Wednesday, 13 April 2016
It's spaces like this that attract interest and are extensively used by students. Admittedly this school was built during the BSF (Building Schools of the Future) programme where budgets were more generous, but it is sad that budgets and designs now are so restricted that many schools are now, frankly boring providing nothing more than basic functional teaching spaces. It's location in an open space accessed extensively by staff ad students means that safeguarding is simply not an issue.
This reading alcove is fab and attracted the interest of lots of people visiting the school. Shouldn't all schools have some space that is unique and attracts interest and excitement.
This was a high quality space - pity these are seen less and less these days!
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Since then Alison has single handedly battled to gain recognition for her own curriculum which has now become the highly regarded 'Design Engineer Construct' and recognised internationally.
It therefore is really heartening to read a fabulous personal account following the journey of one student who took this aspirational curriculum and their successful journey from school to work.
If anyone deserves success it is Alison - who is now regarded as the UK's leading spokeswoman on this subject. We are very proud that she is is a Senior Associate of the-learning-crowd.
To read the whole article, click here.