Getting ICT Right
David Crewe and Kim van Rooyen, Turner and Townsend understand that primary schools have to make tough decisions about ICT within tight budgets. Here’s their advice on getting value for money.
Primary Ideas: Second thoughts
Author of a new DfES publication, Leo Care, looks at how to achieve inspiring school environments by exploiting the talent within schools.
Rhetoric or Reality? School Transformation
The Building Schools for the Future programme is a huge investment by the Government in education. It aspires to deliver a transformation in educational practices and outcomes – indeed this is the only return that justifies the scale of investment.
Creating Positive Solutions to Falling Rolls
In almost every local authority area across the country, Councils are having to face up to the reality of falling primary school numbers, and excessive surplus places in many of their schools.
Teenage back problems on the increase! Are we responsible? What about the future?
In the last edition of Century 21 Schools Andy Beard described how the design for the new Bishops Park College in Essex "seeks to address the issue of how the individual learning needs and preferences of pupils can be satisfied."
Early wins with Early Years
In issue 1 of C21 Schools, we described tools to defne an effective brief. There are many relationships which can be established between a client and architect. Here David Hills, of award winning architects DSDHA, explains how to get the best out of your architect.
Junckers Solid Hardwood Floooring is being specifed by leading architects for sports, drama, dance performing areas, corridors, multi-use halls, assembly halls, reception spaces and dining halls.
Australian Trends in School Planning & Design
Dr Fisher is Director, Learning Futures, Rubida Research Pty Ltd. An educational planner, Kenn holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Flinders) a Doctor of Science (Deakin) and post graduate qualifcations in project management and teaching. He has consulted for 30 years to all education sectors in Australia, Asia and the Middle East and also to the OECD and UNESCO.
The Campus – Weston-Super-Mare
There are many examples around the country of so-called extended schools, where different community facilities are co-located on the same site. What is different at the Campus is that a primary school, a nursery, an all-age special school library and community facilities really are integrated.