Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre

80 Avenue Rd

Tel: 020 7681 8080

Principal: Vijita Patel
Ofsted: Outstanding
DFES #: 7205

Case Studies

A mentoring and coaching approach to staff development

by Carolyn Harvey

Key Points

  • Joint practice development through mentoring and coaching
  • Teachers and practitioners are supported to reflect on their own practice
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Kinect computer game for developing number concepts: personalising technology for improved learning

by Paul Choak

Key Points

  • Research into the role of embodiment in learning
  • Kinect app to help learners to develop number concepts such as estimation
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Swiss Cottage School is an outstanding school in the London Borough of Camden, accommodating children aged 2-19 with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties and those on the Autistic Spectrum Continuum(ASC).

Swiss Cottage School is committed to providing all our learners with high quality learning opportunities which also help to develop a sense of confidence and high aspiration. We use a mentoring-coaching approach to learning which encourages our learners to take an active role and responsibility in their learning journey.

We are also a Teaching School, leading an alliance of schools and other partners to develop quality of teaching and learning and pupil progress across a number of schools in the borough and beyond.

Camden Experts

Jacqui Ver Loren Van Themaat

Tracy Edwards

Ngozi Okwesa

Kay Bedford

Clare Donovan

Carolyn Harvey

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