Learning Spaces

Lessons From The Village Green!

If you thought learning could only take place in a classroom with four walls, 30 chairs and several tables, prepare to have your assumptions challenged. The Croft Primary School, part of The White Horse Federation Multi-Academy Trust (TWHF) in Swindon, an Outstanding primary school that opened in 2012, has created a stunning open learning space based around the idea of a village green.

Here, Lauren Costello explains why, when she was Executive Managing Director for Education at The White Horse Foundation, The Croft School in Swindon embraced a bold new approach to their teaching and learning environments, while Joana Scanlon, KS2 Leader at The Croft Primary School, and Alison Capstick, Head of Teaching & Learning at The White Horse Federation Multi-Academy Trust, tell us how they did it.

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