This visual and performing arts specialist college is situated in Lozells near Birmingham city centre and serves an area of economic disadvantage. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is well above average. Nearly all students are from minority ethnic backgrounds, predominantly of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin. The majority of students do not speak English as their first language. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is a lot higher than the national average, the majority of whom having moderate learning difficulties.

The Award submission video

Notes about this video

Look at how the school capitalises on the technologies available in terms of enhancing teaching and learning across the curriculum by linking flexible an moveable resources with fixed items such as interactive whiteboards and projectors.

Reflect on the impact of peer assessment approaches on students’ understanding of what is being taught and their own learning.