Projects

The below list represents just a sample of the projects undertaken by the-learning-crowd.  (We are unable to list some projects due to confidentiality agreements.)

However, between us we work with several of the UK's leading construction and architecture companies, international school groups, local authorities  etc, many of which are not listed below. 

2017:  Launch of Agile Spaces Research Project  t-l-c, along with sponsors VS, are leading a small research project about the impact of agile furniture in a flexible classroom on learning

2017:  Section 77  Supporting the work of a local authority in exploring all issues around the education impact of three schools having major extension schemes or moving to new buildings and changes to facilities for sports playing fields and other related matters

2017: King's College Binfield  Supporting the  ICT design for this this innovative 4-18 'all-through' school which will cater for 1,800 students

2017 : Independent Review of Admissions and Pupil numbers: Providing independent analysis of pupil numbers / birth rates / admissions within a local authority to support the case for requiring / not requiring a new school

2017 : Polish British School, Warsaw, Poland: Delivering CPD on the British National Curriculum, assessment, planning and monitoring

2017 : Croydon : Working the support group hoping to open a new school, with a review of admission numbers. future population projections, student movement etc.

2017 : King's Group Academies : Working with this multi academy trust to help prepare for the opening on King's Academy, Binfield

2017 : Architecture and Design Scotland: Supporting the development of Digital rich learning spaces  

2017 : New Pupil Referral Unit : Write Education Design Brief for a new PRU and support the school during the design process

2017 : King's College Alicante and King's College Elche : Review of learning environment and health and safety issues, as well as reviewing new school building

2017 : Mott MacDonald,  Contributing to review of modular aspects of design of new learning spaces.

2017 : The Chatmore British International School : Second visit this year to review expansion progress and set action plans

2017 : College of North West London, Supporting the master plan development with the client

2017 : Edron Academy, Mexico City,  Followup visit to review ICT development and CPD on staff appraisal systems

2017 : Brecon High School, Supporting the contractor design this new school

2017 : Maadi British International School, Egypt : Supporting the school plan a strategic approach to expansion

2017 : New 10 storey free school - Bromley : Supporting the developer design this innovative school

2017 : Bidding - new school projects : Supporting contractors bidding on several new projects - ongoing..

2017 : Hollydale Primary School : Education Design Brief

2017: Chatmore British International School, Bermuda : Supporting a school expansion project

2016 : King's Group Academy : Supporting Academy leadership development

2016 : FE College expansion Scheme (London) : Working with architects on an FE expansion scheme- not identified for confidentiality reasons

2016 : Speaking events : Speaking at numerous conference events, including: Education, Construction Network, Museum of Architecture education event, ITT celebration event etc

2016 : Edron Academy, Mexico City  : leading a four day workshop in developing their 5 Year ICT strategy

2016 : ATAM Academy: Working with BAM through the design process for this new Academy

2016 : Guildford, UTC : Working with Galliford Try through the design process for this new UTC

2016 : Cardiff - New School in the West: Working with Cardiff CC in leading stakeholder engagements  in identifying priorities for the new secondary school

2016 : EUN ENABLE Evaluation  : Working with the EUN ENABLE project providing an independent evaluation of the project underway

2016 : Supporting Free School submissions Working with 2016 : Supporting Free School submissions Working wng Learning in writing and supporting new Free School bids for an academy chain.

2016 : EUN - Evaluating EUN ENABLE online programme  Evaluating the effectiveness of the online ENABLE anti bullying programme across the EU. 

2016 : 2016 : Knockroon New Campus  Project, Scotland - Working with architects: Sheppard Robson and schools   in developing a large additional shared campus scheme.

2016 : Strule New Campus  Project, Northern Ireland - Working with schools, the NI Government and contractors in developing a large additional shared campus scheme.

2016 : Eagle Farm Primary School- Working with Milton Keynes Council and Willmott Dixon in providing education advice for the design of a new 3 f.e. primate school.

