MIKE WARD

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JUST so we’re clear about this, scrawl­ing pics of rude body parts on the back of a dirty van is not funny. It’s bad. Very bad in­deed. And that’s of­fi­cial.

We know this thanks to episode one of ED­U­CAT­ING GREATER

MANCH­ESTER (9pm), Chan­nel 4’s lat­est fly-on-the-class­roomwall se­ries, be­cause Mr Povey, head­teacher at Har­rop Fold School in Sal­ford, gets very cross about it, bawl­ing out a bunch of kids who’ve done that very thing.

Bawl­ing them out once he’s com­posed him­self, that is, to make sure he can keep a straight face.

“Do you have any idea what those peo­ple are go­ing to be think­ing of this school?!” he barks at the cul­prits hauled into his of­fice.

To be hon­est, peo­ple are still go­ing to be think­ing a whole lot more of Mr Povey’s school than they’d have done some years back, he and his staff hav­ing done an im­pres­sive job of turn­ing around what was once con­sid­ered among the worst ed­u­ca­tional es­tab­lish­ments in Bri­tain.

But the place still has its chal­lenges, es­pe­cially in­te­grat­ing stu­dents who’ve come to these shores from far and wide. Mind you, it’s ac­tu­ally shy 11-year-old Rani from Syria – still strug­gling to grasp English – who’s kicked off the rude stuff on the van, scrawl­ing a pop­u­lar four-let­ter word he’s ob­vi­ously learnt quite re­cently. Ad­mit­tedly, he spells it wrong, but 10 out of 10 for ef­fort. IN this week’s CELEB TROLLS: WE’RE COM­ING

TO GET YOU (10pm, Chan­nel 5), Frankie Bridge and the team take up the case of for­mer X Fac­tor fi­nal­ist Chloe Jam­sine, track­ing down the freak who’s given her shock­ing grief on­line.

ED­U­CAT­ING GREATER MANCH­ESTER: Chan­nel 4, 9pm

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