*LATEST UPDATE* 8 September 2023 - Michael telephoned Mr Corcoran to discuss any help that he can provide to the school to assist with its plans to replace the roof as soon as possible and with minimal disruption.
5 September 2023 - Mr Corcoran contacted Michael to provide a further update. Michael was pleased to read that the school would return this term without any disruption to teaching and learning, and that efforts were underway to ensure the roof can be replaced.
2 April 2023 - Following Michael’s telephone call with Baroness Barran, Michael’s office contacted Mr Corcoran to ask him to keep Michael informed of any developments and to let him know if he experiences any difficulties.
23 March 2023 - Mr Corcoran kindly responded with an update on the situation and informed Michael of the assistance that was being provided by Surrey County Council (SCC) to minimise the impact to pupils. Michael also understood that remedial works would take place to mitigate any risk and that an independent survey had been commissioned by SCC.
22 March 2023 - Michael contacted the Head Teacher of Shawfield Primary School, Stephen Corcoran, and informed him he would discuss the situation with Baroness Barran, Minister for the School System and Student Finance, the following day.
20 March 2023 - Following a survey conducted by Arup and commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE), on 20 March 2023 the DfE contacted Michael to inform him of concerns relating to Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in the roof of the main hall at Shawfield Primary School. The DfE had advised the school to close the main hall.