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In England, a significant number of schools are currently dealing with structural issues caused by the use of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC). The government has already updated the list of affected schools as investigations continue.
Modern building materials are often designed with a limited design life. Exceeding that limit – and not properly maintaining the structures – is risky.
UK schools are contending with a financial crisis, yet the governmental revenue funds are inadequate despite the urgent need for capital for essential repairs in schools. The lack of data on the condition of school buildings adds complexity to planning procedures.
The UK Government faces scrutiny for reducing funding for school repairs, sparking an outcry from former officials and public figures. As students return to classrooms, or makeshift settings due to unsafe buildings, Downing Street and Rishi Sunak have questions to answer.
Teachers are quitting due to workload, lack of support, and low pay. To retain them, solutions such as a lighter workload, better pay, more support and flexible working arrangements are suggested as well as creating a culture of respect and recognition.
Black children in England’s schools face marginalization for the way they speak and are made to feel like their language is “wrong”. Education must be inclusive and respect the cultural diversity of students to ensure children feel safe and represented in the classroom.