The second chance school of Matosinhos (Portugal) is an independent school run by an NGO in partnership with the relevant local and national authorities. It targets youths aged 15-25 who left school without obtaining the minimum qualifications to access employment or another education and training programme.
School rules are agreed each year with the learners as a way of fostering their engagement. Also, once a week students and staff all meet at an assembly where every person has a voice and a vote in the planning of school activities.
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