Entrepreneur Paul Rowlett goes back to school - and offers some students a life-changing opportunity - in C4 documentary series The Secret Teacher
There, they pose as support workers, with the idea that they will meet young people who need a break.
Paul Rowlett, a marketing mogul, was expelled from school aged 15 with only one GCSE.
But what persuaded him to take part?
‘I had such a bad experience at school and having the chance to go back made sense to me,’ he explains.
‘Visiting made me feel embarrassed about how I acted, but as a child you don’t realise how hard teachers work.’
Sitting in lessons where the teacher is struggling to keep track of a class of 60 kids, Paul’s first sympathy is for the staff.
But then he meets pupils with untapped potential who remind him of himself at that age, including Loui.
‘He was a replica of me as a kid!’ explains Paul.
‘When I saw him selling sweets out of his bag, it made me laugh. I used to sell second-hand clothes at school.’
During the show, we see Paul is about to shock some of the students with a life-changing opportunity.