PSBP Announcement and BCSE's Statement
A few hours ago a Ministerial statement was made about the Priority Schools Building Programme. The key messages from this statement are below. We will be holding a Members Only Twilight next week to discuss this. To book tickets for this please email Suzanne For a full copy of the statement please see here.
For a full list of schools in the PSBP please see the following link.
Commenting on the announcement on Priority Schools Building Programme by Michael Gove today (May 24), Nusrat Faizullah, CEO of the British Council for School Environments, said:
"It's great to finally see that some schools, at least, will be replaced or refurbished under the Priority School Building Programme.
"It's also good to see that schools in the very worst condition will be fast-tracked; we hope there will be a clear and simple process to ensure this happens quickly.
"But this is only a beginning. Hundreds of schools have lost out after being told by the previous government their schools will be rebuilt; they too must have their building needs addressed.
"To make the next steps a success, Government must ensure it gets the very best value for money from each pound. The procurement approach will be key to make that happen -- we must learn from the bureaucratic mistakes of BSF and focus on playing to the strength and skills of the school design and construction industry.
"New or refurbished schools must be built to a decent standard and built to last, or we end up storing trouble for future generations of teachers and children."