Curriculum and Assessment

At Chatten we aim to always build a curriculum around the pupil as opposed to trying to fit our pupils into a standardised curriculum.  However it is also true to say that we often base our curriculum and targets around two specific resources which provide an instructive framework for working with Chatten Pupils.  

We will often use either the VB-MAPP or the Essentials for living (EFL) curriculum.  You can find our more here by reading a short description of these documents.  Or you can visit the sites themselves by clicking on the images to the right.  If you want to know more about which curriculum is being used  with your child and why you can speak to their class teacher.

With regards to setting targets and monitoring progress you can see a detailed guide here as to the processes we follow.

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


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

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