MP calls on Minister to resolve school roof repairs 'impasse'
MP has this week called for a Minister's help in resolving an "impasse"
over "urgently needed repairs" to a roof at King Alfred School in
Heappey brought up the issue during a House of Commons debate this
week, saying: "The excellent Priory Multi-academy trust has
been working with King Alfred School in Highbridge in my constituency
since the school was placed in special measures."
have made some very good progress, but the trusts board of
directors is nervous about formalising the sponsorship until urgently
needed repairs have been completed at the school."
the Minister meet me, along with representatives of the trust and
the school, so that we can resolve the impasse at the earliest opportunity?"
Gibb, Minister of State at the Department for Education, responded:
"Yes, of course; I will be delighted to meet my Honourable
Friend to try to resolve that impasse. We are spending record amounts
of capital on our school system: £23 billion in this period."
Denise Hurr, head teacher, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The repairs to the roof are urgent as there are leaks when the rain is heavy. I am very happy that our local MP is so supportive of the improvements going on at our school."
here earlier this month that the school's progress has been
praised by Ofsted in a new monitoring report, but it has also identified
several areas that require further improvement, saying that "leaders
and managers are not taking effective action towards the removal
of special measures."
this year, we reported
here that the school had been rated as 'inadequate' by Ofsted
in five areas, with one area rated as 'requiring improvement', placing
it into 'special measures'.
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