students from Fox Hollies school

Fox Hollies Students talk about the project

Today, we spoke to Luci and Reece from our Fox Hollies group about the project so far and how they’ve found it: Luci: “I…

An archive photo of kids on a climbing frame

Reflections on the first term of Education is Special

The last few months have been a real voyage of discovery for everyone involved in the Education is Special project. At the end of…

Our term working on Education is Special

We are doing an oral history project called “Education is Special” with a man named Joe Peacock from CASBA. Joe is working in collaboration…

Jennifer Brown being interviewed by pupils at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

My Experience of School

One of the things that I like best about working on this project is that I have personal experience of going to special school,…

the path to Fox Hollies

Half term progress report

Next week is half term, so work on training up our oral history interviewers will take a break. It seems like a good time…

My first two weeks on the project

Before working at CASBA, I had worked at SAtA (Solihull Action through Advocacy) for 10 years. The last project I worked on was the…

students from Fox Hollies school

More new starters!

This has been the most exciting week yet on the project, as we had both another new group starting at Fox Hollies and a…

Mayfield school children and staff as new building is opened

Training starts at Mayfield

The great news is that we now have two groups up and running. On Wednesday morning, I travelled to Mayfield School in Lozells to…

Ron Atkinson at Victoria School

First session at Victoria School

I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at Victoria School for my first session. I had a few ideas about what to…