THE PIONEERING DAME ELLEN PINSENT

THE PIONEERING DAME ELLEN PINSENT Dame Ellen Pinsent has a primary school named after her and a meeting room at Birmingham City Council bears her name. As a pioneer, she is very important to the history of this city, in the fields of both special education and politics, so I feel it is important to look […]

OUTSIDE SPECIAL SCHOOLS – JENNIFER BROWN

OUTSIDE SPECIAL SCHOOLS Jennifer Brown Most people have never been to a special school and have no idea what they’re like. Often there is a fear of the things we don’t know about. The public sometimes avoid talking to people with learning disabilities because they don’t know what to expect. That’s why we wanted to […]

THE HISTORY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

THE HISTORY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 1900 Dame Ellen Pinsent School and Victoria School were two of the first special schools in the city and are probably some of the oldest in the country. Although they both moved premises and changed names in the 1960s, their records show what life must have been like for the […]