Latest Government update on RAAC in school
Commenting on today’s update showing a further 17 more confirmed schools with RAAC, taking the total to 231, Daniel Kebede, General Secrtetary of the National Education Union, said;
“As the number of schools with RAAC continues to grow there is still no coherent plan by Government to plan or even a commitment to remove RAAC from schools. The data provided by the Government is also poor in that it lacks information about how many schools have suspected RAAC, and there is no acknowledgement anywhere of the number of schools which have discovered asbestos as part of the RAAC identification or removal process.
‘Asbestos should be known about via the survey and managed.
‘At the Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced capital spending would be frozen in cash terms so there is even less money to deal with this national scandal.
‘It is beyond belief that this Government finds it acceptable for children, young people and school staff to have to work and learn in buildings that are not safe or fit for purpose”.