Gilbert is back and he's glad to be back. After three years of teaching at Truss, an inner-city sink school, Francis Gilbert has been offered a job in the English department at his old school, a nice suburban comprehensive. Like a prisoner out of Colditz, he feels like he's just landed a job in toytown.
Francis Gilbert has taught in a variety of comprehensive schools in London and currently teaches English part-time. His previous books have included I'm A Teacher, Get Me Out of Here (Short Books, 2004), Teacher on the Run (Short Books, 2005), Yob Nation (2006) and Working the System (Short Books, 2009). He lives in east London with his wife and son.