Eight unions and the NGA call on the Prime Minister to invest £4.4bn+ per year to get a grip on the school buildings crisis

ASCL, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, GMB, UNISON, Unite, Community and the National Governance Association have today written to the Prime Minister pointing out the need for urgent action to ensure that the school estate is upgraded and made safe for education in the 21st century.
The RAAC crisis in schools has highlighted the wider issue of the chronic underfunding of our school buildings, which has left many unsafe and no longer fit for purpose.
There needs to be a commitment in the Autumn Statement from Rishi Sunak's Government to invest at least an extra £4.4bn annually to upgrade school buildings, bringing the total yearly spend to £7bn - as the Department for Education's own officials have previously recommended.
Read the full letter here.