David Starkey hopes to inspire the class with some seventh-century 'bling' from the Staffordshire Hoard. A traditionalist, he plans to take a firm hand with bad behaviour, but he gets off to a difficult start when he and a student trade insults.
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Jamie tries to address the issue of discipline head-on with the kids, which includes banning mobile phones in lessons. New teacher Alastair Campbell thinks he can get 20 apathetic kids excited about politics by showing how they can change the world, but his lessons in how to argue spill outside the classroom. Having got off to a rocky start with the kids, David Starkey has a showdown with Jamie, which leads to a fresh beginning, and turns for advice to one of his fellow teachers: the results impress the students, as well as the head teacher.
Jamie's Dream School approaches its midpoint, but is all the good work being undermined by persistent indiscipline in the classroom?
Jamie wants to see if a classical education - with subjects that were once at the centre of a British education, and taught by some of the most brilliant people - can reach today's disillusioned kids.
The end of term is looming. Some of the kids have been inspired by the star teachers, but the pressure is on to reach the rest. Robert Winston has a hands-on lesson he's sure will get the kids interested in science: he wants two of the boys to supply a sperm sample so he can teach the kids about fertility. And when he sets up Dream School's very own A?, Chloe is so inspired that she joins an operating team at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.
As school term draws to a close the pressure is on to get the teenagers back into education and attention turns to the hardest-to-reach kids.
It's the last few days of the school term and Alastair Campbell has managed to get the Dream School kids invited to Downing Street to put their points about education to the Prime Minister, David Cameron. But should he take 16-year-old Angelique, who swore at him and stormed out of his class? Andrew Motion, the former poet laureate, concludes his poetry course with a special event for the kids' friends and parents. Will his decision to persevere with the kids after his tumultuous early lessons be vindicated? There's an end-of-term test from Professor Robert Winston and a sports day challenge against a local school, masterminded by Olympic gold medal-winner Daley Thompson.