordinaire, is beginning to doubt whether he can after all. OFSTED says he 'Requires Improvement'. Janet his line manager is saying worse. With a thousand pairs of eyes looking to him for guidance and a young mind of his own to raise, does Jim have what it takes?

Casting a satirical eye over teaching in the 21st century, 'Requires Improvement' takes you on one man's journey through the school year, giving a glimpse into what goes on behind those school gates and hopefully answering that timeless question.

"Why do the teachers always look so tired?"

To read an extract of the book (as a PDF file) click here.

"A great sense of irony and plenty of laughs"

"Loads of laugh out loud moments"


"It is a long time since I have read a whole book in a day"

"A great read! A subtle observation of what has happened to secondary education today"


About the Author

Paul Jenkins is an actor, poet, playwright and now novelist, based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. He lives with his wife and two utterly adorable and not at all stress inducing children.

He graduated in Drama and Theatre Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 2000 before entering the world of education, where he clearly earned his stripes both in school administration and then later teaching.

Working as Head of Drama in a Lancashire secondary school for over ten years, he was able to amass a lifetime's worth of stories, many of which have made their way onto the pages of this, his debut novel. Although Jim Tovey is not an autobiographical character, he'd easily get mistaken as Paul's doppelgänger should they ever be seen out together in the pub.

Since leaving the classroom, Paul has continued to work in schools as an actor with Splats Theatre Company, seen his work performed at the Bolton Octagon and has written extensively for both the National Literacy Trust and the BBC.

When he's not busy doing all of that he goes into his garage and makes a racket on the drums.

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