Commenting on the news today (Thursday) that another 40 schools and colleges have been identified by the Department for Education as having reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), UNISON head of education Mike Short said:
“This will only add to the uncertainty and anxiety already being felt by pupils, parents and staff.
“Despite promises to keep all those with an interest in the state of schools updated on the extent of the dangerous crumbly concrete, ministers seem intent on keeping everyone in the dark.
“Instead of perpetual chaos, the government must get a grip. That means investigating each case properly, fixing any structures putting pupils and staff at risk, and giving schools clear guidance on what they should be doing.”
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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