Clydebank High School
How do learning spaces support learner voice and choice?
A key priority for West Dunbartonshire Council is to make sure that the schools make the best use of the available spaces. Clydebank High School is a large school developed through Public Private Partnership (PPP). There is a perception that PPP schools can’t be personalised or changed. The focus of this project was to support learners to re-imagine spaces that support health and wellbeing, and to test what is possible.
A group of pupils and teachers developed a strategy for change. They engaged with the PPP partners to test the priorities for the school. The learners gathered evidence around circulation, materials, health and safety and adaptability.
In each test the priority that emerged was the need for choice. Testing prototype spaces in the school showed that this was possible. This evidence was available to decision-makers and reflected the learner’s voice.