Nowadays a child in need of special help gets “statemented” for SEN. Claire’s brother spent his life incarcerated due to mental handicap
Author: Claire Hill
Claire Hill was born in Cheshire and is married with three children and five grandchildren. She and her husband now live in East Sussex. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she did the teacher’s course, qualifying as a teacher of English and Drama in the mid 70’s . Claire started teaching in London, but also taught in Bradford, Kent and East Sussex ( as well as abroad briefly). She has taught every age group from 4 -18/adults, in primary, secondary and special schools. Claire has co-authored a Drama text book and is also a dyslexia specialist, having studied for a post grad whilst teaching. She likes dogs, reading, writing, theatre, cooking, gardening and listening to music ( all kinds).
After the war, in which we were on the side that fought against fascism: “England would never condone any form of fascism” I often heard said.