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Case study: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO)

Since the inaugural concert in 1920, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar, the CBSO has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation, performing to over 300,000 people a year. As the resident orchestra of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the CBSO … Continue reading

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Not just a pretty space

It was great to be invited to talk as part of Radi! in Riga this time last week.  You can see why it is the current European Capital of Culture.  Beautiful varied architecture, hundreds of special events – culture in … Continue reading

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ENGAGE ABC

One of the things that makes being part of changing cultures so exciting – and, we believe, so innovative – is how our beliefs and values drive our business model. We started discussing what our main focus might be for this year’s … Continue reading

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Book Store or Story Share?

Yes – I was in a school with which I have a close relationship recently, and the Head Teacher was showing me some of the changes to the overall school layout and environment that had happened over the summer.

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Roles and Responsibilities in the Classroom – Who’s Doing the Real Work?

changing cultures have an ongoing project in a very successful Coventry secondary school. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school wanted to look at how it could support its most Able, Gifted and Talented students, increasing the ownership of their learning.  We … Continue reading

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Thinking about displaying something?

Why? After my blog post last week I have had a number of conversations and messages about display.  Well, it’s got my fingers tapping again.

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Does your environment enhance good Teaching and Learning?

Décor and colour is a subjective area. One persons taste may not be to another’s. When it comes to communal spaces it can be difficult to suit everyone and many plump for ‘magnolia’ as a neutral non offensive pallet that … Continue reading

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