The government recently published information for applicants about the Condition Improvement Fund 2020 to 2021
including new criteria which includes sections on executive pay and School Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) visits.
We have written, with the Sixth Form Colleges Association, to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Lord Agnew expressing our concern that the criteria appear to be aimed at leveraging other DfE policies rather than solely on safety and maintenance of school and college buildings. We have asked for an explanation about the rationale for the criteria over executive pay and several other aspects in this section.
We have also expressed our dissatisfaction that sketchy details about the new criteria were issue through a press release at a weekend rather than schools and colleges being provided with clear information.
We will report back to members when we receive a reply.