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Sunderland pupil features in Mr Drew’s School of Boys

SUMMER SCHOOL: Stephen Drew, who leads Mr Drew's School for Boys, which features Clark Brettwood and his parents, who are from Sunderland.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Stephen Drew, who leads Mr Drew's School for Boys, which features Clark Brettwood and his parents, who are from Sunderland.

VIEWERS have been given an insight into a family’s efforts to turn around their son’s behaviour in a prime time television show.

Clark Brettwood, 11, from Sunderland, features in Mr Drew’s School of Boys, headed up by Educating Essex’s Stephen Drew.

The first of the two Channel 4 programmes aired last night, showing how Clark, and parents Keith, 51, and Helen, 30, head back to the classroom in a bid to put a stop to the youngster’s troublemaking.

The schoolboy was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 18 months ago and has already been excluded from his secondary school once since the show was filmed during the summer and has faced around 20 after-school detentions because of his disruptive behaviour.

The project saw teachers and behavioural experts work with 11 boys on their conduct and their parents’ skills at managing it.

Helen said: “I learned that I can walk away from confrontations instead of shouting back, and he will get himself out of moods.”

The programme can be watched again via Channel 4’s 4oD service and returns on Tuesday at 9pm.

 

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