Planning Learning Spaces in Practice

Planning Learning Spaces

For schools that want to improve their learning environments, but need support with the process of change, help is at hand from the team behind the best-selling book Planning Learning Spaces

Our project approach


The Planning Learning Spaces in Practice Design Framework helps schools to translate their educational vision into learning space design principles. Schools are guided through a reflective process, building the link between curriculum and design through a structured framework. We work with lead staff and other appropriate stakeholders through a series of workshops, which can be delivered online or in person.

Target audience

The process builds consensus throughout the teaching staff and the wider school community to support sustained change, empowering schools to be creators of a new, ongoing relationship between pedagogy and space.

The project is ideal for schools wanting to refurbish existing learning environments or design new spaces that actively support their learning goals.

Core team

Regional implementation team may vary depending on project and region

Terry White

Terry White

Project Co-Director, Co-Author of PLS and Chairman of a4le

Bhavini Pandya

Bhavini Pandya

Project Co-Director and Gratnells Learning Rooms Leader

Professor Peter Barrett

Professor Peter Barrett

Author of 'The Clever Classroom Report', Project research and evaluation.

Sandra Jenkins MNZM

Sandra Jenkins MNZM

Research and Development and New Zealand Lead Project Facilitator

We would be delighted to help your school with our Planning Learning Spaces in practice process.  If you contact us first we can discuss the best approach that would suit your school and give you a cost depending on the level of service that would suit you best.




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