Bexhill High School in East Sussex is a mixed comprehensive with 1,517 students. In 2010, the school relocated to a new £38 million building, under the Labour Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme. The grant was awarded to help the local council achieve its vision for 21st century education, providing high quality academic education in new state-of-the-art buildings.
Principal, Mike Conn, was keen to create a life changing opportunity for the children of Bexhill. Seated in ‘communities’ set around the outside of the school’s massive central atrium pupils learn in ‘pods’, with the subject teacher rather than the student moving between the pods each time a new lesson begins. All have access to the schools new Life Learning Cloud from UniServity - a dynamic web 3.0 cloud-based learning platform, which uses semantic technology to conduct intelligent analysis based on the interests, strengths and priorities of the user, to ‘push’ pertinent information to student’s desktops, helping the school to provide 21st century learning for each and every pupil. The focus is very much on the learner.
The Life Learning Cloud has proven to be particularly useful in supporting the innovative new curriculum at the school where 40 percent is dedicated to Discoveries, including science, technology and maths; 40 percent is dedicated to Culture and Communication, including English, modern languages and humanities and 20 percent to Wellbeing including the arts and sports.
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