AfL in special schools : a case study

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  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [England] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2010. [England] : Teachers TV/UK Dept. of Education, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (14 min.)
  • OCLC ocn808817804


  • St. Christopher's in Wrexham is one of the largest special schools in Wales. They have a wide range of children requiring support with learning and behavioural difficulties. Award winning Headteacher Maxine Pittaway and her team have developed practical enterprise education schemes that work alongside the mainstream academic curriculum, enabling students real opportunities for self-assessment, peer mentoring and independent learning. The students and teachers are successfully running sustainable social enterprises from within the school premises--including a hairdressing salon, café and car valeting service--where students can gain confidence, practical social skills, and feed their experiences back into the classroom and their everyday learning. Maxine and her team have found that these opportunities for independent learning fit well into the Assessment for Learning model that they ve embedded throughout the school.


  • Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
  • Previously released as DVD.
  • Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (VAST: Academic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
  • This edition in English.
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