With increased pressures on school places and budgets, schools need to constantly adapt to ever-increasing demands. A full school redevelopment or extension will rarely be possible, so ensuring that you can optimise your space to full advantage, while using your budget in the most cost effective manner will allow you to stay ahead and remain flexible.
Directions and signs are helpful to all and invaluable to those with particular needs and language barriers. Your signage should be clear, with simple symbols, fonts and colour codes. Consider positioning your signs slightly lower so that they’re easily read by people of all heights and those in wheelchairs.
With tight budgets it’s tempting to favour inexpensive, poor-quality design. But with wear and tear a fact of school life, more durable paints and products are more cost effective and will keep your spaces looking better for longer.
Children love to write on desks walls and desks - and not because it’s naughty! Harness the habit with writable surfaces, encouraging more collaborative learning and pupils engaging with their work and each other.