The Ridgeway is a school for children aged between 2 and 19 years old, who have severe and complex learning difficulties. The school also offers particular expertise and provision for pupils additionally diagnosed with Autism.
With such a diverse range of pupils, the school wanted a selection of videos to show the unique environment and teaching styles they use to prepare the students for later in life.
We visited the school regularly across a whole academic year, filming specific events and activities, all while building up a relationship with the pupils and the staff. Our aim was to become a fly-on-the-wall, observing their processes as they unfolded, regularly reviewing our footage and picking out the highlights of their remarkable work.
Towards the end of the year, we interviewed key members of staff, parents and pupils to tie the story together.