A year ago it was a blank space. Now, it is home to our new build. The impressive edifice is home to English and maths as well as a bespoke teacher training facility.
The classrooms have been built based on the latest evidence about how children learn best. The whole of the front wall in each class is an classic-style whiteboard. And the interactive boards are the latest 4k resolution models with excellent visibility for the whole classroom.
Part of the building’s top floor is a dedicated teacher training facility. Our SCITT goes from strength to strength and we are training 36 teachers this year. As they train they will be able to look out over the local area and, on the horizon, the centre of Birmingham.
Pupils VisitI applied to see the site as I used to be very passionate about architecture and I saw it as a great opportunity to get myself back into it. Seeing the blueprints and being able to realise how everything goes together visually got me considering the profession again, especially as the logistics of why each room is placed where it is and how it affects the structure were almost intriguing. Furthermore, seeing the small things that people wouldn’t notice in a building such as the air ventilation and where the service pipes/cables go to keep them accessible and out the way, makes you think about how hard it actually is to plan a whole building structure. The new site looks great in all honesty, with bigger rooms then the current maths ones and extra spaces for glass rooms. The layout is also better with less distractions as the rooms have been thought out much better, with the teacher having clear view of the whole class. Besides, the new building will have two new glass boxes which makes it especially easier for sixth formers to study together during the frees. Overall, this was a great opportunity both for my education and future. Can gladly say that I’ve learned quite a bit about the real world and how the things we’re covering right now in maths and physics fits into it.
Written By Dominik Szmyt
You can view the new build progress HERE.
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