The Hadley Learning Community opened on the 1st September 2006 and is located in the community of Hadley in central Telford. HLC is a £70 million PFI project, in partnership with Interserve that represents a major investment by the Brorough of Telford & Wrekin Council in creating a 21st Century learning campus.
The HLC is unique in providing education in three phases as well as extensive community facilities for sport, the arts and life-long learning. The campus consists of: an 1100 place secondary school for 11-16 year olds; a 420 place primary school with a 64 place Nursery; a 160 place special school for children with severe and profound disabilities (co-location of the Bridge School): a Childrens’ Centre and ABC Nursery; Community Facilities for Sports, Arts, Lifelong Learning and a Public Library.
An entire staff was recruited and an innovative cross phase curriculum has been developed for this blueprint for the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme.
Watch Hadley Learning Community videos
Note: The first video follows the school’s principal as she makes crucial design decisions about how the school should be built.) Accompanying videos on the Teachers TV website explore various aspects of the Hadley Learning Community in more detail, including: curriculum development, community connections, staffing and special education at the school.
Visit the Hadley Learning Community website.
As children spend more time in structured learning environments ...they feel comfortable in settings where things are structured and controlled. In contrast, a more open and risky environment intimidates them... [in this way] we are creating a potentially dangerous disconnect between the learning environments we are providing for children and the economy we are creating for them to enter into as adults.
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