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Messages mark start of construction of new SEMH school

Partners working on a new specialist school in Brockworth have all penned a message onto the steel frame of the school.

Representatives of E G Carter & Co Ltd were joined by Gloucestershire County Council, Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust and Robotham Architects, as they each wrote a message onto the steel frame of the new social, emotional and mental health school.

The event gave a chance for each of the client and design team to write a heartfelt message that will forever sit on the roof of the new steel frame.

Sam Carter, Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd, said: "We are delighted to be able to celebrate this significant milestone at Brockworth SEMH. To see the steel frame erected is very exciting, as we can all now see the building start to take shape. This event is a great way to acknowledge this phase of the project."

The new school on Mill Lane is due to open in September 2022 and will have capacity for up to 80 children aged 11 to 16 from across the county. The school will mainly cater for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, but will also support children with autism and speech, language and communication needs.

The building is designed to include a variety of enhanced environmental measures, including solar panels on the roof of the school.

Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member for economy, education and skills at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "It was a privilege to be able to leave my own personal mark on this new school.

"The new school will create much-needed special school spaces for children in Gloucestershire, and allow them to have the high quality of education they deserve, in a way that is suited to their needs and closer to home."

The school will be run by the Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust, which has extensive experience in supporting children with these complex special educational needs and disabilities and in delivering high quality inclusive education.

The new school is due to open in September 2022.

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