Nearly half of children over in Britain leave education without the qualifications they need to succeed. Jamie Oliver was one of them: he left school at 16 with just two GCSEs. Now he wants to do something about it. So he's bringing together some of Britain's most inspirational and expert individuals to try to persuade 20 young people, with just a handful of qualifications between them, to give education a second chance. The kids, aged from 16 to 18, will be taught a range of subjects, supervised by an experienced head teacher, John D'Abbro. The teachers include Professor Robert Winston, David Starkey, Alastair Campbell, Simon Callow, Jazzie B, Rolf Harris and Daley Thompson. In the first programme, David Starkey hopes to inspire the class with some seventh-century 'bling' from the Staffordshire Hoard. A traditionalist, he plans to take a firm hand with bad behaviour, but he gets off to a difficult start when he and a student trade insults.