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Pathfinder school
empowered by ICT
Local authorities that are not due to begin the BSF programme until its later stages have
the opportunity to participate in the One School Pathfinder (OSP) programme, which
allows them to select one pathfinder secondary school under their remit and provide
funding of between £20m and £30m for rebuilding or refurbishment.
boiler, photovoltaic panels and a rainwater
I
N 2006, the Royal Borough of Kingston- services. Using the same card in the
upon-Thames identified Chessington harvesting tank. There is also an energy school and the community was a
Community College, an 11 – 18 co- education system in place to allow pupils deliberate attempt to encourage
educational school, as having the to monitor the building’s energy use and students to use the community
greatest need for improvement. It was gain a greater understanding on how the resources, such as local libraries and
subsequently awarded a £23m grant and facilities are powered. recreational facilities.”
last year became the first OSP to open. As an ICT-enabled school, Chessington
Kingston is largely a high achieving Integrated Community College allows for a more
borough with standards in many schools The success of the project Kemp flexible environment, David Kemp believes.
above the national average. In contrast attributes to the “robust partnerships” “Our solutions allow for an element of
to a number of these schools, the College has developed with the ongoing ICT refresh, which enables the
Chessington Community Colllege supports authority and consultants, the building technology to evolve alongside pedagogy
some of the most disaffected students and design contractors and, not least, and school building design. The College
living in the most deprived pocket of the ICT contractor. “We partnered with has moved from being fixed and
Kingston. “The OSP programme has Ramesys, an established ICT provider to inflexible, in terms of ICT and buildings,
provided a once in a lifetime opportunity education, to provide our entire ICT to a new high-tech learning environment
to shape the environment in which our offering, of which there are a number of boasting mobile, wireless and
students will learn for years to come,” highly innovative and exciting features,” personalised technologies.
says principal David Kemp. “A number of he explains. “With an investment topping
our facilities were over 50 years old and £1 million, the technological resources
www.ramesys.com
unfit for purpose. However the new build that are integrated throughout the
is incredibly inspiring; it is futuristic from college are state-of-the-art, from cashless
a structural and technology perspective, catering and video conferencing to laptops
and is aesthetically appealing.” and SMART Board interactive whiteboards.
The teaching facilities at the Community “Furthermore, a sophisticated
College branch off from a large atrium integrated card system enables every
that provides natural light to all central pupil and member of staff to carry just
areas. From here there are many facilities one card that operates many facilities,
such as a multi-use games area, 150-seat from the security gates in reception to
theatre, café area and dance studio. the tills in the canteen and it also allows
Sustainable features include a biomass pupils access to other local authority
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