For students with severe mobility and physical limitations, active participation in music making can be completely out of reach. However, by harnessing the power of available technology and intelligently applying it to various musical principles, Carrie Lennard is opening a new space for students to express themselves through music.
Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are increasing in teachers as many of the children they work with are exposed to traumatic experiences. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown explore how schools can support the mental health of their teachers as a way of benefitting their students.
By the time students are in Post-16 education, they are well on their path to adulthood. For SEND students, this can be a particularly challenging time as they are forced to navigate increased independence and considerations of work and higher level studies. Lainy Russell of Achieving Further offers simple solutions for teachers supporting students through this important transition time.
Changing classrooms to learning landscapes – Rosan Bosch Studio’s work can be found the world over. What is it that makes their designs so recognisable?
Ten things you should give up in 2018 for the sake of learning
How an academy on the Isle of Portland off the south coast of England is building an evidence-based learning environment that reflects the experiences of pioneer schools across the globe.
Albemarle County in the American state of Virginia has seen trans-formative changes in how their schools have been designed over the past few years under the stewardship of Superintendent Pam Moran and guidance of Ira Socol. Here they outline what prompted them to relook at how their school buildings were designed, and some of the initiatives they have undertaken.
At Learning Spaces we always try to include an article on external learning opportunities in each edition. This edition we decided to consider the impact of having separate enclosed spaces as part of the environment.
Heartlands High School is a new community school for Haringey with outstanding facilities. The school has received artsmark status for the excellent work it produces in the arts, and has a specialised autistic provision faculty that runs alongside the mainstream school.