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An English lesson

Watch the video of an English lesson in a special school and have a look at the lesson plan.


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Mainstream and special school classrooms

Classrooms and learning areas in special schools have many similarities with mainstream classrooms, but there are also important differences. Some of these differences are physical, such as furniture, environment and size of class. Others are less obvious, but critical to the delivery of high quality education.

Curriculum planning

Listen to the staff in a special school discussing how the curriculum at KS3 was revised.

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Comparing curricula
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Have a look at the written rationale for the KS3 curriculum in the special school and a curriculum example.

Compare the curriculum in the special school with your experience of the curriculum in mainstream schools. Make a note of any similarities and differences you notice.

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