The amazing work that North East schools are doing as the ‘fourth emergency service’ will be featured on Channel 4’s The Steph Show.
Schools North East’s recent efforts to highlight the incredible work our schools are doing will be extended nationally as Channel 4’s The Steph Show, showcases a number of stories from our region.
Schools North East Director Chris Zarraga got in touch with Steph McGovern as part of our ongoing efforts to celebrate the amazing work of North East schools and every one of their staff . At the moment, the work of the NHS, armed forces, and charitable sector on the ‘frontline’ is rightly being praised at every opportunity. However, the great untold story of this time is about the incredible response of North East schools (indeed all schools across the country) to this crisis. Our school staff are ensuring that the most vulnerable students are safe and fed, that key workers can actually work and keep the NHS and economy going, and all of this despite considerable personal risk to their own health.
Staff of all types, support/ administrative/ teaching/ leadership, have responded to a situation that has changed daily with a professionalism that should be acknowledged and lauded. As an organisation, Schools North East is focussing on relaying these stories as widely as possible. We are delighted that Channel 4 are keen to showcase these stories and we were overwhelmed by the response from North East school leaders.
We were inundated with responses from North East schools, with amazing stories flooding in from across the region detailing how schools are working to feed not only their students but whole families in their school community, and some of the incredibly touching responses from parents for the care and support schools have provided.
Steph McGovern is presenting her new show, which includes the daily lunchtime news bulletin and featuring a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and a variety of guests, from her living room due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Steph, who hails from the region and is well known for pride in her Northern roots, has a strong interest in education, having been involved in community projects, such as BBC School Report, working as a school governor in Tees Valley and regularly running workshops for schoolchildren around the North East.
The show will feature North East school stories across four episodes from Friday 17th April to Wednesday 22nd April. The show airs at 12pm on Channel 4.
The first show will feature Cambois Primary in Northumberland which has organised a mobile foodbank, which is being driven out to the school community through local volunteers.
If you missed an episode you can catch up online.