Teaching and learning tools

As a specialist school providing a fully individualised curriculum for pupils with specific learning needs we use a wide range of evidence based tools to support learning and development. 

Our learning goals and assessment systems are always built toward the specific needs of our pupils.  We employ the same approach towards teaching and learning tools.  This means that each pupil is taught skills that they need as an individual using learning tools that benefit them as individuals. 

We have tried to provide a short description of many of our tools below.  Please note however that we will use a tools beyond those described and that the descriptions provide only a brief overview.  If you are interested in learning more please speak to your class lead or BCBA.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

ABA is not so much a learning tool as a science from which many of our learning tools have been developed.  Behaviour Analysis is the science of understanding behaviour.  Applied behaviour analysis is the application of those scientific principles with the intention of improving the lives of those who ABA professionals are supporting.  ABA has been around for a long time and has been applied differently at different times and in different locations. 


If you would like to know more about how we apply these principles you can ask our staff team for more information.

If you are interested in finding out more about ABA in general you can visit the UK-SBA site.

Head Designate: Adam Dean (also person to contact for enquiries)

E-mail: CFS@marketfield.essex.sch.uk

Contact number: 07821680581

Address: C/O Adam Dean - Market Field School, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7ET

Chatten Free School is part of the Hope Learning Community (HLC)

Gary Smith OBE is the CEO of the Hope Learning Community Trust

The Chair of trustees for the HLC is Micheal Andrews

If you require a paper copy of anything on this website please e-mail the request to CFS@marketfield.essex.sch.uk

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