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The chronicles of a therapeutic classroom: How much does it cost?

So far this year, Shahana Knight has had a great response to her therapeutic classroom diary, but readers are asking one question above all others – how much does it cost?
Transformation: The classroom at Shevington Vale Primary School in Wigan after the therapeutic makeover (image: supplied) -

 The therapeutic classroom is a growing concept at the moment, but my dream is that this will be come the new expected standard for UK classrooms.

This is not about becoming the latest fad, but it is about creating a new normal, raising standards and offering a better learning environment for children across the board.


The recurring problem of chairs

As regular readers will know, I have been working with Shevington Vale Primary School in Wigan to create a therapeutic classroom for their year 3 students. In preparing for the project, I interviewed some of the pupils and most of them told me how uncomfortable the chairs were – this was a recurring issue.

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