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Last Day of School

Last Day of School

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It's 1987, and after a decade as head teacher at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, Jack Sheffield is looking to the future. Then Jack moved to a different series, which was a prequel, and featured some of our favourite characters from the books at school. Jack Sheffield's next book is University Tales and is out in Hardback, with the paperback published in Summer 2024. Whether it's combing the church for an escaped pet mouse or dealing with the obnoxious new school governor, life in the village is always entertaining. A lot of the threads are nicely tied up and by the end it feels like we are leaving our favourite characters in a satisfying place.

So when Jack if offered an opportunity that could change everything, he has a difficult decision to make. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. We catch up on the lives of our favourite school staff, Ruby the kind-hearted cleaner, Vera, the most-capable Secretary who is capable of solving any kind of moral dilemma.Hilarious, nostalgic and heart-warming in equal measure, Last Day of School is the final novel in the much-loved Teacher series. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life as portrayed in Teacher, Teacher! So when Jack is offered an opportunity that could change everything, he knows he has a difficult decision to make. Traditionally, Jack Sheffield has released a book a year in this delightful series, which were dutifully purchased and enjoyed.

In the late seventies and eighties, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds. The first book in the series was set in 1977, I started school in 1978, so the stories that Jack Sheffield tells are my era. He and his wife are expecting a new baby, the school is preparing for the introduction of the new National Curriculum, and the coming year promises a whole host of other surprises. And then there are the many everyday surprises that come with life in the village, like combing the Church for an escaped pet mouse.Jack Sheffield is almost happy to open up the stage to these characters and is happy to take a back-seat, whilst chewing over a career-changing decision. Reliably entertaining' Choice 'Jack Sheffield is certainly top of the class with this heart-warming and feel-good series.

It has been immensely good fun, and I am in awe of anyone who can stand on a stage in front of a 100+ people.

The first performance is tonight, with 2 more scheduled for tomorrow and then that is panto over for the year. he and his wife are expecting a baby and the school is preparing for the introduction of the new National Curriculum. The TV programmes that we watched, the history taking place around us and the fashions and music that dominated our lives. I can remember the school meals, the spam fritters, salad with roast potatoes and the comforting puddings all served with lashings of custard sometimes coloured pink.

Silent Night, Star Teacher, Happiest Days, Starting Over, Changing Times, Back to School and School Days. I cannot recommend this series highly enough''I shall miss all the characters I've got to know over the years''Beautifully written and a real pleasure to read''The children never fail to impress and amuse, and the snippets of news from the time bring back memories'Praise for Jack Sheffield:'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure.My primary school was a very happy time and certainly bears no resemblance to the amount of testing and homework that occurs for our young people today.



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