Tag Archives: arrest

Prison is better than this!!!

29 Dec
Nev was meant to start at the school last week. Instead he was at ‘her majesty’s pleasure’. He still got a look around – cuffed to the accompanying prison guard. Seemed like the most normal thing in the world to him, as did the electronic tag he wore when he started, almost like a trophy.
It’s difficult to see things from another person’s point of view sometimes, especially when that someone is only 13 and already in prison. Continue reading

Don’t give up

27 Nov
The head teacher came into my tutor group the other day. ‘Can I have a word? I have a new student for you; you’re good with the naughty ones aren’t you? I’m giving you Ben. He starts next week, but I wouldn’t worry about him, I’ll have him out by Christmas’
And thus started my journey into Special needs. Ben had a marked and moving effect on me. He, single handed, is the reason why I am now a special needs teacher. When I tell his story, even to this day it upsets me. Continue reading