Educating Cardiff

This episode meets Head Teacher Joy Ballard, firm but fair Mr Hennessy, and two Year 11 girls facing very different issues

First shown: 25 Aug 2015 Strong language This programme is subtitled This programme is audio described

Educating: Picks

From loveable rogues to future PMs, this short looks back at the memorable students from the first three series of Educating...


The Teachers

  • Mrs Ballard

    Highly driven head teacher who joined the school in 2011

  • Mr Norman

    Deputy head who deals with tricky teenage problems with a smile

  • Mr Hennessy

    Widely regarded as one of Willows' toughest teachers

  • Mr Roberts

    No-nonsense PE teacher and head of Raglan house


Willows High School Head Teacher Joy Ballard explains why she wanted to take part in Educating Cardiff

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