Education Investment Plans Laid Out
Archived news: published on Monday 25 Aug 2008 by Fife Council
The Education and Children's Services Committee today approved the development of a 10 year plan which will set out a programme of work to replace and refurbish
"Building Fife's Future" will invest an estimated £126 million in creating school environments to support the top class learning and teaching practices which already exist across
Cllr. Douglas Chapman, Committee Chair, said: "This is an exciting time for schools in
"There is a huge amount of excellent work going on within our schools and it is time that we matched this by providing buildings which are far more than just fit for purpose.
"We have a great opportunity now to get these buildings right and in order to do that we will make sure we are consulting with all interested parties throughout the process."
The £126 million will be used to build a new primary school for Dunfermline, a new secondary school for Kirkcaldy, replacement schools for
Further to this three Leven primary schools,
A School Estate Development Project Board has already been established and they will be responsible for the delivery of all the projects. In addition a member officer working group will be set up with elected members, from across the political parties, and council officers working together to monitor progress, give direction, approve business cases and help to direct and guide the whole project.
Stakeholder groups will also be established for each school. These groups will be representative of the local school community and should include members of staff, pupils, parents, community council's and representatives of other users. Their role will be to provide communication links between Fife Council, the groups the represent, the design team, the contractor, parents, pupils and other users of the facility. These groups will also be a forum for discussing outcomes and development of specific school projects.
Councillor Chapman continued: "We are determined to make these buildings as good as they can be to make sure they are right for all those who will be using them now and in the future. Communication is vital to ensure that everything we do will have the full support of the communities involved and will meets their needs