Creating Spaces for SEN Pupils

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We are excited to share with you Hoare Lea’s latest podcast episode of ‘Exploration’, Calm & Connection – Creating Spaces for SEN Pupils.

This month host Andrew Bullmore is joined by Zane Putne, Senior Architect at Noviun Architects, and Rama Venchard, Director at Silica Associates to discuss the evolving needs of SEN schools.

Creating Spaces for SEN Pupils

Rama Venchard, Director at Silica Associates

Together they explore how Special Educational Needs (SEN) school design can create dedicated environments that allow pupils to feel safe, learn about their emotions, and develop life skills.






To listen to the episode in full visit the website here:

Creating Spaces for SEN Pupils

Creating Spaces for SEN Pupils

This follows on from a feature in their latest edition of ‘Exploare’ Magazine in which Zane was asked to give a feature on the challenges we face in designing SEN Schools in the wake of Covid –

During the past year or so, it’s been important to re-assess and reflect on the best approach to school design for children, staff, parents and the community. While many students were keen to go back to their school to re-gain social interaction, for SEN pupils who stayed home, this came with increased anxiety. These pupils have also been more susceptible to mental health issues due to the loss of the structured school day.

You can read the full article titled ‘ Every Child’s Potential’ here:

Andy is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice digital strategy.

Andy is heavily involved in the Information Management delivery within the office and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the management of information processes within a BIM environment on all projects across the practice.