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Strangers on the Shore

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Watch the experiences of two young teachers just arrived in the UK from Canada and Jamaica, and starting work in two of Birmingham's most challenging primary schools.

Melinda Fabbro and Kevin Foster have arrived as part of a pioneering scheme created by the Birmingham Advisory and Support Service (BASS), an LEA department, in association with Timeplan, an international teacher recruitment agency.

The scheme places overseas teachers into failing schools as it's been found that visiting teachers can offer fresh outlooks, helping arrest a decline in standards. Both teachers are thrown in at the deep end and this video sees them take a crash course on the challenges of the English education system.

The video offers a new perspective on schools in this country, drawing sharp and illuminating comparisons between education systems in other parts of the world.

Part of the series: School Matters

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