Teresa Fadden in a classroom at Fox Hollies school

What makes a special school teacher?

“I might want to cry every day, but boy do I laugh every day!” How many jobs would make people say something like that?…

pupils from Mayfield school walking in a line

Outside special schools

Most people have never been to a special school and have no idea what they’re like. Often there is a fear of the things…

Jen giving a speech

Leaving School

Although it became law that the government must give all children an education over 50 years ago, life after school is still difficult for…

tired students after a day trip

School trips

With things being put on hold due to Covid 19, not only are pupils having to adapt to school life at home and not having the social interaction of friends…

Pandemic Experiences – Hassanain, Rashaan and Shakur

We asked three of our oral history group at Mayfield to tell us how they’ve been doing over this difficult time. How has the…

Life at a Special School

Recently, I watched a documentary on BBC 2 called A Special School, which followed a special school in Penarth, just outside Cardiff. It was…

Our Achievements in 2020

Although 2020 has been a very difficult year, we have had lots of highlights on the project. As we have been putting together the…

Pandemic experiences – Josh and Aoislin

We asked two of our oral history group at Victoria to tell us how they’ve been doing over this difficult time. How has the…

Now we can all imagine life without school

In September, the project restarted and will now run until June next year. Lots of things will be different from how we planned them,…