Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldCut OffEnid BlytonBird TableA Craft CurriculumI Could Have Shone Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Do RadioHere Joanne talks about her careers advice at school. GreynessHere Ronald describes a trip to London during the war. The Lightbulb MomentHere Tara describes her first introduction to the Social Model of Disability in her adult life.