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Charting the impact of bad teachers

Just how big an impact can an incompetent teacher have on their pupils' grades?

Researchers at Bristol University have carried out the first comprehensive examination in the UK into how a teacher's performance affects their pupils.

Panorama's Samantha Poling caught up with Simon Burgess to discuss his surprising findings.

Panorama: Can I Sack Teacher? BBC One, Monday, 5 July at 2030BST.

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