Ian Wright is an inspiration to me and his documentary Ian Wright: Home Truths is really powerful. In it he describes the awful abuse he suffered as a child and his journey to understand what happened. I wanted to recommend it to all staff, parents and governors who feel able to watch it; as it shows how important school can be in child’s life.
The special treatment Ian Wright got from his beloved teacher Mr Pigden was the first kindness from a man he had experienced and it saved him.
The staff at the striker’s old school explain how they work now to support children brilliantly. Ian points out that not all schools provide that kind of help.
Thankfully, no one at Morda is going through the terrible abuse that Ian suffered. But we all face difficulties in our lives and our families at some point. Staff do their best to notice when children are struggling, we all want to help.
This inspiring film will push us to remember to take the time to listen to children and parents and to do our best to make a difference.
Health Warning It is a bit of a tough watch at times and for anyone who has had similar experiences of childhood trauma like Ian’s it might be very difficult.
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