Jack Sheffield

Back to School
  • Back to School

  • The year is 1969 and Jack Sheffield is a young teacher in need of a job. In a room full of twenty-nine other newly qualified teachers, he’s overjoyed when he's appointed to Heather View Primary. Jack is excited to start his first year there and to begin shaping young minds in a beautiful new location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

    But Heather View isn’t as idyllic as it first sounds. In fact, it looks more like a prison than a primary school. With less than adequate funding and a head teacher who doesn’t seem to care, it's no easy task to give the kids the education they deserve. But Jack’s determined to do just that.

    Full of warmth and good humour, Back to School is like taking a nostalgic walk through the past to a simpler time...

    Praise for Jack Sheffield
    'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh
    'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express
    'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice
    'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Press

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. 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. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in Buckinghamshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.com