2016 : Royal Borough of Greenwich- Writing a new Education Design Brief for a new 3.f.e. primary school building

2016 : Great Western Academy - Working with contractors bidding for a new large secondary Free School project

2016 : Eagle Farm Primary School - Providing education advice to the design process for a new school building

2016 : Modern Governor : Working with this online resource company to create new modules specifically for international schools prepare for inspection

2016 ; London Borough of Southwark - writing Education Design Briefs for new primary school building and new Pupil Referral Unit buildings 

2016 : NorthWest London College - Education Design Advice for new campus building

2016 : Free School bid support - working with Connecting Learning and ATT

2016 : Knockroon Campus, East Ayrshire, Scotland  - Education design / ICT support for this major new education project

2016 ; Excell3 - Providing financial advice for Free School bid

2016 : Strule Campus, Northern Ireland - Providing education design support as well as ICT advice

2016 : King's Group Academies - Supporting their work to open new academies in the UK

2015 - 2016 : Eastern High school, Cardiff - Education design support for the new school building, governance support and training as well as ICT visioning advice 

2015 / 2016 : Knightsbridge Schools International - Developing a series of Schedules of Accommodation for potential new schools around the world

2015 : Portsmouth UTC - Education design advice to new building

2015 : Kings College, Panama - Pre ISI inspection workshops

2015 : King's College Schools - Murcia & Alicante Pre inspection preparation and workshops

2015 : Future schools - Co-Editor and contributor to new RIBA book 'Future Schools - Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings'

2015 : LL Primary Free School - Wrote and designed education section of Free school bid.

2015 ; Milton Keynes - Asked to support the Local Authority with the development of an additional two new school schemes

2015 - June / July  winning numerous bids to support the design of a major new all through school (Birmingham: King Solomon International Business School (Skanska), Wolverhampton: New Sikh Free School (Skanska), Crewe: New UTC (BAM), Sheffield: New UTC (BAM), Slough, Ditton Park Academy (Galliford Try), Bracknell Forest: Binfield Learning Village, (Morgan Sindall)   

2o15 - Qatar Academy - successful bid to bid major extension for Qatar Academy, the flagship academy for the Qatar Foundation

2015 Chosen by Qatar Foundation as preferred Education Planner for new school projects

2015 - Ruth Gorse Free School - working successfully with BAM providing education advice for this bid for the largest Free School in the UK

2015 - King's Group - Leading Academy and Free School work in the UK for this leading international school group

2015 : International school preparation for International School Inspection for schools in Spain (Alicante and Murcia) and Panama

2015 : New College Swindon Free School - Wrote and designed education section of successful Free school bid.  Winning status confirmed by DfE.

2015 - Knightsbridge Schools International - development of generic schedules of accommodation fo several different size schools

2015: New School design support - working with Milton Keynes Local authority and Willmott Dixon  on six new school projects

2015 - Malorees infants and Junior School - supporting and advising on the expanion project to expand and link the infants and junior school.

2015: London Borough of Southwark: Continuing to support design aspect of  Keyworth, Phoenix, and Bellenden primary schools.

2014: Transforming School Environments - working with Connecting Learning on a whole Academy Professional Development Day in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

2014: New schools bid Win - working with BAM Construction Ltd we have been successful in winning a £38million project for four new school building projects in Hull and East Riding.  (see News section)

2014: Primary School Design Project - Writing the Education Design Brief for a new 3 form entry primary school project with Studio Egret West architects.

2014: ICT Vision Workshops and Reports  - for two new build primary school projects - London Borough of Southwark

2014: EUN - Evaluation Project - as part of our role on the EUN Evalustion Framework, we have just completed an EUN evaluation of the EU Living Schools Lab project 

2014: Primary School Design Support - Providing education support throughout the design process for five new primary school projects in the London Borough of Southwark - including total new build, expansion and refurbishment projects. 

2014: Priority Schools Bids - Educationalists for three Priority Schools Bids, working with BAM construction company.  (Yorkshire, Midlands and Hull & East Riding)

2014: Governing Body Support Project - for a primary school considering doubling in size from 2 form entry to four four entry

2014 - Free School Education Support -  Education Advisors for Free School Application for the Great Western Free School, working with New College, Swindon. 

2014: School Bid Projects - Education Advisors to construction giants: Galliford Try and architects; Scott Brownrigg bidding to win a tender process  to build two new primary schools and two secondary extension schemes in the London Borough of Redbridge.  We are also bidding with construction company BAM on a bidding process for a number of new schools in the north of England.  

2014: Gratnells 'Learning Rooms' Project - Working with Gratnells to develop a new online project based on developing ideal learning rooms in schools 

2014: London Design and Engineering University Technical College - Commissioned to write Education Vision and Education Design Brief for major  sponsors; Thames Water and the University of East London. with ongoing support.  

