Guest Post – Mainstream vs Specialist Education on Little Sea Bear

This is my first published guest blog on Shannon’s blog Little Sea Bear. In this post I share my experiences of mainstream and specialist education.

Growing up, I’ve experienced both mainstream and specialist schools and both had their positives and negatives.

I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 13 months old. At that stage, there was no way of knowing the severity of my disability. Therefore we did not know how capable I’d be to read, write and communicate. I first went to a pre-school called Heathfield School in Fareham at around 3 years old. This was a specialist school for children with learning difficulties and other complex needs. After about a year, the school suggested I was too academically clever for their level of learning and would be better at a mainstream nursery…… Continue Reading >>>

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