Asbestos in schools – what governors need to know | Valentine Mulholland

This guest post is contributed by Valentine Mulholland, Head of Policy at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and a member of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC). This Committee brings together teaching and support staff unions to campaign about the risk to school pupils and staff presented by the presence of asbestos in schools and the current approach to its management.
What’s the risk?

It’s a worrying truth that more than 85% of UK schools contain asbestos. It was a widespread building material for schools that was still in use until the turn of this century. It’s…

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