All too often these days the news carries worrying details of schools being put under
increasing pressure to perform. Not only from a results perspective, but also from a financial
perspective. Teachers are under pressure to provide dedicated teaching to all students, with
appropriate attention given to students with additional needs.
Headteachers are under pressure to provision the correct resource for both teachers and
pupils. While the attention and opportunities available for children with additional needs is
certainly great news, finding the resources can be extremely challenging. Appropriating the
teaching resource is only one issue, another issue is finding a physical space that suits the
needs of all concerned.
Many schools are struggling to find classroom space to use for assisting students with
additional needs. Urban schools may not have the space to build additional classrooms, and
rural schools may not have the budget for building new teaching spaces. Of course, the
same challenges apply to all schools.
One solution to the challenge of finding additional teaching space sees schools turning to
converted shipping containers. A shipping container that has been converted into a teaching
space is warm, secure, and can be easily sited wherever most convenient. If the initial
placement proves to be impractical it is relatively simple to move.
For many years, schools and education authorities have looked to a popular brand of
temporary building (legally we can’t mention the name, but we’re sure you know the brand
we mean). Converted shipping containers have many advantages over traditional ‘mobile’
buildings. They are surprisingly good value, incredibly secure, vandal-proof and stay draft-
free and watertight for many years more than a temporary building made from wood.
Shipping containers, converted into classrooms for one-to-one support spaces, offer a very
viable, and long-term cost effective alternative to traditional temporary mobile buildings.
Call us today on 0800 121 7388 or get in touch via our contact page.
We would love to explore ways we can help you meet the challenges of finding extra space in your school.