Education is a tricky one, eh? There’s so much to discuss and we are only just beginning to scratch the surface, however we hope you find our films and the wonderful blog post by Vicky below a good start…

If you want to ask any questions or post about your own experiences, head over to our education week forum afterwards, we’d love to hear from you!


Zach sitting at his desk at school.

30 minute documentary following Zach, a 15 year old pupil at Clevedon School in Somerset.

Zach’s GSCE Dance Solo

Zach performing his GCSE dance solo

Free clip Zach performing his GCSE dance solo.

Zach’s GCSE Dance Duet

Zach rehearsing his GCSE dance routine with his teacher

Free clip Zach rehearsing his GCSE dance routine with his teacher.

A day in my life: Zach — Trailer

Zach sitting at his desk at school.

Free clip Short excerpt from our documentary following Zach during a typical day at his secondary school.

Zach’s mum and his teachers discuss inclusion

Zach linking arms in a drama class at school.

Free clip We hear from Zach’s mum Mandy as well as his Forum Tutor, Head of School and Clevedon’s Inclusion lead.

School reunion for “The Specials”

Hilly, Sam and Megan hug at their school reunion.

The guys return to their SEN school Court Meadow and meet up with their old teachers.

Carol on mainstream vs SEN schooling

Carol talking to the camera.

Carol explains how she came to a decision between mainstream versus SEN schooling for Hilly.

Megan on her mainstream primary school

Megan in her bedroom.

Megan reflects on her experiences at both a mainstream and an SEN school.

Angie on Megan’s education

Angie (Megan’s mum) talking to the camera.

Megan’s mum, Angie, takes us through Megan’s education from her start at a mainstream primary school to her time at an independence unit at a SLD school.

Sam’s mum on his education in Sussex & Brunei

Fran talking to the camera.

Fran talks about Sam’s school days & his experience of joining a mainstream school at 16 when they moved to Brunei!

Dafydd on teaching

Long before Dafydd, together with Carol, set up the house where the guys’ live, he was their teacher! Here he talks about his experiences.

Late for school

Audrey in her pink hat.

Read Vicky’s thoughts about deferring Audrey’s start at school for a year on her blog: awesomeaudreyemily.