Block Y, the main Teaching block, provides English, Maths, Languages and ICT Classrooms, together with Science Laboratories on the top floor and ICT Clusters in communal spaces allowing additional flexible computing resource.
The special school block provides specialist teaching accommodation for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders together with life skills spaces and therapy spaces including hydrotherapy pool, light and dark sensory rooms, soft play and nursing/therapy support.
Facing a major issue of a bulge in population the Authority had to quickly address the need for additional pupil places and this required anything between one and two extra forms of entry at each school.
The existing occupancy of the mid ‘80s Hailsham HQ is 234 staff accommodated in cellular offices, recently implemented new ways of working arrangements and adhoc open plan office arrangement. The existing layouts are dominated by personal and local storage furniture. Accessibility and visibility of the reception is poor, internal circulation is labyrinthine. Internal partitioning limits the amount of cross ventilation and inhibits social interaction and flexibility which is central to the ethos of new ways of working.