Huge thanks all those involved with creating It’s My Choice and excited about website launch

It’s My Choice is our online version of our much acclaimed touring showing It’s My Move.

When it became apparent that Covid restrictions would mean we couldn’t tour our show, we had to have a rethink.

We know how valuable SEN (Special Educational Needs) Schools find our show – helping those moving on to the next stage of their lives articulate what they want to do, and feel empowered to do it in a way that suits them.

We anticipate touring It’s My Move again nationally in Autumn 2021 (Covid allowing – all our fingers are crossed) but we couldn’t let this year’s cohort of leavers move on without the opportunity to see the show and be heard.

We, Artistic Director Ray Downing and Executive Director Jon French, pulled together a crack team of creatives to create an online experience that would replicate the benefits of the touring show online. A great team of cast and crew worked extremely hard, in a covid-safe way, to repurpose the project into something we are really proud of.

Without wanting this to sound too much like an Oscar speech special thanks goes to the amazing:

The resulting production has already gained plaudits from our funders and schools – here is just some of the feedback we have received:

‘Every aspect of how to make resources as useful as possible when transferring from live to online seems to have been considered by Face Front. The overall standard of all the resources is incredibly high… Enormous congratulations to all those involved in making such invaluable comprehensive educational content… I would consider this online resource to be an exemplar of best practice in moving from live to online delivery.’


(Anna Hoddinott and Jean Carter of the John Lyon’s Charity)


Very impressive


(Barnet and Southgate College)


‘….fantastic resources … produced for teachers to use with their students to explore transition to adulthood.’


(West Lea School)


‘We would definitely want to access this resource.’


(New Horizons)


‘… this looks like a great resource’


(Oaklands School)


I am so excited to be introducing this amazing project and resource, thank you once again on behalf of everyone at Oaktree.’


(Oaktree School)


Even when we are able to resume touring It’s My Move’ to schools again, we hope that the online resource of ‘It’s My Choice’ will continue to be accessed by schools across the UK whom we aren’t able to visit in person.

We’d also love to hear back from any teachers and students who engage with the It’s My Choice’ materials to find out what you thought of the programme.

My Choice, My Plan, My Voice

Our new ‘It’s My Choice’ website launches today, bringing you all the resources you need to deliver fun, effective and engaging lessons around the transition from school to adult life for young learning disabled people.

The site includes training videos that guide you through the project resources.

Downloadable PowerPoints featuring interactive films.

And a Teacher’s Pack that that works alongside the PowerPoints to support you in your class delivery.

Touring It’s My Move

This project has been developed throughout 2020 as an adaptation of our successful live theatre programme ‘It’s My Move’. The theatre production was developed back in 2014 with Kings College London. We then went on to tour nationally each year, to Special schools and colleges reaching over 1000+ young disabled people, their teachers and parents per year.

“Face Front put on a really engaging show, the way they interacted with the learners and got them involved made the whole experience much more impactful l and relatable for them. The actors were all brilliant, they clearly love what they do, and that enjoyment spills over to audience! This has to be the best performance I have ever seen delivered at a school. It was wonderful to see the interaction between the actors and audience. Our learners have not stopped talking about when they move on!”


Teacher, St. Elizabeth’s School


“It was brilliant, it made me think I must use my voice.”


Pupil, Samuel Rhodes School


“The actors had disabilities like me and they were fantastic.”


Pupil, Pield Heath House School


We completed our last tour in the autumn of 2019. When we first went into lockdown in 2020 we took the decision to start developing the project into online and film based resources.

From spring 2020 Face front staff and freelancers have worked to adapt the project into a full online programme and we are very pleased with the results.

Developing for Online Delivery

In late November and early December 2020 we were able to pilot the project with a number of SEN schools to see how the resources worked and learnt that teacher’s were equally delighted.

Teachers from Oaktree and The Village Special School said…

‘The resolution/interaction section makes the whole thing work brilliantly. My students knew they had time to talk and they felt really supported. Their minds were put to rest and their worries eased.’


 ‘There is enough high quality material that you could do it over a half or even a whole term.’


 ‘For me to work it out anyone can do it! I get nervous about technology, but your programme was very clear and accessible for me to deliver.’


‘I would like to share the resources with all teaching staff and LSA’s across our school’


With their students saying:

The story was great for my age. I learnt that its my choice so I can do what I want to do.’


‘It was good. It’s your choice and your decision. It taught me how to be confident about college because I will be leaving soon.’


‘I learnt to choose my future. Finlay’s story was interesting because mechanics is what I would like to do.’


From today you can download all the resources for FREE.

Please do ask any questions, and send us your feedback, we would love to hear from you at