If your classrooms are running low on space then your school can enjoy the benefits of modular builds. But it is not just the physical space issue schools are faced with. The more pupils there are in a class, the more attention is required by the teacher. Studies have shown that the UK is in the top 5 countries in the world for lawfully large class sizes. This means that a great number of our children are not getting the direct attention they need at a pivotal time of their education and development.
The growth of pupil numbers is not just a temporary thing. As the population rises there is more cause for space in schools. Between 2014 and 2015 the number of early years through to year two pupils rose by 5%. This is a rise of 96,000 pupils across the country! On average we are looking at 6 more pupils per the 16,800 state primary schools across the UK, a big risk on hindering children’s education.
So, What is the Solution?
Children require attention, especially when they are still developing their way of learning. By reducing the numbers of pupils per class teachers gain back the ability to monitor every child more carefully. This allows them to help them on a one-on-one basis. It is proven that this improves academic achievement through the closer relationships teachers and their pupils. A teacher can then learn their pupil’s strengths, weaknesses and learning styles.
Providing more space in schools to spread the numbers per class will see to the issues they are facing. Understandably, a whole new traditional building is a big commitment on time and money, not to mention the sacrifice of space on school grounds while it is turned into a construction site. Modular builds avoid all of these negatives.
Forget the Stress of Construction Sites
The process of modular builds is fast. This means we will have your new build up and ready to use in 50% of the time of a traditional building. This is due to construction of the build itself taking place off-site. While this goes on any necessary ground work can be laid on-site, but ultimately time spent working on school grounds is greatly reduced. Buildings for Schools even offer a turnkey service meaning we take care of everything past your approval of designs. The addition of a modular building provides schools the opportunity to customise the space however necessary to deal with large numbers of pupils they are dealing with.
Whether extra space is required in the classroom itself, a new dining hall or even a gym is required the advantages of extra space makes modular the most cost-effective choice. It isn’t uncommon for schools to recruit more teachers and assistants in order to see to all of the pupils. While this is also a great solution the staff room can start to look cosy. Why not add a secondary staff room to your grounds? The possibilities are endless.