Gareth Long




Gareth’s whole career has been based around education. He has specialised in supporting school design projects throughout the UK and in many countries internationally for many years. He is known for creating the highest quality Education Design Briefs and working with the design teams from the concept idea through to detailed planning stages on many highly recognised school designs.

Gareth brings a wealth of knowledge and a dynamic approach to many areas of education.  He worked in schools for years, becoming a ‘trouble-shooting’ Headteacher of several secondary schools in the UK and one abroad.

Gareth established ‘the-learning-crowd’ education consultancy thirteen years ago.  The team considers of several  senior education advisers working with many organisations, (schools, school groups, international groups, local authorities, architects and major construction companies), advising on a range of significant education building projects throughout the UK.  Recent international work has involved projects in Bermuda, Egypt, France, Greece, Kosovo, Qatar, Slovakia and Spain.

Gareth is the only person in the UK to have achieved the USA Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) status. He is one of just six Education Planners globally to be recommended by Qatar Foundation (QF) to support the design of new QF school projects.

Before establishing the-learning-crowd he was also the Strategic Development Advisor (Education) to the Minister of Education, Cayman Islands.

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