2014 Woodard Academies Trust - Undertaking education visioning work, and evidencing demand for a new Free School in Feltham with St George's Church. 

2013- onwards Editors - Learning Spaces - the-learning-crowd have taken over the editoriship of the online magazine 'Learning Spaces' - the second edition comes out in February

2013 London Borough of Southwark - Writing ten Educational Design Briefs for new build, extension and refurbishment primary school schemes

2013 Educate Together - working on Academy Bids with this Irish Education Company

2013 - 2014 Kings College School, Madrid - Preparing for Inspection workshops, and CPD sessions during the course of four visits 

2013 - onwards;  EU Schoolsnet - selected as Framework contractor for evaluation of EU funded education projects

2013 - onwards: Learning Spaces - Editorship of this on-line publication deidcated to learning environments

2013 - onwards: Knightsbridge School International - creation of generic Education Design Briefs, reflecting KSI vision 

2013 - 2014: Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College (Surrey) New Build Project - Consultant Educationalist role for design process

2013 Albion Primary School, (London)  - New Build Project

2013 - 2014 Tottenham University Technical College (London) - New Build Project / Chair of Design Group

2013 - ongoing: Knightsbridge Schools International (Mauritius) - New Build all through private international School - Education Design Brief (Architects: HOK) 

Rainbow School (Beyond Autism Charity) - Report on School Premises and Priorities for Action

Malorees Infants / Junior Schools (London) - Expansion Scheme

Suklaa (UK) - Blue Sky Classrooms concept development and implementation

NETGEAR (UK) - Educational Consultancy and BETT Show Support 

Langbourne Primary School (Southwark) - Extension and Refurbisment Scheme (Architects: Architype)

Barry Island Primary School (Wales) - Innovative Learning Area extension scheme

Cardinal Pole School (London) - Support Staff restructure report and proposals

VS Education Furniture (Germany) - Introduction to schools catalogues

College Merthyr Tydfil - trouble shooting science lab designs

Lyndhurst Primary School (London) - Extension and Refurbisment Scheme (Architects: Cottrell & Vermeulen)

International School of London (London and Surrey) - Expansion and Refurbishment Scheme (Architects: ASK PLanning)

Gloucester Primary and Cherry Gardens SEN School Co-location (London)  Co-location /New Build / Refurbishment Scheme  (Architects: Curl la Tourelle)

The College Merthyr Tydfil, (Wales) - redevelopment of new Science Department proposals

London Borough of Southwark (Expansion Options review of 75 Primary schools)

Sadarah Secondary School,  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - New build project - design proposal troubleshooting (Archiects:  Germany)

Southwark Park Primary School (London) - Refurbishment / New Build scheme

Class of Your Own (UK) - Contribution to curriculum development of 'Design, Engineer Construct' curriculum

Welsh Government: Heads of the the Valleys Education Project - Report and Action Plan on transformation of learning in the HOVEP

Newlands (formerly Bredinghurst) EBD School (Peckham) - new build project (Archiects: Wright amnd Wright)

SILS 3 - Pupil Referral Unit, (London) Total Refurbishment project (Architects: Cottrell & Vermeulen)

American Creativity Academy, (Kuwait) - consultancy / report on expansion options and phasing for this private international school

St Saviours and St Olaves C of E Girls School (London) - Extension and Refurbishment Project (Architects: The AoC)

St Micheals and All Angels Academy, Camberwell (London) - New Build Project (Architects: AHMM)

Stevenson High School (Chicago, USA) - Professional development / workshops on potential sceince labratory designs)  (OwP/P - Cannon Design, Chicago)

Highshore SEN School (Peckham)  - New Build project (Architects: AHMM)

Notre Dame R C Girls School (London) - Extension and refurbishment project (Architects: Cottrell & Vermeulen)

St Ambrose R C School (Manchester) - New Build project  (JM Architects)

BSF Projects (UK): Sandwell, Blackburn, Hull, Ealing, Hertfordshire, Derby City, Oldham - Multiple new build projects (Architects - multiple)

Clifton Hunter High School, (Cayman Islands) with designs for John Gray High School, Beulah Smith High School, George Town Primary School) - New Build Projects  (Architects: Fielding Nair International, (Minneapolis)  for concept work, Cannon Design (Chicago)