Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, accompanied the Minister for School Funding, Baroness Barran, when she paid a visit on Monday to see the effect of RAAC at Bromfords School, in Wickford.
Following a meeting in his office to discuss the issue, the Minister and the local MP were taken in a tour of the school site by Headteacher, Mr Jochen Tree, which includes the areas where new, relocatable classrooms are now due to be installed within the next month or so.
The Minister was also shown the Collaborative Learning Centre (CLC) an Essex County Council owned facility, which is also located on the school site, which, with help from ECC, has now been repurposed to accommodate the school’s Sixth Form.
Commenting on the Minister’s visit, Mark Francois said:
“I am very grateful to Baroness Barran for coming to my constituency, to see some of the problems created by the RAAC issue for herself. I also used her visit to raise RAAC related issues at Hockley Primary School and Wyburns Primary School as well. Mr Tree and his team have worked extremely hard to respond to this challenge and I was heartened to hear that, despite the issue, the school apparently had a very successful open evening last week.”