Here at Gratnells HQ we are busy with last minute preparations for our large stand at Worlddidac 2010. I will be there for the full duration along with my father, Neville Hudson, and our new Director of International Business, David Heaton.
This show always provides a good opportunity to catch up with old and new customers, so please come along and join us for a coffee on find us in Hall 1 on Stand B36. We will be delighted to see you.
It has been widely report that following the decision of Education Secretary Michael Gove to cut the £55bn Building Schools for the Future programme (saying it was wasteful and inefficient) three councils in England have launched legal action.
However, according to the Education Direct Mailing company Hamilton House
‘What has made fewer headlines is the fact that in a statement responding to the launch of the action the government said action had to be taken but funding was still available. The Department for Education said it had launched a review of capital spending in schools.
The Independent Academies Association has said it sees the need for a new, less costly capital programme in these “tougher times”, but added in a statement: “It is vital that a new programme is developed soon and that the importance of new buildings as a package to renew poor performing schools is recognised.”
A review of school building is currently taking place and is likely to report in the near future. It will seek to prioritise spending on school rebuilding where it is needed most.’
For companies like Gratnells this has to be good news.