Government must come clean over scale of crumbly concrete in schools


Number of schools with Raac rises to 174

Responding to the announcement today (Tuesday) that the number of confirmed cases of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in schools in England has increased to 174, UNISON head of education Mike Short said:

“Many involved in education suspect ministers still aren’t revealing the true scale of this growing problem.

“At-risk schools remain in the dark as they wait for inspections. This is simply not good enough.

“Ministers must come clean, be honest with parents and staff, and give schools clear guidance about what they should do, not leave them stuck in limbo.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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