GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Construction

Construction, at Glyn School, provides learners with a broad introduction to the different trades involved in the sector and the range of career opportunities available. Students will develop valuable practical skills that translate directly to careers in the construction industry. Students will develop an understanding of important aspects of being safe when working and how construction projects are developed. Our students will be able to make an informed choice about possible career opportunities post-16.

Head of Design Technology Mr M Toye M.Toye@glynschool.org

 

Year 9 sequence of lessons

Year 1 deals with the carpentry module of unit 2. This is the longest module in terms of time and one of the trickier elements due to the complexity of the build. It also requires longer to introduce the student to the nature of the paperwork that needs to be completed and takes them longer to produce the work. The year is sectioned up to start the students with practical practice joints before allowing them to move onto the actual project. This allows for all the common misconceptions to be identified early on and correct modelling to allow fully formed and correct technique to occur. Paperwork is divided up so that students are able to produce detailed work based on the knowledge they have learned during the build. Paperwork is strongly connected to the build so they have to be able to progress the build with knowledge before they can attempt the paperwork. TIme is built ijnto the end of the year to allow for improvements to the existing work as student skills are inevitably better at the end of the year.

 

Half Term 1 - Carpentry

Windowframe and associated construction paperwork.

Method statement/Tool lists..

Practise joints, working with procesion and marking out correctly. Introduction to carpentry tools.

 

Half Term 2 - Carpentry

Windowframe and associated construction paperwork.

Risk assessment.

Cutting and joint formation. Strategies for achieving accuracy.

 

Half Term 3 - Carpentry

Windowframe and associated construction paperwork.

Method Statement.

 

Half Term 4 - Carpentry

Windowframe and associated construction paperwork.

Pricing and costing the job - looking for suppliers and working out quantities.

 

Half Term 5 - General construction knowledge

Further carpentry and quality control.

 

Half Term 6 - General construction knowledge

Further carpentry.

Revist and improve existing paperwork.

 

 

Year 10 sequence of lessons

Year 2: Students will either undertake brickwork or plumbing in this year. More is achieved because the paperwork for these sections is the same format as for carpentry. Students have, therefore, a good understanding of the structure of the work here. The year is sectioned up to start the students with practical practise joints before allowing them to move onto the actual project. This allows for all the common misconceptions to be identified early on and correct modelling to allow fully formed and correct technique to occur. Paperwork is divided up so that students are able to produce detailed work based on the knowledge they have learned during the build. This year also introduces the first examination - the health and safety exam. Some of this is covered through the production of risk assessments for the practical work. A term is required to deliver ethe knowledge and practise the examination style questions. Half term 6 is used to improve any written work, after the Health and Safety examination.

 

Half Term 1 - Plumbing or Bricklaying and associated paperwork

Method Statement, tools list, Risk Assessment.

 

Half Term 2 - Plumbing or Bricklaying and associated paperwork

Quality control sheet.

Costings.

 

Half Term 3,4 and 5 - Health and Safety Examination theory and revision

 

Half Term 6 - Further general construction knowledge: plumbing or bricklaying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11 Sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Plumbing or Bricklaying and associated paperwork

Half Term 2 - Plumbing or Bricklaying and associated paperwork

Half Term 3 - Planning and Building Practice Theory

Half Term 4 - Planning and Building Practice Theory

Half Term 5 - Planning and Building Practice Theory

Half Term 6 - Planning and Building Practice Theory