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how a modern makeover breathed new life and learning into a lovely victorian school in Essex

download detailed pdf of the whole project to print or view

We know so much, now, about the small details that add up to a lot when they are all put together to make better learning - the aggregation of marginal gains.

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This project brought together a local authority, Essex, a community, Fingringhoe in Essex and a host of contractors to "do their bit" in the project. The real expertise of the contractors, the commitment of Essex LA (county officers gave their own time to paint and help), the agency of the children, the excitement of their teachers and the wonderful leadership of their then head, Suzy Ryan all combined to make a remarkable difference. Suzy offered at one stage a simple diagram showing the impact this one classroom had had across the community.

Too much detail - really valuable insights too - for just a web page. Download the project report to read on-screen or print.



professor stephen heppell
this page last updated on 8th march 2021