Dr Jenny Thomas from Performance Consultancy Ltd looks at why evaluating recently built schools can tell us a great deal about how we should be spending limited resources in the future.
Leading Education architects Haverstock on pushing the boundaries of Special Educational Needs design at their recently completed ‘upside down’ school in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Teacher Juliette Heppell outlines strategies for schools considering this innovative approach.
Alex Ward explains why collaboration at every level has delivered a building fit for the whole community.
Philip Watson reflects on a project which challenges the preconceptions of standardised school design.
Ceri-Ann Clarke discusses the positive impact on learning following a total overhaul of her classroom.
Nicholas Hare describes three recent projects that use a consistent approach to meet the needs of very different schools.
Andrew Siddall tells us how parent-power in one community has made a huge difference to the future of a primary school playspace.
Lauren Ponder, Head of English at William Edwards School in Grays, Essex, describes how a training session in school, led by education change makers ‘Suklaa’, transformed teaching and learning in her classroom.
Wright and Wright give an architect’s perspective on the importance of developing research and seeking out expert advice during the design process; including engagement with the users; and showing how comparisons can be drawn from existing experience and schools in operation.
John Waldron RIBA takes a look at how creative and collaborative smaller scale interventions are making a big difference to primary schools in the UK and abroad.
As the need for more school places sees the outdoor areas in may schools squeezed to provide temporary accommodation, Juno Hollyhock gives some advice on how to get more from the space you have.
Christian Long of the Chicago based The Third Teacher+ education design consultancy describes how they challenge and plan for the future of learning and the environments that it may need.
The government have set targets for the adoption of BIM across all publically funded projects by 2016. Education and Justice are pathfinder departments. Helen Taylor asks what is BIM and why should schools care about it?
With current debates about how best to spend capital funding, Rachel Jones explains why carefully investing in the learning environment – physical and virtual - still makes educational sense.
Sister Anne-Marie Niblock, Headteacher of Notre Dame Girls R.C. School in the London Borough of Southwark recollects living through a new BSF project.
Steve Loughe on how ARK Schools, London Borough of Ealing and BAM have worked together to create a brand new primary school which delivers for its local community.
When the Aldridge Foundation built a new Academy in Brighton to replace an existing crumbling school, it had an unexpected impact on the students and local community as Honor Wilson-Fletcher MBE explains.