Rowhill School is a Behaviour, Emotional & Social Development Needs school based in Aldershot.
Approximately two thirds of pupils are of secondary school age; All pupils have a statement of special educational needs that is primarily for their behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. However, a significant number of pupils also have additional needs associated with, for instance, their autism or speech and language difficulties.
Many pupils receive support from other agencies, such as social services, the youth offending service, and child and adolescent mental health services. More than a tenth of pupils are children who are looked after by the local authority.
Horizon 20:20 More and Better: Alternative Portraiture City Space, Winchester Discover Centre, 27 Apr - 15 May
One student has had low attendance throughout, however, when this student did attend he engaged more with the technical side of things and he performed particularly well on the credit sequence camera work. This student has low self-esteem and he thought that he wouldn't be able to create interesting work; this project helped build his confidence and improve his social interaction with other students. When the Horizon 20:20 programmer asked if he enjoyed the session it was lovely to see a huge smile on his face as he said ‘yes, it was alright’.