Tapton school PE Arts Languages Inclusion of the people with disability Interview
Tapton is a secondary comprehensive school in Sheffield. There are 12 years (grades). This school is a special school because there are pupils with disabilities. There are pupils with visual problems, learning deficiency, handicaps and down- syndroms.
Caroline: On Monday I was in the PE department the whole day. I worked with pupils that were younger than me and with students that were my age. On Tuesday afternoon I was with Bailey Ashman. It was nice. On Wednesday I was in PE lesson at first and in the afternoon I was with Levi Lloyd. Thursday afternoon I was with James Gavin we cooked and enjoyed ourselves. All of them have visual problems. But they found themselves accepted in the school community.
Lea: On Monday I shadowed an eleven years old girl called Jerri. She has visual problems. She is very independent and very self-confident. I was very surprised and impressed that she could do the same things that I do without any help. On Tuesday I was in the Art- department the whole day. On Wednesday I shadowed a thirteen years old boy called James Gavin. He has visual problems, too. On Thursday I was with Caroline in PE lessons and I looked how the students coped despite their disabilities.
Alice: I worked in the Languages Department. On Monday I had a German lesson first in which I could help the students with their German. After 3 lessons German I was with Ben Pepperdine. He is an Albino-boy and has visual problems because his eyes are red. He has got some learning aids to help him. On Tuesday I was with Levi Lloyd first who also has visual problems. His right eye is blind and the left one is normal. Then I had a German lesson again. On Wednesday I had German lessons throughout the day. And on Thursday I was with Ben Pepperdine again.