28 Apr 2015

Bespoke Design, Modular Approach

The Learning Escape at Woolwich School

Our bespoke Learning Escape school buildings are built to last for 50 years or more and are designed by our Architects to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as conventional, site built structures. Whilst every building is different and tailored to the specific needs of your school, we use a modular approach to our construction process. Apart from the fact that our eco-classrooms are inherently sustainable and energy efficient and usually less expensive than a traditional extension of a school’s premises, there...

20 Apr 2015

Whatever their colour, the next Government will need to grow our Teacher Training Capacity

General Election 2015

All the main political parties, and many of the potentially electable minor players, have nailed their colours to the mast and revealed their election manifestos. Notwithstanding the fact that at least one of the party leaders has proven himself a master of the volt face, we have taken a close look at what they all have to say about their plans for education.

14 Apr 2015

It's National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, 
but the gardeners themselves. 

-   Ken Druse

8 Apr 2015

Clever Classrooms - Research from Salford University

Clever Classrooms

Those of you who regularly read our blog, will be aware of our belief that natural daylight is not only good for us but that it also enhances the cognitive and behavioural function of a classroom’s occupants. Last month, the University of Salford published a research report, entitled “Clever Classrooms”, detailing the results of the Holistic Evidence and Design (HEAD) project. In a nutshell, the project found clear evidence that well designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths by a considerable margin.

20 Mar 2015

It's the International Day of Happiness - How could you enjoy your garden more all year round?

International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness and also the day that winter is officially over and we welcome spring into our lives again. The daffodils and primroses are taking up the slack as the snowdrops approach the end of their tenure, and woodland floors across the nation are transforming from a drab brown to a vibrant green: a welcome portent of the dazzling display of bluebells that awaits us. It certainly put a spring in my step today, even as the drizzle gently soaked me during the dog’s morning constitutional. Of course, the longer days and warmer temperatures have been creeping up...